It's that time of year: time for dry, itchy skin. My skin gets terribly dry in the winter, so I use scrubs twice a week to keep my skin fresh. I really like this cinnamon coffee sugar scrub because the oils moisturize my skin while the sugar and coffee slough off dead skin cells to keep my skin feeling and looking better. Coffee is said to help tighten skin, and it makes an excellent exfoliator. The cinnamon smells great with the coffee, and it's invigorating when you use this in the morning. This body scrub recipe also makes a great gift. You can easily double or triple the recipe to give as gifts.
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You can make this with either brown sugar or white sugar, but I like to mix them or use all brown sugar. White sugar has more "scrubbing power" than brown sugar, but brown sugar is gentler. I really like the scent of the brown sugar with the cinnamon and coffee, but it's personal preference.
What You Need
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil or other carrier oil
- 1/2 cup white or brown sugar (I use 1/4 cup of each or all brown sugar)
- 1/2 cup coffee grounds (if you reuse grounds, let them dry completely)
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Mason jar
If your coconut oil is hard, you'll need to soften it by heating it for 10-20 seconds in the microwave. If it melts, just let it sit until it cools off a little bit or your sugar will melt.
Then combine both oils, the sugar, coffee grounds, and cinnamon. Stir well and spoon in to a mason jar.
Use about 1/4 of a cup at a time in a gentle circular motion to gently slough off dead skin cells. I use a scrub about once a week to keep my skin fresh.
If you like this cinnamon coffee sugar scrub, then you'll love these body scrubs:
|Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub|
|Grapefruit Body Scrub Recipe|
Learn how to make 30 different body scrubs in my ebook, Body Scrubs!