Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe in Cardamom & Spice for Valentine’s Day
Learn how to make this warming cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe for your natural winter skin care routine. Formulated with warm holiday spices and a cardamom fragrance oil, this DIY coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite for glowing skin. While the addition of mango & cocoa butter moisturize dry skin.
A true treat for your winter skin care routine, these solid coffee sugar scrub bars make lovely DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for friends & family too!
Coffee Sugar Scrub Bars: Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Winter Skin Care
This cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices for glowing skin. While cocoa and mango body butters moisturize dry, itchy winter skin. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub bars smell amazing! Not only are they a wonderful skin care solution for your winter beauty regimen, but they can also help to stimulate circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
The perfect holiday gift idea for DIY Valentine’s day gifts, these solid body scrubs are formulated using a warming gingerbread spice blend. This gingerbread spice blend contains natural ingredients like mace, green cardamom, star anise & black peppercorns to help get your circulation moving when cold weather hits. However, you can substitute with your own gingerbread spice blend in this warming spiced, coffee sugar scrub. Or create your own from scratch using my easy gingerbread spice blend recipe.
Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe
A true treat for your winter skin care routine, these solid coffee sugar scrubs make lovely holiday gifts for friends and family. I love gifting these for Valentine’s Day due to the heart shaped mold I used to form them. However you can also make these as DIY wedding favors. Alternately, you can also use a silicone mold with different shaped cavities to mold these body scrub bar into different shapes.
© Rebecca D. Dillon
Coffee Scrub Ingredients:
These are the ingredients you need to make this solid body scrub with sugar and coffee:
- 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:
If you aren’t using a pre-mixed gingerbread spice mix, you can make your own. Simply measure out the spices with a measuring spoon, then mix together. These are the ingredients you’ll need to make it:
- 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. optional
Tools & Supplies Needed:
In addition to the ingredients for this winter skin care recipe, you’ll also need the following tools and supplies to create your heart-shaped DIY Valentine’s gifts:
- digital scale
- Wilton Easy Flex Heart 24-Cavity Silicone Mold
- utensils for stirring
- cutting board
- large glass Pyrex measuring cup
How to Make a Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub
My original cardamom and spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe makes seven coffee sugar scrub bars. Here’s how to make them:
1. 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.)
2. Now weigh out the sugar, spice mix and coffee and stir into the melted butters.
3. 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.
4. Next, place your heart mold onto a cutting board or small cookie sheet for easy transport.
5. Then pour the melted scrub mixture evenly into seven of the cavities of your heart silicone mold.
6. Using the cutting board for stability, transfer your mold to the refrigerator. Refrigerate your solid coffee sugar scrubs until they’ve completely solidified.
7. Finally, remove your solid coffee sugar scrubs from the mold cavities and package as desired. I packaged mine in a low profile container. However, you could also individually wrap these coffee scrubs in foodservice film.
To use these solid coffee sugar scrub bars, simply massage one heart shaped scrub over damp skin after bathing skin. Pay extra attention to rough spots and problem areas. Once the scrub has dissolved completely, rinse off. Then pat dry.
Prefer to make bath melts? You can easily switch this recipe up to make skin soothing coffee bath melts, too! To do this, you only need to omit the the sugar and coffee from this solid sugar scrub recipe. Then add one to two bath melts to warm bath water as desired.
More DIY Coffee Scrub Recipes
If you love this coffee sugar scrub recipe and are looking for more ways to create your own DIY coffee scrubs, then try one of these other fantastic natural skin care recipes. They coffee scrub recipes are the perfect treat to give as homemade gifts or for your anti-aging skin care routine.
- Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe
- Coffee Scrub Recipe for Natural Skin Care
- Caffeinated Soap Recipe with a Solid Coffee Scrub Center
- DIY Coffee Scrub Recipe for Cellulite & Stretch Marks
- DIY Coffee Body Scrub with Mandarin Essential Oil
If you like my Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe, pin this recipe to Pinterest now! (So you can always come back to it later.)
More DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Love this recipe but need more ideas for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for natural skin care? Try one of these other fun and easy recipes.
- Valentine’s Day Heart Jelly Soap Recipe
- DIY Conversation Heart Soaps
- 18 DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas
- Herbal Bath Soak DIY for Valentine’s Day
- DIY Melt & Pour Soaps with Sugar Scrub Hearts
- Solid Perfume Recipe for Valentine’s Day Gifts
- Strawberry & Chocolate Sugar Scrub Bar Recipe
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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