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DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Hello lovelies!

I just reviewed the DIY beauty book Fresh & Pure by Jules Aron, and as promised I’m dishing all the details on my first creation using one of the recipes. I’m a coffee addict, so of course I whipped up an amazing batch of DIY coffee body scrub!

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DIY coffee body scrub

TBH, I first tried making some natural eyeliner before diving into this DIY coffee body scrub. I don’t have any photos to show you; the eyeliner was a complete and utter hot mess. The recipe is super simple: aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and charcoal powder. I don’t know how on earth they thought it would work….

DIY coffee body scrub

Coconut oil turns liquid when it’s heated, and never dries down, so you can imagine what would happen when you try to use it as an eyeliner. I had hoped the aloe vera would work some sort of magic, but no bueno. I honestly can’t understand why they included this recipe, there is no earthly way of making it work.

On the other hand, the coffee body scrub was a home run! It takes the following ingredients:

How I made the coffee scrub:

  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee grounds
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 melted coconut oil
DIY coffee body scrub

How did it turn out?

This smells so damn good, you’d think you’d just walked into a bakery that had just baked churros or something equally tasty and sugary if you went off smell alone. The coffee grounds are a touch too course for my taste to use this scrub on my face, but this is due to my sensitive skin. If you’re not sensitive I would say go for it! 

I’ve been using it on my legs before shaving, soles of my feet, and hands during manicure sessions. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and the coconut oil adds some much-needed moisture to my poor dry skin!

DIY coffee body scrub

Would you make this coffee body scrub?

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5 thoughts on “DIY Coffee Body Scrub”

  • I’d definitely make this coffee scrub. I’m adapting to a more eco-friendly lifestyle, so always looking for chemical-free, organic beauty tips. Thanks for this. Pinning it. 🙂

  • I’ve tried to make a version of this before! I’ve heard that it’s good for cellulite because of the caffeine in the coffee grounds. I’d definitely steer away from the face with this – you’re right it’s much too coarse! Thanks so much for sharing your review 🙂

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