Make Your Own Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Last week I had the privilege of doing a project with our local MOPS group. Many of the young moms are on a tight budget and don’t have the discretionary cash to buy those special toiletry items like bath scrubs very often. One of the (extremely) creative Moms, Becky Parker, taught us all how to make our OWN body scrubs with items that most of us have in our cupboards already.

Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Here’s my confession: I’ve never been a bubble bath/body scrub kinda gal. I’ve never been even remotely willing to fork out a lot of money for things like bath salts or body scrubs. So I was ECSTATIC to find something so easy, inexpensive, and simple. I also love the fact that I know exactly what is going into these body scrubs. I’m not worried about chemicals or fragrances. In fact, I can pronounce all the ingredients….which is far more than I can say for my bottle of shampoo.

Brown Sugar Coffee Body Scrub

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar Coffee Body Scrub

This Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub only requires 3 ingredients

  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. ground coffee
  • 1/4 c. olive oil

Directions: 

This is such an easy recipe to follow. Measure out each ingredient into a medium-sized bowl. Stir until everything is thoroughly mixed. Store in an airtight container.

Variations:

Use brown sugar, olive oil, and non-iodized salt for a finer scrub. You can also substitute coconut oil for the olive oil. If you want something scented, a few drops of your favorite essential oils will make your scrub smell nice.

Brown Sugar & Salt Body Scrub

Brown Sugar & Salt Body Scrub

As I was exploring the world of DIY body scrubs, I noticed that some folks use twice or three times as much oil as this recipe. The resulting scrub is more like a thick liquid paste that you could spoon out. I like the granular texture of this recipe, but I do plan to experiment with the ratios. I also plan to try this with coconut oil.

To use this scrub, take a handful and smooth on your skin, using circular movements. Rinse off well. Having a handheld shower head makes rinsing out the shower or tub a lot easier. It’s important that you use a little soap to remove the slick of olive oil from the bottom of the shower so that the next person in the shower doesn’t slip.

I love the idea of using common food items to make a product that would cost me a LOT of money to buy in my local Bath & Bodyworks.

Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Barb

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Make-Your-Own Body Scrub

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. ground coffee
  • 1/4 c. olive oil

Instructions

This is such an easy recipe to follow. Measure out each ingredient into a medium-sized bowl. Stir until everything is thoroughly mixed. Store in an airtight container.

Variations:

Use brown sugar, olive oil, and non-iodized salt for a finer scrub. You can also substitute coconut oil for the olive oil. If you want something scented, a few drops of your favorite essential oils will make your scrub smell nice.

To use this scrub, take a handful and smooth on your skin, using circular movements. Rinse off well. Having a handheld shower head makes rinsing out the shower or tub a lot easier. It's important that you use a little soap to remove the slick of olive oil from the bottom of the shower so that the next person in the shower doesn't slip.

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One thought on “Make Your Own Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub

  1. So glad you enjoyed it Barb and I love the experimentation! I too am a “shampoo-conditioner-soap” kind of girl, but it is nice to make something so simple and pamper ourselves a bit.

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