Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

My inspiration for this DIY project was the Cup O Coffee shower scrub from Lush.  I had received a sample of the scrub and used it as a face mask and fell in love! I do not like coffee, nor do I like the smell of it, but the scent is a small price to pay for how soft my skin felt after I used it.   Additionally, this Alabama winter is sucking the moisture out of me so I am in need of all the exfoliation I can find.

In order to make this scrub, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup coffee grinds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


First, mix together the coffee grinds and sugar in a bowl.
Next, add the coconut oil, honey, and lemon juice and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container for later use.


Use as a scrub in the shower, specifically focusing on rough areas such as elbows, knees, and heels.
You can use this as a face mask if desired.  Let sit on face for 15 minutes, then rinse off by gently massaging the mask into your skin as you rinse.


Coffee grinds make for a great exfoliate to rid your skin of dead skin cells.  Sugar also helps to exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells while cleaning your pores.  Coconut oil is both antibacterial and anti-fungal and it provides moisture to your skin.
Honey is a natural moisturizing anti-biotic and is helpful in preventing and getting rid of acne.  The antioxidants help slow down the aging of skin.  Lemon juice helps to cleanse your pours and to even out your skin tone.

Coffee sugar scrub is a great DIY project for yourself or as a gift for someone else, because you likely already have all the ingredients in your home! Plus, its so much cheaper than paying more than $2 per ounce of the Lush coffee scrub!

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