Today I wanted to share with you a quick, easy, and inexpensive recipe for a DIY coffee body scrub. In fact, if you are a coffee drinker, I bet you already have most of these ingredients in your pantry!
This recipe comes together in a snap, smells unbelievable, and does a fantastic job of smoothing out those rough patches on your face and body, all while leaving it nicely moisturized. And let me tell you, if you use this in the shower, it basically makes your whole bathroom smell like Starbucks. Talk about a lovely way to start your day!
I looked at a few recipes for inspiration, but ended up putting together my own blend. I highly recommend you just go with the flow on this one. My coconut oil was completely liquified when I made this (hellloooo no air conditioning!), so I needed to make sure I scaled back on the oil and bumped up the grinds in order to keep it from getting too runny. Maybe runny is your thing. I say, play with it and have fun. Get crazy.
Here is my basic recipe:
1 C coffee grounds, ground coarsely
3/4-1 C coconut oil
3/4 C sugar (I used brown, but a coarse cane sugar would be lovely!)
2 TB vanilla
1/4 C (or more) honey
Mix everything together, pour into a pretty container, and go forth and scrub! I have one at my sink to use on my face at night, and one in my shower to use on my face/body. I scrub on gently, rinse with cold water, and pat my face dry. Then I follow up with a rinse of super hot to make sure I don’t clog the drain with the coconut oil. I know that you have to be really careful with coconut oil and your drains and that you should never put straight coconut oil down the pipes. I’m hoping that this is such a small amount that it won’t hurt anything.
Also, I recommend you use a coffee brand that you would enjoy drinking, not something super cheap. Cheap coffee tastes and smells like dry, stale, cheap coffee. I believe part of the reason why my batch smells so good is because I started out with good quality ingredients! But that is entirely up to personal preference.
As I mentioned before, the sugar and coffee do a great job of exfoliating my skin, while the honey and coconut oil act as great moisturizers. Also, did you know coffee, used on your skin, decreases inflammation? Coconut oil is antibacterial, aka, will help combat the bacteria that causes breakouts.
I’ve been using mine for two weeks now and love it. Plus, I doubled my batch to give a few away as thank you gifts. I think this is a skincare recipe almost anyone can enjoy, so you will have let me know if you try it, what you think of it, and any creative changes you might have made to the recipe. Happy scrubbing!