It All Began at a Coffee Plantation in Tanzania, and Is Now the Main Product of Local, Small Batch,
Local small business entrepreneur Stephanie Estey and her dad have created DROP, their skin care company specializing in coffee scrubs - yes, coffee for your skin! Stephanie shares how it all started and why it's so good for us!
Coffee. Just the aroma is enough to kick start our morning and shake our brains awake. Newsflash: Your skin loves it, too. Just as caffeine wakes up your mind and makes you sit just a little bit straighter in the morning, it also brightens up and plumps skin. Those same coffee beans, combined with a luxurious mixture of brown sugar and Argan Oil — one of the world’s most moisturizing oils — create an invigorating scrub that leaves skin positively radiant. To top it off, we’ve also added Shea Butter, which is naturally rich in antioxidants and Vitamins A & E. You’re about to soak in the ultimate morning boost.
I fell in love with the coffee scrub concept during my honeymoon in Tanzania. My husband and I had just summited Kilimanjaro (!) and we rewarded ourselves by relaxing on a beautiful coffee planation by Ngorongoro Crater. After trying one of their luxurious coffee spa treatments, I swear I found Nirvana. I have never had smoother skin! And the aroma not only made me feel awake, it made my skin feel awake and vibrant, too! The best part? It’s all natural!
I knew, without a doubt, that we had to make coffee a part of DROP, the Argan Oil company that my dad and I founded. Once I returned home, we got to work and did our research. We spent months perfecting our exfoliating coffee scrub formula. We’ve added our star nourishing ingredients to the formula, too: Argan Oil and Shea Butter. These two key ingredients are what make our scrub not only effective, but incredibly rich and luxurious. We use all organic ingredients (no chemicals for us!) in three transcendent scents: vanilla, coconut, and grapefruit.
Our mission is not just to keep your skin soft and smooth, but to pay homage to our coffee scrub roots. For each large-sized scrub purchased, we are donating $1 to an educational non-profit in Tanzania.
We are so excited for the Firefly community to try our coffee scrub. DROP started a few years ago, with the aim of sharing beauty rituals from around the world. As international educators, my parents and I have lived in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our first product was Argan Oil, a timeless and legendary moisturizer from Morocco that is loaded with Vitamin E and Omega 6 & 9. Now, we are excited to share our coffee scrubs with you and hope you love it as much as we do.
Look for our booth at Firefly Handmade to get your DROP coffee scrub and 100% pure organic, cold-pressed Argan Oil. Special holiday packages and specials are available.
Shop and visit with DROP at Firefly Handmade Holiday Market, December 10 - 11, 10am - 4pm both days, Twenty Ninth Street shopping district , 1710 29th St., Boulder, CO. - in our grand HEATED tent next to Trader Joe's!