We are huge fans of coffee and the smell of coffee. That means everyone in our household is happy to include a coffee body scrub in our beauty routines.
Homemade coffee scrub has the delicious scent of coffee added to our shower. That might be the best way to wake up without actually consuming it!
But of course we’re going to drink our coffee too!
This sugar scrub is made with all natural ingredients and it’s so quick and easy that you can whip up a batch for yourself and for a friend.
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The Benefits of Coffee Body Scrub
Sugar is a wonderful exfoliant for every skin type. It’s not too coarse so it works well even on dry skin, and it helps your skin retain moisture. When you combine sugar with coconut oil you’ve created a great moisturizing scrub.
Coffee is said to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. We’re not going to claim that it’s true, but we are hopeful!
Either way sugar and coconut oil are good for your skin, so if you love the smell of coffee this is the scrub for you!
How to Make Homemade Coffee Body Scrub
To make 2 cups of body scrub you’ll need:
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 1 cup of ground Coffee
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
We use organic sugar and coconut oil. For the coffee we use the grounds from whatever our favorite mix is at the time.
Optional – you can add in vanilla or cinnamon to enhance the scent.
Mix your sugar and coffee grounds together in a bowl. You can use fresh ground coffee but we like to dump our morning grinds into the scrub since it’s a great way to reuse them.
We prefer to use fine white sugar since it has a lighter texture to it. For this scrub the coffee is going to be the scrubby part of your mix.
You want to mix these first because previously used coffee grounds will have some liquid left in them and you may not need as much coconut oil.
Add in about half of your coconut oil and mix.
This is really just a judgement call on the consistency of your scrub. If you’re using dry grounds it will take most of the coconut oil. If you are using wet coffee grounds it will take less of the coconut oil to get the right consistency.
Once you’ve achieved the consistency that you like you can add your optional ingredients.
We sometimes add up to 1 tablespoon of vanilla to add a warm rich scent to our scrub. Alternatively we’ll add about a 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon. The cinnamon gives your skin a nice warm feeling when you’re using it.
Add your mix into an air tight container.
Since you’re using fresh ingredients your mix should keep on the shelf for about 2 months. We can’t attest to that since we’ve never had one last long enough to see what the shelf life is, but we don’t recommend keeping it any longer than that.
If you have sensitive skin be sure to do a tiny test before you bathe your whole body in this scrub. We want you to have beautifully smooth skin, not a crazy reaction.
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Be sure to save the pin for later so that you’ll be able to find it. And let us know in the comments what your favorite sugar scrub combination is!