Month: September 2013

How I Became An All-Organic Marijuana Grower

How I Became An All-Organic Marijuana Grower

My experience growing marijuana was minimal at best when I lived on the East and West coast. I would help people water, trim and babysit, but I never had the chance to utilize those skills to branch out on my own. When I first started […]

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cough Immune System Booster Smoothie

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cough Immune System Booster Smoothie

As the season has started to make its shift from warm summer to fall in Summit County, cooler weather patterns are flooding the county with daily rain storms. Mornings in the high country (10,000 ft or more in altitude) are in the low 50’s with […]

Zero Waste: Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Summit Sweet Skunk Coffee Facial, Hair, And Cellulite Scrub

Zero Waste: Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Summit Sweet Skunk Coffee Facial, Hair, And Cellulite Scrub

Pampering yourself doesn’t have to be expensive because there are a few tricks you can employ in the comfort of your own home that will save you time and money.

This simple coffee scrub uses recycled coffee grounds combined with Summit Sweet Skunk and can be used in three different ways to leave your skin and hair feeling like you just had a high-end spa treatment.

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SUMMIT SWEEK SKUNK

Summit Sweet Skunk hails from Summit County in Colorado at High Country Healing in the town of Silverthorne. This is one of the highest elevated cannabis clubs in the world providing organic quality medicine. They have knowledgeable staff who are exceptionally friendly and go out of their way to take care of your medical needs.

Summit Sweet Skunk was bred by this dispensary and packs a powerful Sativa dominant punch for medicinal use.

When used raw and topically in a face scrub, the terpenes, THC, and essential oils of the plant fortify your skin and hair. These raw natural parts of the plant have anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects on your skin.

The first rendition of this recipe is a skin exfoliate scrub that will leave your face and body feeling buzzed, smooth and soft with a glow. Coffee grounds combined with almond oil and freshly cured cannabis will slough off dead skin, remove dirt, and purge pores by tightening the skin.

Both the cannabis and coffee will actually help to reduce puffiness and swelling in the skin which will give your face a lifted look with repeated weekly use.

The second option to this recipe is transforming it from facial scrub to a treatment on your mane.

When worked into your hair, this wonderful concoction will remove product build up from strands. As your hair dries, it will produce smooth locks from the almond oil and cannabis which will add a glossy shine. It is not advised for light colored hair as it will darken the tones in your hair and produce undesirable results if you want to keep your hair light.

But, if during the winter you want to add low light colors to your mane on lighter hair, this is a great natural option to use. On brunettes and red heads, this scrub will add warm tones to your hair with continual use.

The final alternative use for this recipe is to add a few extra ingredients to create a cellulite scrub that will help problem areas such as thighs, upper legs, and your booty. Coffee grounds will remove excess water retention at the skin’s surface which will improve the circulation. This helps skin to appear firmer, less lumpy, and will lessen pockets. If you were to pair this cellulite scrub with healthy diet and daily exercise, you will be saying goodbye to cellulite before you know it

Skin Coffee Exfoliate

Mise en place:

  • 1/2 cup recycled coffee or espresso grounds
  • 1 gram ground Summit Sweet Skunk or alternative sweet sativa strain of your choice (remove stems)
  • 1/4 cup of pure almond oil
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 clean jar

Directions:

  1. Combine the coffee or espresso grounds and Summit Sweet Skunk in bowl. Combine until the cannabis is evenly distributed into the coffee grounds. Next, add pure almond oil and stir until the grounds are saturated. Add this mixture to a jar, close the jar, and keep it in your bathroom or shower.
  2. When you are ready to use this mixture, wet your face and grab about a tablespoon with your hand. Gently rub this mixture all over your face in slow circular patterns avoiding your eye areas. Do this for one minute and then grab a little more from the jar for your eye area.
  3. Close your eyes and gently pat this mixture on your eye area but do not rub into your eyes. Keep your eyes closed and leave this mixture both on your face and eyes for another minute. After the minute is up, gently rinse from your face and eyes. It is optimal to do this in the shower after your pores have opened from the steam to ensure proper purging of skin pores. Do this treatment 2-3 times a week or less if you have sensitive skin.

Coffee Hair Cleanser

Mise en place:

  • 1/2 cup recycled coffee or espresso grounds
  • 1 gram ground Summit Sweet Skunk or alternative sweet sativa strain of your choice (remove stems)
  • 1/4 cup of pure almond oil
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 clean jar
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Directions:

  1. Combine the coffee or espresso grounds and Summit Sweet Skunk in bowl. Combine until the cannabis is evenly distributed into the coffee grounds.
  2. Next, add 1/4 cup of pure almond oil and stir until the grounds are saturated. Add this mixture to a jar, close the jar, and keep it in your bathroom or shower.

I recommend skipping a shampoo session the day that you do this, but if you absolutely feel you need to wash your hair after, feel free. Grab a liberal amount with your hand and gently scrunch into your hair. Gently work the coffee mixture through your hair from roots to tip. Rinse all of the grounds out, dry and style as usual. Do this treatment 1-2 times a week.

Coffee Cellulite Scrub

Mise en place:

  • 1/2 cup recycled coffee or espresso grounds
  • 1 gram ground Summit Sweet Skunk or alternative sweet sativa strain of your choice (Remove Stems)
  • 1/4 cup of pure almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine
  • 1 tablespoon everclear
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 clean jar

Directions:

  1. Combine the coffee or espresso grounds and Summit Sweet Skunk in bowl. Combine until the cannabis is evenly distributed into the coffee grounds. Next, add 1/4 cup of pure almond oil and stir until the oil saturates the grounds.
  2. Stir in the red wine and everclear until evenly distributed. Add this mixture to a jar, close the jar, and store it in your refrigerator. When you are ready to use it, pull from the refrigerator and get into the shower.
  3. Find a spot in the shower where water will not wash away the mixture and rub it liberally onto your problem area. Massage the area for at least one minute before washing off. You can double this recipe to make more. Use this treatment daily.

Recipes written for: Ladybud Magazine

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