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!
I used a fantastic spice gingerbread spice blend that I received in my December spice shipment from Raw Spice Bar. It contains ingredients like mace, green cardamom, star anise & black peppercorns to help get circulation going. (However, you can substitute with your own gingerbread spice blend.)
Raw Spice Bar is a monthly spice “box” that ships three fantastic, gourmet spices to your door monthly for just $6. Included with your spices are some really wonderful recipes that you can use your spices in. The gingerbread spice blend I used is from their December Norwegian Spice Box that also included Gravlax spices and winter herbs along with recipes for Nordic Gravlax with Caraway & Coriander, Potato Herb Gratin and Nordic Ginger Cookies. (You can sign up for the Raw Spice Bar monthly box here. Or simply visit their website to see all of their past spice offerings and view their recipes.)
Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe
2 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. mango butter
3.25 oz. granulated white sugar
.25 oz. fresh ground coffee
.25 oz. gingerbread spice mix
.05 oz. – .1 oz Crafter’s Choice Cardamom True Sugar fragrance oil
Gingerbread Spice Mix Recipe:
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon ginger root powder
1 teaspoon allspice powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 teaspoon clove powder
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
pinch ground black pepper
Tools & Supplies:
This Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe will yield seven solid coffee sugar scrubs.
Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the cocoa and mango butters into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power in the microwave until the butters have melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)
Now weigh out the sugar, spice mix and coffee and stir into the melted butters.
Allow the mixture to cool slightly then weigh out the fragrance oil and add to the mixture. Stir again until the ingredients and fragrance are thoroughly incorporated.
Next, place your heart mold onto a cutting board or small cookie sheet for easy transport.
Then pour the melted scrub mixture evenly into seven of the cavities of your heart silicone mold.
Using the cutting board for stability, transfer your mold to the refrigerator. Refrigerate your solid coffee sugar scrubs until they’ve completely solidified.
Finally, remove your solid coffee sugar scrubs from the mold cavities and package as desired.
To use these solid coffee sugar scrubs, simply massage one heart shaped scrub over damp skin after bathing paying extra attention to rough spots and problem areas.
Prefer bath melts? Simply omit the the sugar and coffee from this solid coffee sugar scrub recipe and add one to two bath melts to warm bath water as desired.
If you like my Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe, you may also like my Valentine’s Day heart jelly soap recipe and my DIY Conversation Heart Soaps. I also have a collection of 18 other DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas here. Or discover even more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest.
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