A coffee sugar scrub is a wonderful gift for your favorite coffee lover…or for yourself. This coffee sugar scrub is quick and easy to make with only a few ingredients, that you probably already have at home. When you buy sugar scrubs in stores, they can be very pricey; but you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost!
What is a coffee sugar scrub?
A sugar scrub is an all natural way to exfoliate your skin. I particularly like to use it on my hands and feet to keep them softer; but you can use it on your whole body (not recommended for your face). This is an easy and natural way to scrub away old, dead, skin cells without expensive spa treatments. Not to mention it smells fantastic!
Coffee Sugar Scrub Ingredients / Directions
- 1/2 cup of Sweet Almond Oil (like this), you can use other oils if you do not have almond oil available.
- 1 cup of fresh ground coffee (fine or medium grind). I like the darker roasts for this scrub.
- 1 cup of sugar, preferably organic – you can use white, brown or even raw
- In a large bowl mix the 3 ingredients together until they are well incorporated
- Store in waterproof jars with air-tight lids or bpa-free plastic containers (like these)
How to Use Your Coffee Sugar Scrub
It is best to use your sugar scrub on wet skin and in an area that you can easily wash it off when you’re done. I keep mine in the shower or next to the sink in my kitchen. To use your sugar scrub you can simply scoop out a bit and gently scrub into areas that need exfoliation like your elbows, hands, feet, etc. Try using circular motions when you scrub. Remember not to press too hard or too fast which could irritate or damage your skin. Rinse the scrub off thoroughly and pat dry. Now you’ll want to put on your favorite all-natural moisturizer; this could be as simple as some coconut oil or try my Honey-Whipped Hand Cream
Your coffee sugar scrub should only be used one to two times a week for maximum benefits; any more may cause skin irritation.
This scrub makes a wonderful gift alone or part of a spa package.
The scrub should be used within 3 months because there are not preservatives in it. Remember to keep your air-tight lid on to prevent water from getting into the scrub and melting your sugar away.
Love Coffee Crafts? Check out my Melt & Pour Coffee Soap and my Homemade Coffee Liqueur Recipe!