This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. (The Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub contains coffee, sweet almond oil, water, salt, brown sugar, orange oil, vitamin E and fragrance.)
Why without coconut oil?
As coconut oil has a fairly high comedogenic rating of 4 – meaning it can clog pores and cause acne when used – I chose to create a coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil. In lieu of coconut oil I used sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil has a comedogenic rating of 2, which is moderately low, and contains essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A and E. It is an effective emollient for moisturizing and is easily absorbed by the skin as well.
I also chose to use blood orange essential oil for several reasons. Not only is this essential oil have uplifting aromatherapeutic benefits, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties and is effective at treating acne and other dermatitis related issues. However, keep in mind that any citrus essential oil, including blood orange essential oil, can increase photosensitivity so you’ll need to take proper precautions against sun exposure. And, as with any essential oil, you should consult a physician before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
I have also included a few optional ingredients in my coffee body scrub recipe. The fragrance oil is, of course, optional. It does smell wonderful and summery blended with the blood orange essential oil. However, you can choose to omit it entirely or use an alternate fragrance oil that blends nicely with orange. I also added extra caffeine to my scrub for its purported anti-aging benefits (though research is mixed) along with its anti-inflammatory properties and naturally occurring antioxidants. In addition I also added a bit of steam distilled coffee oil to give my coffee scrub recipe more of an underlying coffee scent.
Following is my orange coconut coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil. In addition to this recipe, you’ll also find free printable labels for your own coffee scrubs after the recipe for easy gifting.
Orange & Coconut Scented Coffee Scrub Recipe without Coconut Oil
Mix the dry ingredients together with a fork to ensure even distribution.
Now weigh out the sweet almond oil, blood orange essential oil, fragrance oil and water soluble caffeine extract into a separate container. Measure out and add the vitamin E oil using a plastic transfer pipette. Finally, add the coffee oil using a dropper or plastic transfer pipette, then mix together all of the wet /liquid ingredients to combine.
Spoon the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well, using a fork to whisk the ingredients until they are combined thoroughly.
Now spoon your orange coconut coffee scrub into two clear plastic 8 oz. low profile jars. (Each jar will hold approximately 6.25 oz. of coffee scrub by weight.) Alternately, you can also use two 8 oz. High Barrier Kraft Paper Stand up Zipper Pouch Bags. (These bags are comparable to the ones used for the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrubs.) You can also use traditional pantry jars, which are classic wide-mouth, clear glass jars with a rubber gasket seal and easy-to-use clamp down lid.
Now download the free printable labels for your orange coconut coffee scrub here. Print the PDF file onto a full size white label sheet. (I got my labels from WorldLabel.) Cut out the labels, remove the backing and adhere to the front of your containers.
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If you like my coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil, then you may also like my recipes for my cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe, my homemade coffee soap recipe, my coffee & bourbon vanilla homemade soap recipe, my natural coffee under eye cream recipe, and my homemade coffee flavored lip balm recipe. You can also find more of my salt scrub recipes here and my sugar scrub recipes here. Or, for more of my bath and body projects that also have free printable product labels, visit Soap Deli News blog here.
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