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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DIY Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub

This Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub smells heavenly and leaves my skin soft and smooth. Okay, there are those who claim that the caffeine in coffee grounds, when massaged into the skin, helps to diminish the appearance of cellulite by stimulating blood flow. Hmmm... who wouldn't want that?

It takes just a few minutes to make!
The yummy, fragrant ingredients can all be found in your kitchen pantry!

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh, ground coffee (I used French Roast - oh yum!) (before it has been brewed)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 6 drops vanilla essential oil- (optional) I will leave it out next time as I really could not see or smell any difference by using it. It is in my photo, though... so I thought I should mention it. 
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Jars with tight-fitting lids
This batch will fill approximately three 4 oz canning jars. I filled one small one for the shower and put the rest of the batch in a large jar for storing.

MUY MUY IMPORTANTE!!! VERY VERY IMPORTANT! Oil in your shower or tub can make it super slippery! So, use caution. Also, glass jars may not be a great idea for the shower - if you think you might be clumsy - use a plastic container! If you are giving these as gifts, you could even put it in a pretty, canning jar, but also add a little disposable plastic container for the shower.

Here's What You Do

Add all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and stir with a spoon until the dry ingredients are mixed well with the oil. Spoon into jars with tight-fitting lids.

Smooth on to wet skin, massage, and rinse.

Besides the possibility of getting rid of some unwanted fat deposits, this scrub really is a good thing, as it is economical, smells great, very emollient, and is a wonderful exfoliant. I plan to make up a batch for Christmas gifts!

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  1. WouldAnyOil Work?

    1. Yes, other oils would work fine. Grapeseed oil, walnut oil, etc...

  2. Hi! the coffee. Could you please clarify the measurement for the coffee?

  3. Hi Stef! Wow, all this time I didn't realize I had forgot the amount for the coffee. Thank you! 1/2 cup!!! I've fixed it now.

  4. did you use coffee that had not been used to brew, or the grounds after brewing?

    1. Hi Wizzard, I used fresh ground coffee.

    2. Thanks Debbie - I have been experimenting with body scrubs after reading your blog. xx

    3. Aren't they fun? I love making and using them. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  5. hi just wondering how long the scrub will stay fresh for?

    1. I have had the same scrub in my shower now for over two months and it is still fresh. Sugar works as a preservative. I would always sniff it to see if you can smell the scent of rancid oil, but so far I have not.


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