I love to give and receive homemade gifts. To me it says that the person has taken the time to create something special just for me with their two hands. It makes the gift a little more special and each time I use or look at a handmade gift I think of that special person. This year one of my special DIY gifts for a few special friends is a Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves coffee, loves body products or someone who just really needs a little TLC.
I have used this scrub myself because luckily this recipe makes just a little extra and my skin feels super soft from the gentle exfoliation, moisturized from the coconut oil and I smell like a vanilla latte (yum). I encourage you to use a coffee that you really like for this recipe because the better the coffee the better your scrub will smell.
Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub
Makes 6-8oz jars (plus a little extra for you)
- 3 cups good quality coffee, coarsely ground
- 3 cups brown sugar
- 12 oz coconut oil, solid
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Mix everything together in a large bowl using your hands to evenly combine everything.
- Spoon into jars with a tight fitting lid.
- Label and decorate!
Side note I used the remainder of a bag of Stumptown coffee that we didn’t drink because we didn’t love the roast. You do not need to go that high quality with your coffee just try to use something more mid-range ($7-10 bag), something you would probably want to drink.
Oh boy… I don’t know if I could use my stumptown for anything but drinking! You sure did use good quality coffee! 🙂 I do love the idea of handmade gifts and coffee scrubs are divine! Lovely photos BTW!
We didn’t like this roast so I repurposed it!
What a good idea! I don’t drink coffee—never acquired the taste—but I know a ton of people who would love this. Seems like a super easy and quick DIY!
The great thing about this recipe is your could swap out the coffee for tea (maybe a black tea?) or even just double up on the sugar and add your favorite essential oils. Lavender essential oil with the vanilla would be great. You could also use epsom salts instead of sugar!
This sounds delightful. Such a fun idea. 🙂
Kelli Martinelli (@itsmekelli)
i LOVE this idea! Thank you!
Your welcome! I hope you like it (if you decide to try it)
looks like a great, portland-y gift! 🙂
It really is especially when you use Portland coffee!