DIY Holiday | Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub

DIY Holiday | Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub

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.
Brown Sugar Scrub
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


  1. Mix everything together in a large bowl using your hands to evenly combine everything.
  2. Spoon into jars with a tight fitting lid.
  3. Label and decorate!

DIY Holiday | Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub jolly


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. 


  1. 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!

    • 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!

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