Coffee is a must have in our pantry. It also happens to be very beneficial for skin, so incorporating it into a scrub was a no brainer. This Coffee Sugar Scrub makes an easy inexpensive gift. It is perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
The caffeine in coffee stimulates blood flow when applied to the skin. Therefore it’s effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. The best part is that it leaves skin glowing. Coffee is full of antioxidants which prevents premature signs of aging. The anti inflammatory properties helps to reduce redness and heal acne scars.
Not only is it an efficient exfoliator, the smell of coffee is being researched as a potential stimulant, making this scrub perfect for a boost of energy. So next time you brew yourself a cup of joe, save those leftover grinds and treat yourself to beautiful soft luminous skin.
Photo by Haley Photography
This Coffee Sugar Scrub can be used on all skin types and doubles as a lip scrub. We don’t recommend using on your face as coconut oil can clog facial pores (it can easily be swapped out for Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil, although the texture will differ slightly).
If you love scrubs as much as us, check out our other recipes.
Coffee Sugar Scrub
- 1/4 Cup Softened Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Ground Coffee or Coffee Grinds (we used Fair Trade grinds)
- 2 Tbsp White Sugar
Add all ingredients together and mix until smooth.
Apply to wet or dry skin and scrub until the sugar dissolves.
Rinse off and rub in any remaining oil.
Store with an airtight lid and in a cool, dry place for up to two weeks.