Tuesday, January 9, 2018

DIY Exfoliating Coffee and Sugar Scrub

Making DIY body scrubs like this yummy cinnamon sugar and coffee scrub are a great way to energize at the start of your day. Making this homemade sugar scrub means you can avoid sketchy ingredients that are often in commercially produced scrubs like artificial fragrance, parabens, phthalates, petroleum based ingredients and more.

The coconut sugar used in the scrub lends a toasty, caramelized scent while the coffee helps wake you up. Caffeine is known to be great for your skin as well and this coffee scrub is a great way to get it! The sugar and coffee work together to gently exfoliate your skin while the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling soft. Overall, this homemade body scrub will leave you feeling energized and your skin will feel pampered as you get ready to take on your day.

This sugar scrub makes a great gift as well - maybe even add an "I like you a latte" tag for a little punny humor.

How to Make an Exfoliating Coffee and Sugar Scrub


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Place coconut oil in a glass or ceramic bowl that can hold at least 2 cups. Microwave bowl with coconut oil in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until coconut oil is very soft but not liquefied.


Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

How to use your coffee scrub:

Scoop some of the coffee scrub from the jar. Allow a little warm water to run into your hands and rub together to activate before using to scrub your body, paying special attention to areas in need to extra exfoliation such as feet, elbows, knees, etc.

This scrub is also great for deep cleaning hands after doing particularly dirty tasks like pulling weeds or working in the garden.

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Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom of two boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017). You can also find her recipes in periodicals like Urban Farm Magazine. Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!
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1 comment:

  1. Definitely need to make sure the coffee is finely ground or you end up with chunks and it doesn't work well! I substituted Epsom salts for the coconut sugar and felt I got a good scrub with it (though less coconut smell). I also added a lot less coffee (1-2 Tbsp) and then added in a bit of ground cinnamon too since I could only find "sugar spice" essential oil at the store. I feel like the end result was great! Thanks for the recipe - it's a great base to jump off from.


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