How to Make Coffee Sugar Scrub (Good for Gift Giving!)

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DIY Sugar Coffee Scrub | The Coupon Project

I love sharing ideas for homemade gifts and know that many of you have asked that I share more posts on making your own beauty and cleaning products. Today I have a quick tutorial to share on how to make your own coffee sugar scrub.

 What you will need:

  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup olive or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Vitamin E oil
  • rubbing alcohol
  • storage container – you can buy glass jars like the ones pictured above at many stores, including Fred Meyer and IKEA. I also found a set of four jars on Amazon for around $11.

Start by spraying your storage container with rubbing alcohol and set aside to dry.

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In a large bowl, mix your ground coffee and sugar. Then, add in the Vitamin E oil and olive or coconut oil, and mix until well combined.

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Spoon into your container. That’s it! You can either keep this for yourself, or gift to a friend. To use, gently message into skin as a gentle exfoliant while in the shower. Caffeinated coffee helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite. The caffeine in this scrub may also help minimize the appearance of varicose veins. Plus, you get to enjoy the scent of coffee in your morning shower.

Are you looking for more homemade gift ideas? Here are a few other posts I’ve shared at the blog that you should check out:

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Scented Bath Salts & Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe – These beautiful gifts can easily be customized with essential oils and jars.


Candles in Baby Food Jars – Re-purpose plain old baby food jars to easily create your own soy-based candles.

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Make Your Own Kahlua– This might be a nice add-on to the sugar coffee scrub!

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Make Your Own Candied Fruit – Simple tutorial for making your own amazing candied fruit. Citrus such as pomelo and citron work especially well, or ginger.

Of course, I also love to give away homemade canned goods, such as these jams and specialty condiments I preserved a couple months ago.

Do you make your own gifts for friends and family at the holidays? If so, what do you like to make?