DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

This DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub is about to save your dried up, worn out, tired skin from the harsh winter weather. I’ve been using this coffee sugar scrub for some time now, and can honestly say that it’s better than anything I’ve bought from a store. I know exactly what is in it; meaning there are no weird ingredients that I can’t pronounce or even begin to spell.

We all know you are here for one reason, and one reason only — to get the recipe for this amazing coffee sugar scrub.  I’ll give you the recipe and then I’ll blab about the specifics later. I know most of you skip those details anyways. (**winky face**)

DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

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The Recipe

½ cup Brown Sugar

1 tbsp Ground Coffee

1 tbsp Almond Oil

1tsp Vitamin E Oil

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

**Pretty glass jar to put it in


The Details


These measurements are more of a guideline than a strict recipe. When I make my coffee sugar scrub, I stick close to these amounts but add more or less until I have the consistency that I want. You can change things up depending on how wet or dry you want your scrub to be.

The brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliant along with the coffee. The caffeine will also get the blood circulating under the skin. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, which helps with puffy, red, skin. This makes the coffee sugar scrub great for using on your face as well.

Just be gentle if you use this as a face scrub. The coffee can be a bit harsh, depending on how finely ground it is. I recommend treating it more like a mask when using it on your face. I take a small amount and leave it under my eyes for 5 to 10 minutes. This helps with circulation and those dark circles, us moms know all too well.


I’m sure it’s obvious that the almond, coconut, and vitamin-e oils help with moisturizing the skin. That is why this is such a great scrub for the winter time. I was getting these horrible, dry patches on my knees that almost looked like bruises. The nourishing qualities of the 3 different oils have made those dry matches practically disappear. The oils also have antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-aging properties as well.

Make it Your Own

I love this coffee sugar scrub because it is so versatile. You really can make it your own. Don’t have an ingredient? That’s okay! Leave it out or substitute it with something else. Want all the benefits of this scrub plus to get rid of blemishes? Add some frankincense essential oil.

Make it your own and let me know how it goes! Leave me a comment or tag me in a picture on Instagram! I love seeing when my readers are trying my recipes. Enjoy!

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  1. Erica D Ardali

    January 24, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I love beauty products. I love to pamper myself every chance I get. I just never thought of making my own products.

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      It is super easy and once you have basic things such as, almond oil and coconut oil, you can diy tons of products for a lot cheaper than store bought items. Thanks for reading!

  2. val

    January 24, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I bet this smells AMAZING! Need to try this

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Val, it does smell AMAZING! Thanks for reading.

  3. Sarah

    January 24, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    It’s been forever since I made a coffee scrub for myself, but coming off of a trip to a cold climate, I really need to make one again. My skin absolutely loves it!

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 25, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks for reading Sarah! I hope you enjoyed your trip and hope you get a chance to make this and let your skin heal. 🙂

  4. Gabby

    January 24, 2018 at 8:49 am

    This sounds awesome! I drink lots of coffee so this is right up my alley. I just need to get Vitamin E oil!

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Thanks Gabby! It can be made without the Vitamin E, but Vitamin is really good for the skin.

  5. Jennifer Corter

    January 24, 2018 at 8:30 am

    This sounds like it would be AWESOME! I love the smell of coffee, so this is a no-brainer for me, I have to make this!

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Jennifer! It really does smell amazing. I hope you make it and really enjoy it. 🙂

  6. Erica @ Coming up Roses

    January 23, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    This sounds AMAZING! You always hear great things about coffee scrubs. I lovelovelove this DIY option!

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Thanks Erica! I have been loving and had made it again and again.

  7. Sara @ A Mom and her Momtourage

    January 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    This sounds divine, and just up my alley. This would be perfect to shave my legs in the morning. MMMMM the smell of coffee first thing in the morning.

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Yes it is perfect for shaving your legs and the whole bathroom smells like a coffee shop.

  8. Aline

    January 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Oh that is a nice idea making your own scrub. But, I am not sure if I could get used to the coffee taste under the shower ?❤️

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Aline! It can be made without the coffee as well. 🙂

  9. Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor

    January 23, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    This sounds amazing and I know smells even better. I love minimizing the chemicals and “extra” stuff in my skin care products.

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:27 am

      Thanks Ayanna! Me too! I know this is great for skin and has nothing in it that would be “bad” for me. 🙂

  10. Marie, Mamma's Cooking

    January 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    This must smell amazing! I think I have most of the items at home. I should try this!

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Thanks Marie! It really does smell amazing! If you don’t have all all of the ingredients it’s easy replace one item with something else. For example, olive oil instead of almond oil. 🙂

  11. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups

    January 23, 2018 at 11:29 am

    This looks awesome. I love a good scrub and have all the ingredients for this.

  12. Harmony, Momma To Go

    January 23, 2018 at 9:32 am

    wow can you make this for me???? I love the smell of coffee I bet this is amazing!

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Harmony! I wish I could make it for you! It does smell amazing. It’s super easy. I encourage you to try it yourself. 🙂

  13. Crystal

    January 23, 2018 at 9:26 am

    This looks amazing and fun to make! Thanks! I love coffee!

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Crystal! I hope you make it and enjoy it for yourself. 🙂

  14. Jen

    January 23, 2018 at 8:43 am

    wow, this looks amazing! I’m always looking for new homemade beauty product ideas and I’m obsessed with coffee, so this recipe would be perfect!

    1. KatiesKottage

      January 24, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Jen! I hope you give the recipe a try and let me know if you love it!

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