Would you like to find a simply way to reduce cellulite, increase circulation, and minimize water retention?
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Many lotions and creams promise these things, but they also come with hefty price tags and lots of unnatural ingredients.
This Coffee Sugar Scrub can make your skin feel and look great while being inexpensive, simple, and smelling absolutely amazing!
Massaging this scrub into your skin exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates blood/lymph flow while the caffeine has a tightening effect.
5-Minute Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe
(I looked at the time before I started and within 5 minutes I was able to gather all the ingredients, mix up the scrub, put in in the jar and take all the photos in this post. Whew…this is one quick DIY!)
- 1/3 cup ground coffee (I had this vanilla coffee on hand)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup extra light olive oil or coconut oil (coconut oil will harden in colder temperatures)
Mix in a bowl.
(I like my coffee sugar scrub to be pretty thick, but you can add more oil if you like it runnier.)
Then spoon into a container with a tight fitting lid. I prefer using wide mouth mason jars (these or these) and these reusable plastic lids.
To Use: Simply massage in to wet skin for several minutes using firm pressure. Rinse and wash as usual. Use 2-3 times a week. Your skin will feel amazing after just the first use and you should notice visible changes in your skin within a couple of weeks.
This coffee sugar scrub also makes a wonderful and inexpensive gift. Our family gave small jars away last Christmas and have had many requests from the recipients for more.
Today’s Question: What is your favorite way to take care of your skin? What are some of your favorite types of DIY projects?
Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk) says
I always create my own scrub but I always just use suagr/salt and oil and never other ingredients. This one sounds amazing and I might try it soon #magicmoments
Earmarking this one for Christmas giving next year! Love it. Thanks.
This recipe is so easy to mix up in a large batch, just use equal parts of the 3 ingredients and you should be good to go 🙂
I’m not a coffee drinker and don’t like the smell of coffee, is there another thing you could use for a non-coffee drinker like me. I know a lot of friends who would probably love this.
You can make another simple Lemon Sugar Scrub with 2 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 coconut oil, and 1 lemon (zested and squeezed). For extra exfoliating power use part coarse sugar. Another one of my favorites has brown sugar, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg and oil.
Anita Ojeda says
I had a great time making scrubs and bath salts with essential oils last week at our church’s spa night! But coffee scrub?! Yum! How do you keep from eating it (especially if you use coconut oil)?
I actually have to put in on the top shelf in the shower because I’ve caught a kid or two taste testing 🙂
Debra Alexander says
I am seeing a lot of scrubs on the blogging scene – maybe I should jump in and try one or two.
This is so easy…definitely a good one to start with!
My oldest girls would love this recipe.
This recipe would make a great foot scrub for a spa night at home. (By the way, I love your “wait there’s more” Facebook pop-up. I’d love to know how you did that.)
It’s a plugin called “Scroll Triggered Boxes.” I just created an image and inserted it and linked it to my Facebook.
This sounds great!!! Love DIY stuff!!
Neat recipe for the scrub. I haven’t heard of this one before. Pinning it!
Emily @Random Recycling says
I think I’ll make this for myself…maybe the coffee scrub will help me wake up in the morning!
Ok, now this is cool! I’ve used caffeine based creams, but never thought to make it myself 😀