Coffee lovers, rejoice! Your ever-lovin-coffee-minds are about to be blown with this DIY coffee scrub. Yes, truly, today I’m going to show you how to make your own coffee scrub. We’ve done citrus scrub, regular ol’ sugar scrub, and strawberry salt foot scrub, so I thought it would be fun to mix it up (wakka, wakka) and try some coffee scrub.
Let me tell you right now, if you hate the smell of coffee, you should maybe go learn how to make a layered white chocolate pumpkin cream pie instead.
If you’re still with me, I trust you love the smell of coffee. When you walk into a bookstore + or coffee shop, you lift your head in the air and inhale, deeply. Because coffee smells like magic and fairy-tales, that’s why. So it makes sense to me then, that you and I would love to wake up with a morning shower featuring a coffee scrub finale before heading out into the world.
Every little bit helps, you know.
If you remember, the sugar and salt scrubs I make always feature some sort of natural oil. The combination of the exfoliant, in this case coffee grounds, with the oil makes your skin smooth + moisturized, just the way you like it. The way I like it, anyway. Here’s how the whole thing goes down:
Make it Your Own Coffee Body Scrub DIY
- 1/2 cup coffee grounds
- 1/4 cup coconut or olive oil
- 2 T white or brown sugar / I use one of each
- vitamin E gel tabs
- 1 T vanilla
- Step 1: Mix together coffee grounds and sugars and combine thoroughly
- Step 2: Add olive oil, vitamin E and vanilla
- Step 3: Mix until all ingredients are completely combined
- Step 4: Put mixture into a watertight container with a lid
Your coffee scrub should look something like this, and it should smell like happiness on a spoon. Put it in the shower, and every time you bathe use a tablespoon or two to exfoliate all over your body. If you’d like to focus on the areas that have a bit of cellulite (who me? never!) coffee grounds reduce the visibility of all that nonsense, temporarily at least. And, it helps to reduce any redness + inflammation on your skin.
My favorite part of it though is that I end up smelling like a latte, and I’m nice and soft to boot.
If you’re making the scrub for your friends, because you’re a lover, not a fighter, use a cute cupcake wrapper to spruce things up a bit. I made mine in a tiny canning jar with a screw on lid, and put a cupcake liner in-between the jar lid and the screw on lid. You obviously won’t take it into the shower like that, but life is all about presentation.
Wrap a little colored string around the top and you’re the new Martha, coffee scrub in hand.