Whip up a batch of this engergizing and exfoliating DIY coffee body scrub in less than five minutes. This homemade salt scrub is made using moisturizing cooconut oil and Mandarin essential oil, which has a refreshing and calming scent.
Give your skin a pick-me-up with this homemade coffee body scrub made using ingredients from your pantry.
The combination of coffee fresh grounds, coconut oil and Mandarin essential oil gives this DIY exfoliator a wonderful scent.
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To make this body scrub, you’ll combine fresh coffee grounds with Dead Sea salt, melted coconut oil and Mandarin essential oil.
You can substitute kosher salt or Epsom salt for the Dead Sea salt in this recipe. But keep in mind that the larger or coarser the grains of salt, the harsher and more irritating the scrub will be on your skin.
You should only use this salt scrub on your body to slough away dead and dry skin. Always be careful if you have any open cuts or scratches, The salt could irritate them.
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- 1 cup fresh coffee grounds
- 1 cup dead sea salt, Epsom salt or fine kosher salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or sweet almond oil
- 15 drops Mandarin essential oil
- large glass, ceramic or non-reactive bowl
- microwave-safe measuring cup
- plastic cosmetics jars with lids
How to Make DIY Coconut Coffee Body Scrub
Measure out 1 cup of coffee grounds into a large mixing bowl.
Add in 1 cup of salt and stir until blended.
Melt coconut oil in a glass, microwave-safe measuring cup, heating in 30-second increments. Stir after each 30 seconds in the microwave, until the oil is liquified.
Add essential oils to the coconut oil and blend to combine.
Pour the melted oil over the coffee and salt mixture. Stir until fully incorporated.
Spoon the scented coffee scrub into plastic jars and seal. Keep the coffee scrub sealed between uses and be careful to not get water in it when you use it. I recommend using a mini scoop or small wooden spoon, rather than your fingers, to dispense the scrub.
Be careful when using salt scrubs. The Mandarin oil and other citrus oils can make you more sensitive to light. Be sure to use sunscreen after using this body scrub. Plus, it’s good practice to use SPF daily!
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How to Use the Coffee Scrub
Run a warm shower and allow your skin to get completely wet and softened. Turn off the shower and apply the coffee scrub all over your body, avoiding your face. Pay special attention to dry spots like elbows, knees and feet.
Please note that the coconut oil may solidify at room temperature. As you begin massaging the scrub it into your skin, the oil will liquify.
Gently rinse off the coffee scrub with warm water. Pat your skin dry with a towel. Be careful getting out of the shower, as the oil in the coffee scrub could make the floor slick.
How long will this salt scrub last?
This DIY coffee scrub should last for up to six weeks if stored in a sealed, airtight container. If you get water in the mixture, that may decrease its shelf life.
You can store this scrub in your bathroom.
How often can I use this body scrub?
Like any salt scrub, this coffee body scrub is an exfoliator and should not be used daily or on damaged or sensitive skin.
Use once a week to start. If your skin is dry, you may use it up to three times a week.
Be careful not to shave immediately before or after using this scrub, as it can be irritating to the skin.
Can I use different essential oils in the coffee scrub?
If you have a favorite essential oil or fragrance combination, you can definitely adapt this recipe to fit your preference. Just be sure to use the same total number of drops (or fewer) of essential oil to avoid any skin sensitivity issues.
You can also use a different carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil or olive oil, if you don’t have coconut oil on hand.
Can I use this coffee scrub on my face?
I do not recommend using this coffee and salt scrub on your face. Sugar scrubs are better for sensitive facial skin.
If you want to make facial coffee scrub, simply substitute granulated sugar for the salt in this recipe.
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