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Before you down your first cup of java, wake up your skin with an energizing coffee sugar scrub!   You'll enjoy the chocolate-coffee scent while the sugar removes old cells, the caffeine reduces redness and the oils moisturize and soften your skin.

Most organic coffee scrubs are in the $20 - $30 range, often touting that they contain all natural ingredients.  However, in this case, you can easily buy the organic,  all natural (and fair trade) ingredients separately and mix them up yourself for way less and in just a few minutes!

This makes body scrubs a great candidate for gifts - you can even make personalized labels!

Almond Mochachino Body Scrub Recipe

AmountIngredientProperties
2 cups Raw Turbinado Sugar Exfoliate
3/4 cup Almond Oil Moisturizer, Vitamin E
1/4 cup, ground Coffee Vascodialtor (Reduces redness, firms skin)
1/4 cup Salt Detoxifies
3 Tbs Cocoa Powder Antioxidant
2 Tbs Cocoa Butter Moisturizer, Antioxidant, Vitamin E
2 Tbs Vegetable Glycerin Moisturizer
1/2 tsp Cinnamon Antiseptic

Step 1: Create Container


Container Materials
  • 1 Pint plastic container
  • Paper towels (if needed)
  • Printer/printer paper
  • Laminate sheets
  • Glue
I recommend using those 1 pint plastic containers you get bulk food in (or re-use containers from past bath products).  They are lightweight, easy to open and close and are free!

Note: If using a different container, keep in mind that glass (especially for something with a lot of oil) could break and obviously, if using metal, make sure it will not rust. 

Prep Container
  1. Wash out plastic bulk container
  2. Wrap a wet paper towel around outside to loosen label
  3. Completely remove labels(s) and all traces of adhesive

Make and Affix Label
  1. Print out your very own label on regular paper or sticky-backed stock (template attached)
  2. Laminate label using individual laminating sheet, or a real lamination machine if you are running a fake ID ring
  3. Cut out label to fit lid
  4. Glue on label

Step 2: Mix Up Scrub


This will take all of 5 minutes...
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients
  2. Add in oil
  3. Melt the cocoa butter and stir it into the mixture
That's it!

Step 3:


Fill container, cover and give someone an awesome gift, or keep for yourself!

Directions: Gently massage scrub over skin.  Rinse with warm water.  Do not use on face or neck (the skin is too delicate for a strong exfoliant) or on bottom of feet (don't slip in the tub!).

Keep water out of mix as much as possible.  Scrub will be fine for at least a couple months, but probably no more than 6 months.  Oil will go bad eventually, but the vitamin E, sea salt and cinnamon help prevent bacterial growth.

Thanks for reading!
As a vasodilator, coffee (and the process of exfoliation) actually increases redness by increasing bloodflow to the surface of the skin. I would recommend running the coffee grounds through a food processor if you have delicate skin or intend on using this scrub on your face or else the mixture is too gritty and will irritate your skin.
Because this recipe is made with coffee, which is made with water, you will likely be growing nasties long before 2 months, much less 6. Even if you make a scrub without the coffee, if you drip water into the jar at all, it will likely be growing bacteria in a few weeks tops. Some preservative will prevent this, or just use a skin safe coffee fragrance oil (for cheap), or a coffee essential oil (for pretty big bucks). If youdo choose to use the eo/fo, then just make sure that you never get the product out of the jar with wet hands, while in the shower/tub, or leave the lid off (where it will draw moisture). I have made many scrubs, but never a coffee one, so thanks for inspiring me! :)
I am so sorry, I misread your ingredient list! I was reading several and another said "brewed coffee" and I just read that into this one. So, you are correct, as long as the user keeps this from moisture and doesn't dip in wet fingers, it should be okay!
It is important to keep water out of the mix. Please note that the recipe calls for ground coffee, as opposed to brewed coffee, so that should not result in any water getting into the scrub. <br><br>If you create any Instructables of your scrubs, post a link! Thanks!<br><br>
This sounds amazing.

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