This coffee scrub recipe is easy to make with just four ingredients. It smells amazing, and it works to naturally exfoliate your skin with coffee grounds and brown sugar while the coconut oil moisturizes your skin.
If your skin looks dull or dry, use this coffee scrub recipe to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. It’s an easy recipe with only four ingredients, but each one works to give you softer and better looking skin.
Coffee scrub benefits include sloughing off dead skin cells with coffee grounds and brown sugar. The coconut oil moisturizes the skin with vitamins, and the vanilla extra gives it a delicious smell.
The coffee, coconut oil, and vanilla all contain antioxidants. Using antioxidants topically can help reduce the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
This recipe makes enough to use as a scrub six times. You can use a scrub once a week, so this recipe will last you at least six weeks.
A coffee sugar scrub also makes a great gift. You can double or triple this recipe to make several at a time. Put them in a cute container, and you have an inexpensive gift for friends, teachers, or anyone else.
Your skin is constantly regenerating itself. In fact, your skin regenerates itself about every 27 days. As skin cells in the epidermis die, they rise to the top in the layer known as the stratum corneum.
The stratum corneum can be 15 to 20 layers thick with dead skin cells. The thicker it is, the duller your skin will look.
These dead skin cells are a normal part of your body, but they can cause your skin to look dull and even feel itchy or dry. This can happen in patches or all over your body.
Exfoliating once a week with a coffee sugar scrub can help remove the top layer of dead skin cells.
This helps your skin feel less itchy, makes your skin more moisturized, and helps your skin look brighter and feel better.
Coffee grounds are naturally abrasive, yet they are gentle enough to use on the skin. For this coffee scrub recipe, you’ll want to use finely ground coffee grounds. The larger the grounds, the more abrasive they will be.
Coffee is high in antioxidants that combat free radicals in your skin. Free radicals are oxygen molecules with an unpaired electron.
Unpaired electrons can cause oxidative stress, but antioxidants like those in the coffee pair with the unpaired electron to stabilize the oxygen.
Because they stabilize the oxygen, antioxidants can help reduce the visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
The caffeine in coffee also has some benefits for your skin. It helps tighten and tone the skin temporarily. For this reason, this coffee scrub recipe can make cellulite look better temporarily.
This coffee sugar scrub uses brown sugar for more exfoliating power. Both white sugar and brown sugar can exfoliate the skin.
But, brown sugar is gentler than white sugar. Since this recipe also has coffee grounds to exfoliate, I wanted a gentler exfoliator so it doesn’t irritate the skin.
You can use white sugar for this coffee sugar scrub if your skin is very dry and itchy. It will help remove more dead skin cells from the top of your skin, but it can be irritating, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Brown sugar has glycolic acid, which is a form of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Glycolic acid is the smallest molecule of AHAs, so it penetrates deep into the skin.
Since it’s an acid, it helps loosen the bonds that hold together the dead skin cells.
Brown sugar is also a humectant, so it draws moisture from the air and moves it to the skin. This helps moisturize your skin along with the coconut oil.
I like using coconut oil for my coffee scrub recipe because it’s solid at room temperature and firms up this scrub. Coconut oil is high in vitamin E, which is also a great antioxidant for your skin.
It is high in saturated fatty acids lauric acid, myristic acid, and palmitic acid. These essential fatty acids moisturize your skin for hours after you us this coffee sugar scrub.
If you want to make this coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil, you can use another oil. It will change the consistency of the coffee sugar scrub, but it will still work.
The vanilla extract is mostly to make this coffee sugar scrub smell good, but it also has some benefits for your skin. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and can kill bacteria on the surface of the skin. Vanilla is also an antioxidant to help fight free radicals.
Combine the coffee grounds and brown sugar in a bowl. Stir to combine.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave until it is a liquid.
Let the coconut oil cool until it is warm and still liquid but not hot. If you add it to the sugar while it’s too hot, the brown sugar can dissolve in the coconut oil.
Pour the melted coconut oil over the coffee and sugar mixture.
Add the vanilla extract and stir well.
Spoon into a cute jar. The coconut oil will solidify and make the coffee sugar scrub get firm.
To use this coffee scrub recipe, scoop out about ¼ of a cup into your hands. Gently scrub your skin in a circular motion. Rinse well.
You can use this in the shower, but it can make the floor of your shower get slippery, so use caution.
You do not need to wash off the oil, but you can if you want to. If you do wash the coffee sugar scrub off, follow with your favorite moisturizer.
You can use this coffee scrub recipe on your hands, feet, and body. The coffee is too harsh to use on your face though.
The coffee may be too harsh to use on your face. So, you may want to avoid using this coffee scrub recipe on your face and only use it on your hands, feet and body.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.