A sugar scrub is really easy to make and can be made into a beautiful gift. The coffee makes it smell delicious, the sugar helps exfoliate and the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft.

Consider making a mini pallet as a base to turn a jar of coffee and brown sugar body scrub into an amazing homemade gift.

What You’ll Need to Make 1 Jar of Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 Cup of Cocnut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup of Almond Oil
  • 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Ground Coffee

Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to fill more jars.

mixing sugar scrub

HomemadeSugarScrub by Nina Nelson

You may wish to adjust the amount of coffee you add depending on how course it is. If the coffee is a similar grind to the sugar granules then you can increase the amount of coffee a bit. If it is finer then you may want to use less coffee.

The coconut oil tends to solidify when it is cold, the almond oil helps to keep the mixture liquid but if it does go solid, some warm water in your hand will help to melt a teaspoon of the scrub. If you live in a cold region then consider adding a little bit more almond oil to the mixture and it will assist with keeping it soft.

Be careful when using this scrub in the shower or bath tub as the oil will make the floor and sides very slippery. This sugar scrub will keep for about three to four months so it makes a great gift for a birthday, Christmas or mother’s day.

If you often have coffee grounds left over, why not recycle them? Have a look at these uses for coffee grounds in the garden.

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Image modified from SUGARSCRUB BY KIM LOVE
Cover Image: SugarScrub by Kim Love. All images in this post are used under CC BY 2.0.