Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

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This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It’s made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. pumpkin spice ground coffee
.25 oz. allspice powder
2.5 oz. fine sea salt
2 oz. fine ground pink Himalayan salt
2 oz. white granulated sugar
.75 oz. cupuacu butter
1.75 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. refined shea butter (or sal butter)
.1 oz. Cardamom True Sugar fragrance oil

Instructions:

You’ll need a six-cavity silicone gingerbread mold for my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe. This recipe will yield four solid gingerbread shaped coffee scrubs.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the butters into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Set aside.

In a separate glass container weigh out the spices, coffee, salt and sugar. Use a fork to mix the dry ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted butter mixture. Mix to combine.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

Once the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout, pour the mixture into four of the gingerbread shaped cavities of your silicone mold.

Allow your solid coffee scrub to fully solidify and harden before removing them from the mold’s cavities. (You can put your mold in the refrigerator to speed up this part of the process. Placing your mold onto a cutting board before pouring the coffee scrub mixture into the mold will make it easier to transport.)

Once you’ve unmolded your solid coffee scrubs, wrap them tightly in foodservice film or place them individually into cello bags for gifting.

If you are making my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe to sell, you’ll need to label your solid coffee scrubs appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

To use your solid coffee scrubs, simply massage the bar – or a piece of the bar – onto wet skin in a warm-hot shower. Then rinse and pat dry. Be sure to store your solid coffee scrubs in a cool, dry location when not in use to extend the life of the product.

Live in a warmer climate? Make these solid coffee scrubs so they have a slightly higher melt point by making the following changes to my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe: 1.5 oz. of shea butter (instead of 2 oz.) and 1 oz. cupuacu butter (instead of .75 oz.) This will also make them more shelf stable for shipping purposes.

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. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

For more handmade holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out my Holly-Days favorites on Etsy here for handmade gifts you can buy. Or for more DIY holiday gift ideas visit these boards on Pinterest: Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas, DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts, and Homemade Gift Ideas for Men. You can also find more of my homemade scrub recipes here as well as on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. (Pictured above is my Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe.)

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Moisturizing Coffee Scrub Recipe with Non-Comedogenic Ingredients

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Learn how to make your own homemade moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that won't clog pores! Plus alternative ingredients you can use that have a low comedogenic rating.

Learn how to make your own homemade moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that won’t clog pores as well as about alternative non-comedogenic ingredients you can substitute. In addition to this moisturizing coffee scrub recipe, I’ve also provided two versions of printable labels you can use for your finished coffee scrubs so can give them as homemade gifts!

You may recall my previous recipe for making an orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil. Within the content of that blog post, I explained why you don’t want to use coconut oil in your body scrubs. Coconut oil has a fairly high comedogenic rating of 4. This means that it can clog pores and cause acne when used. So I crafted a moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that used sweet almond oil in lieu of coconut 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’s also an effective emollient for moisturizing and is easily absorbed by the skin as well.

However, there are many many other oils and butters you can use in place of both coconut oil and sweet almond oil as well that have a comedogenic rating of 0 or 1. Ideally you want your coffee scrub ingredients to have a comedogenic rating of 0, meaning it won’t clog pores at all. This is especially true if you have acne prone skin. Both mango butter and shea butter have a comedogenic rating of 0. Therefore I chose to use mango butter in my moisturizing coffee scrub recipe. (Alternately, you can substitute the mango butter with shea butter.)

In addition to the mango butter in my moisturizing coffee scrub recipe, I also used unscented liquid Castile soap to help aid in washing everything off at the end of your shower, while still leaving your skin moisturized and soft.

(Did you know that the PH of both cold process and melt and pour soap prohibits the growth of mold and bacteria growth in your soaps? Liquid soap doesn’t need a preservative either, however, if you’re introducing water into the soap during storage – such as in a scrub situation – a preservative won’t hurt. You can learn more about preservatives within this article at Soap Queen blog here.)

Learn how to make your own homemade moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that won't clog pores! Plus alternative ingredients you can use that have a low comedogenic rating. Plus how to make your own "foaming" coffee scrub recipe and printable labels for your finished coffee scrubs!

If you find the mango (or shea butter) makes this scrub difficult to wash off you or your tub – FYI you can get rid of stains in a snap with a smidge of Dawn dish detergent – then you can substitute the mango butter with liquid Castile soap. Or, to keep the extra moisturizing properties of this coffee scrub recipe, you can simply substitute the mango butter with another carrier oil.

Carrier oils with a comedogenic rating of 0 – meaning they are non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores at all – are argan oil, hemp seed oil, sunflower oil and safflower oil.  Aloe vera gel also has a 0 comedogenic rating, though if you’re using it in your coffee scrub, then you’ll definitely need to add a preservative.

Carrier oils with a comedogenic rating of 1, which is considered low, include emu oil, neem oil, pomegranate seed oil, rosehip seed oil, and sea buckthorn oil.

Neem oil, while a fabulous carrier oil, has a strong nutty, garlic like odor. So if you choose to use neem oil in your coffee scrub, then use it as only a small portion of the recipe with another carrier oil making up the bulk. Your fragrance would then be able cover up the smell of the neem oil.

The same would go for sea buckthorn oil. While sea buckthorn oil doesn’t have an offensive odor, it’s likely to dye your skin orange when used in high concentrations. It’s also a lot more expensive, so you’ll want to use this one sparingly in conjunction with another carrier oil making up the bulk of the recipe.

And finally, carrier oils with a comedogenic rating of 2, or a moderately low chance of clogging pores, include sweet almond oil (previously mentioned), apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, borage oil, baobab oil, evening primrose oil, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, jojoba oil, peach kernel oil, pumpkin seed oil, sesame oil and tamanu oil.

Following you’ll find my moisturizing coffee scrub recipe with mango butter. But feel free to make substitutions as desired with your carrier oil(s) of choice for the mango butter and liquid Castile soap. (If you’d like to make my original orange coconut coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil inspired by Frank Body’s Original Coffee Scrub, you can find it on Soap Deli News blog here.)

Learn how to make your own homemade moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that won't clog pores! Plus alternative ingredients you can use that have a low comedogenic rating.

Moisturizing Coffee Scrub Recipe with Mango Butter

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. coffee beans, ground
1.25 oz. Epsom salt
1 oz. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground
2 oz. white sugar
.75 oz. mango butter
2.25 oz. unscented liquid Castile soap
.35 oz. cardamon mocha fragrance oil, or similar
.25 oz. blood orange essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the ground coffee, salt and sugar. Combine in a glass bowl or large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Mix the dry ingredients together with a fork to ensure even distribution.

Now weigh out the mango butter and place in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at 50% power in the microwave until melted. Alternately, you can also melt the mango butter in a double boiler.

Next, weigh out the Castile soap, fragrance oil and essential oil. Stir into the melted mango butter and mix well to combine all the ingredients.

Spoon the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well, using a fork to whisk all of the ingredients – wet and dry – together until they are combined thoroughly.

Now spoon your moisturizing coffee scrub into two clear plastic 8 oz. low profile jars. Alternately, you can also use two 8 oz. High Barrier Kraft Paper Stand up Zipper Pouch Bags. 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.

If you’d like to add my moisturizing mango butter coffee scrub labels (pictured) you can download the PDF for these printable labels 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.

Learn how to make your own homemade "foaming" and exfoliating coffee scrub recipe that won't clog pores and is oil free!

Prefer to make an oil free coffee scrub? You easily create your own “foaming” and exfoliating oil free coffee scrub recipe by simply using 3 oz. of unscented liquid Castile Soap in the moisturizing coffee scrub recipe above (in place of the 2.25 oz. of liquid Castile soap) and omit the mango butter entirely. The resulting coffee scrub will have a cleansing effect and a low lather in addition to exfoliating skin.

If you’d like printable labels for this alternate version of my coffee scrub recipe, you can download the PDF for these printable labels here. Print the PDF file onto a full size white label sheet. Cut out the labels, remove the backing and adhere to the front of your containers.

As in some of my more recent blog posts, my friend, Bambi, graciously “modeled” this coffee scrub for me. In addition to helping me out with my own projects, Bambi also makes and sells her own beaded jewelry in her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios. She also makes and sells the beaded rings you can see on her middle finger in the top most photograph within this post.

This cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices, while moisturizing skin with cocoa and mango butters. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub hearts smell amazing! Plus they're perfect for DIY Valentine's day gifts!

In addition, if you like my moisturizing coffee scrub recipe with mango butter, then you may also like these other soap and skin care recipes for making your own caffeinated melt and pour soapcardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub (pictured), homemade cold process coffee soap, coffee & bourbon vanilla handmilled soap, natural coffee under eye cream, and homemade coffee flavored lip balm. For more of my bath and body recipes that also have free printable product labels, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

Simple Traditions Homemade Vegan Exfoliating Coffee Scrub

Don’t have time to make your homemade coffee scrubs? You can buy them instead! Some of my favorite homemade coffee scrubs on include Simple Traditions’ Exfoliating Coffee Scrub (pictured), Wild Appalachian’s Exfoliating Coffee Scrub, Urban Soapsmith’s Java Head Coffee Butter Sugar Scrub, Symbolic Import’s Coffee Sugar Scrub Cubes and Skin By Pure’s Organic Coffee Body Scrub crafted with non-comedogenic hemp seed, rosehip seed and jojoba oils.

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DIY Natural Homemade Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

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DIY Natural Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe - An Uplifting Sugar Scrub Bath & Body Recipe
Do Mondays get you down? Well, say goodbye to those Monday morning blues and turn your Monday into a fun day with this DIY Natural Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe. It’s the perfect start to your Monday morning shower! This easy to craft all natural sugar scrub contains real coffee grounds for a caffeine kick to get you moving and a blend of grapefruit, frankincense and bergamot essential oils for an aroma-therapeutic shower experience.
Grapefruit essential oil is known to be aroma-therapeutically uplifting and helps with depression, headaches, mental exhaustion and physical tiredness. Frankincense essential oil soothes anxiety and helps to rejuvenate aging skin, while bergamot essential oil helps to ease tension, anxiety and depression. It’s also good for treating wounds, eczema and psoriasis! Combine them all and you’ve got some ooh la la, wake me up skin loving, exfoliating awesome as part of your Monday morning routine! Here’s how you make it!

DIY Natural Coffee Grapefruit and Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbs ground coffee (not instant)
1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon organic rice bran oil or organic olive oil
1 mL organic grapefruit essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops organic bergamot essential oil
Pink Himalayan salt

How to Make a Natural DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe - Bath and Beauty DIY
Directions: This recipe was created to be super simple with no scale needed to weigh ingredients! Start by combining the sugar and coffee into a bowl.

 

How to Make an Organic Coffee Sugar Scrub - Bath and Beauty DIY
Next, measure out your olive or rice bran oil and add to the sugar and coffee mixture. Measure out 1mL of grapefruit essential oil using a graduated plastic pipetteand add to the scrub. Follow by adding ten drops each of frankincense and bergamot essential oils. Stir well.

Scoop the finished sugar scrub into one 4 oz. container or into two 2 oz. containers. (I used two 2 oz. containers for my scrubs.) Sprinkle the top with a bit of Pink Himalayan Salt which is revered for its therapeutic properties relief contains 84 trace elements and iron and is known to assist in relief of arthritis, skin rashes, and psoriasis.

 

DIY Handmade Natural Sugar Scrub Recipe - Great Handmade Gift Idea - Perfect for Wedding Favors and Stocking Stuffers
Close the lid on your sugar scrub tightly, then decorate if you choose. I tied a pretty purple ribbon around my jars and sealed the lid shut with a strip of decorative Japanese washi tape. (Take a peek at what else you can create with washi tape.)

 

DIY Handmade Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea and DIY Wedding Favor Gift Idea - Homemade Natural Coffee Sugar Scrubs
Your homemade sugar scrubs are now ready to use and enjoy. Or gift them for birthdays and holidays! I think these make super sweet wedding favors as well as much pined over stocking stuffer gift ideas for anyone who appreciates homemade bath and beauty products!

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DIY Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

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COFFEE BODY SCRUB
Recipe courtesy of SpaIndex.com: Guide to Spas

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups of coarsely ground coffee beans*
1/2 cup raw sugar or sea salt
2-3 tablespoons massage oil

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients together. Take a hot shower to moisten your skin and open your pores. Using wide, circular motions, rub the coffee exfoliant onto your skin with strong, even pressure. Shower off, pat skin dry, and apply a thin layer of your favorite body lotion.  
*We’ve tried this with used coffee grounds from our coffee maker and it worked just fine. After all, you’re after the exfoliating effect and the fact you’ve used the grounds to brew coffee doesn’t lessen this effect.  It also makes them a tad softer.  Consider it a new form of composting and recycling!

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