DIY Coffee Body Scrub with Mandarin Essential Oil for Winter Skin Care

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Learn how to make a simple 5-ingredient DIY coffee body scrub for winter skin care in just 5-minutes. This easy, natural beauty recipe with mandarin essential oil will help you achieve the look of naturally glowing skin. It exfoliates away dead skin cells, hydrates skin and helps to tone for firmer looking skin.

DIY Coffee Body Scrub with Mandarin Essential Oil for Winter Skin Care. Learn how to make a simple 5-ingredient DIY coffee body scrub for winter skin care. This easy, natural beauty recipe with mandarin essential oil will help you achieve the look of naturally glowing skin. It exfoliates away dead skin cells, hydrates skin and helps to tone for firmer looking skin. I love that the caffeine in the coffee helps to tighten and tone skin so it looks visibly firmer.

Here’s the Skinny on DIY Coffee Body Scrubs for Winter Skin Care

If you’ve even had your significant other ask why there’s dirt in your buttcrack, then you’re already down with coffee scrubs. A DIY coffee body scrub is probably the messiest scrub in existence, but there’s a reason why everyone loves them, and why no one wants to give them up. Accidental dirty buttcrack or not.

Literally the first time I used a coffee body scrub — it was Frank’s and a freebie in my monthly ipsy box — I was a little freaked out. The coffee grounds not only turned the water a muddy brown, but they also looked like little black ants. Getting everything to go down the drain after it was all said and done was also a challenge.

So let’s hope your shower head isn’t stationary or you’re going to be hauling a giant Pyrex measuring cup out of your kitchen cabinets. Then, you’ll also want to be prepared to mop water off your floor with a towel. Because it gets on the shower curtain, the sides of the tub, hell, places you’ve never even seen soap scum take hold.

After having said all that, you must be wondering, is a DIY coffee body scrub really worth the mess? The answer is still yes. 

Ingredients for making a natural essential oil coffee scrub recipe for winter skin care

This DIY coffee body scrub with mandarin essential oil comes to you courtesy of the December Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box. (I’m told, however, that these boxes are selling out in the MIDDLE of the month, so if you want this one, then act now! Coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE scores you a free bonus box worth $40 AND a coupon for $40 off your next purchase of anything your heart desires this holiday season. Otherwise you’ll get a starter box and a bonus box so you won’t have to wait around for the new box to be released.)

Beauty Benefits of Using a DIY Coffee Body Scrub

This easy skin care recipe is made with just 5-ingredients and it smells amazing. The ingredients for this DIY coffee body scrub includes two types of coconut oil — solid and liquid — coffee, sugar and mandarin essential oil.

I love that the caffeine in the coffee helps to tighten and tone skin so it looks visibly firmer — at least for the day. And sometimes (hello, holly day party!) a day is all you need. Plus the exfoliating effects of the sugar and coffee grounds can also help reduce the visible appearance of fine lines as it softens skin. The coconut oil in this DIY coffee body scrub recipe also hydrates dry or maturing skin, so it looks and feels healthy.

This DIY coffee body scrub is such a simple beauty recipe to have so many beauty benefits. But that’s part of what makes it totally worth any clean up drama you may encounter. (Also, why is it no one else ever talks about the mess from making your own DIY coffee body scrub???)

Coffee scrub packaged in jars with label

Ready to give this mandarin scented DIY coffee sugar scrub a try? Here’s the recipe from the December Simply Earth Box. If you actually order the box, you get cool index sized recipe cards for all the recipes included inside, every single month! It’s a great way to finally put those index card files to use that your kid used in (the way back) elementary school years. (Or if anyone actually remembers using them for address cards when everyone still sent snail mail and email was a bizarre concept.)

This month’s box also included recipes for making a citrus Christmas room spray, Christmas candy diffuser blend, candy cane lip balm, a cold buster roll on and a peppermint & pine salve.

DIY Coffee Body Scrub with Mandarin Essential Oil for Winter Skin Care. Learn how to make a simple 5-ingredient DIY coffee body scrub for winter skin care. This easy, natural beauty recipe with mandarin essential oil will help you achieve the look of naturally glowing skin. It exfoliates away dead skin cells, hydrates skin and helps to tone for firmer looking skin. I love that the caffeine in the coffee helps to tighten and tone skin so it looks visibly firmer.

Mandarin & Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

This DIY coffee body scrub recipe has a shelf life of six weeks. It’s kid-safe for ages 2+. (But why would you want to share?)

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup coconut oil
1 Tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
1/2 Cup ground coffee beans
1/2 Cup sugar
15 drops mandarin essential oil

Recipe cards and essential oils from the Simply Earth essential oil recipe box

Instructions:

Use a measuring cup or Tablespoon to measure out the (solid) coconut oil. (3 Tablespoons equals 1/4 cup.) Place it inside a 12-cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Then measure out one Tablespoon of the fractionated (liquid) coconut oil. Add the liquid coconut oil to the container with the solid oil. (You’ll receive both types of coconut oil with your free bonus box from Simply Earth when you sign up for their monthly essential oil recipe box! Just be sure to use the coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE)

Heat the coconut oils until the solid coconut oil has melted. You can do this either by using the double boiler method on your stove or by heating the oils in the microwave for 15 seconds, repeating as necessary until melted.

Once the coconut oil has liquified, remove from heat. Then add the mandarin essential oil. Stir to combine.

Next, measure out the coffee grounds and sugar using a measuring cup. Then stir into the melted coconut oil and essential oil mixture. Mix until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated throughout your DIY coffee body scrub. 

Now spoon your coffee body scrub into an 8 oz. container or equivalent. I actually used two 4 oz. low profile amber jars I had on hand from SKS Bottle & Packaging

Screw the lid(s) onto your container(s) of DIY coffee body scrub, then label as desired. (Simply Earth does send out sticker labels for all the recipes in their essential oil boxes. However, there’s only one for each product.)

Ingredients for making a body scrub with coffee, sugar, coconut oil and mandarin essential oil

How to use Your DIY Coffee Body Scrub:

To use this coffee body scrub, remove desired amount before entering the shower. Then simply massage onto wet skin in the shower using a circular motion. Let the scrub sit on skin for about ten minutes, then rinse off.

Yield: 8 oz.

DIY Coffee Body Scrub with Mandarin Essential Oil

DIY Coffee Body Scrub with Mandarin Essential Oil

Learn how to make a DIY coffee body scrub for winter skin care. This easy, natural beauty recipe will help you achieve the look of naturally glowing skin.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
  • 1/2 Cup ground coffee beans
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 15 drops mandarin essential oil

Tools

  • Tablespoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Glass 12-cup Pyrex measuring cup or bowl
  • Utensil for stirring
  • Microwave
  • 8 oz. jar or container

Instructions

  1. Measure out the solid and fractionated coconut oil. Combine in a medium glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in 15 second increments in the microwave until melted. Then remove from heat.
  3. Add the mandarin essential oil. Stir well to combine.
  4. Measure out the coffee and sugar. Then mix these ingredients into the melted oils until thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Spoon into an 8 oz. jar or container for storage.

Notes

This product has a shelf life of about six weeks. To use, scoop desired amount from container for use in the shower. Then massage onto skin in a circular motion onto wet skin. Let sit for 10 minutes, then rinse clean.

Also don’t forget to purchase your subscription to Simply Earth. Use coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE to receive a $40 off coupon AND a free bonus box of ingredients and materials (valued at $40) at no extra cost. Sign up here. You can also try my own original DIY coffee body scrub recipes, which you’ll find below.

How to make a DIY body scrub for winter skin care using coffee and sugar

More DIY Coffee Body Scrub Recipes

Once you’ve master this easy DIY coffee body scrub, be sure to try some of my own DIY coffee body scrub recipes. These natural skin care recipes require a few more ingredients, however, they’re totally worth it! 

If you love this DIY coffee body scrub, then be sure to follow my DIY bath & body board on Pinterest for more great winter skin care ideas.

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Coffee Scrub Recipe for Natural Summer Skin Care & Homemade Gifts

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Made with a blend of aromatherapeutic essential oils, this homemade coffee scrub recipe resembles potted succulents and is the perfect treat for your natural summer skin care routine. Learn how to make this DIY beauty recipe today to naturally pamper your skin and reduce the visible appearance of cellulite. Or make this natural body scrub to create unique homemade gifts for friends and family.

Coffee scrub recipe for cellulite. Learn how to make this potted succulent coffee scrub recipe for summer skin care. Made with a blend of aromatherapeutic essential oils, this potted succulent coffee scrub recipe is the perfect treat for your natural summer skin care routine. Learn how to make this DIY beauty recipe today to naturally pamper your skin and reduce the visible appearance of cellulite. Or make this natural body scrub to create unique homemade gifts for friends and family.

Getting Around to Summer Skin Care

I am one of those people who lacks a green thumb. While I’m not a serial plant murderer, my thumb varies from shades of putrid yellow to brown. I never kill my plants right off the bat. Instead, I tend to slowly torture them to death through a series of overwatering and underwatering then back again. My succulents always suffer the most. I’ll typically keep them alive for a year or so before sending them into a downward spiral that leads to rotting roots and leaves.

Granted, I do consider myself an intelligent person. I honestly do grasp the concept of plant care. The problem, however, isn’t that I don’t know HOW to care for succulents. It’s that my anxiety gets the better of me.

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Normally, I’m a mostly sane person. (I’m not sure anyone is completely sane all of the time, so I prefer not overvalue my own sanity.) Unfortunately, I’ve never been great at handling the emotional overload that comes with that monthly visit from Aunt Flo. She’s quite challenging, especially now that perimenopause has set in. So I find myself, at least once a month, trying to compartmentalize the emotional whirlwind and anxiety that accompanies the hormone changes she packs for every visit.

To cope, this sometimes means, the OCD gets the better of me. And so I water my succulents thinking they aren’t getting enough to drink. Then I do it again the next day. And the day after that. And when they start to suffer, it must be they need more water! Or I go entirely the other direction and forget about them for months on end. At which point, there’s nothing left to salvage.

Luckily our skin can be salvaged. (Visibly anyway.) And whether or not you have a green thumb, this potted succulent coffee scrub recipe is the perfect way to pamper skin you’ve neglected prior to shorts season.

Homemade gift ideas for natural beauty. Learn how to make this beautiful DIY potted succulent coffee scrub recipe for seasonal summer gifts or for your seasonal summer self care beauty regimen. Made with a blend of aromatherapeutic essential oils, this DIY beauty recipe pampers skin and reduces the visible appearance of cellulite for glowing skin. This natural coffee scrub recipe with coconut oil for cellulite makes a beautiful gift when paired with a homemade succulent soap.

 

Skin Care Benefits of Coffee Scrubs

Coffee scrubs are exactly what you think they’d be. A body scrub comprised of coffee as the primary exfoliant. Typically, additional ingredients are also added to meet your skin’s personalized needs. Seeing as I’m turning 44 this month, I like to customize my body scrubs in a way that targets aging. By choosing carrier oils and essential oils that address aging, in addition to coffee’s caffeine content, I’m able to attain a variety of skin care benefits from my coffee scrub recipe.

Like most body scrubs, coffee scrubs are a wonderful way to naturally exfoliate skin. Exfoliation, which helps to promote cellular turnover, leads to brighter, smoother looking skin. This helps to reduce the appearance of aging. (Bye bye, fine lines.) By adding carrier oils, such as coconut oil, to a coffee scrub recipe, it also moisturizes skin which generally leads to a more youthful appearance.

Additionally, you may have heard, that coffee scrubs can help you can annihilate your body’s cellulite like I did last year’s succulents. But does it really?

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Does a coffee scrub really help cellulite?

The one thing my homemade coffee scrub recipe cannot do is completely tackle cellulite. There is no magic remedy for reducing the amount of cellulite your body has. Much of cellulite is based on hereditary factors such as age, genetics, gender and ethnicity. However, both diet and activity level also play a role.

Nonetheless, by using a body scrub, such as a coffee scrub, you can diminish the appearance of cellulite. The massaging motion used when slathering on a scrub works much like dry brushing. It can help increase lymphatic drainage and it also increases body circulation. While the caffeine found in coffee assists in the dilation of blood vessels to tighten skin and aid in an overall firmer appearance.

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Additional ingredients in my coffee scrub recipe.

I’ve seen coffee scrub recipes online that advice using cinnamon essential oil to further increase body circulation for cellulite reduction. However, as cinnamon oil is a known skin irritant, I strongly advise against its use. Instead, I’ve formulated my coffee scrub recipe using an aromatherapeutic blend of essential oils. These oils include both peppermint and eucalyptus, which can also aid in improving circulation without irritating sensitive skin.

In addition, I’ve also included Epsom salt in my potted succulent coffee scrub recipe. This salt, which is rich in magnesium, can help ease daily aches and pains that become commonplace as we age.

And, while I crafted this coffee scrub recipe with coconut oil, you can honestly use any carrier oil of your choosing. Hazelnut oil, for example, is great for massage. Alternately, I have another wonderful coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil – similar to Frank’s Original Coffee Body Scrub – that you can try here.

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How to Make a Coffee Scrub Recipe

Ready to make a succulent themed summer coffee scrub recipe? Then let’s get started!

My potted succulent coffee scrub recipe is comprised of two parts. The actual coffee scrub recipe and a recipe for a simple succulent shaped soap that rests on top of the scrub. The coffee scrub is meant to be used after washing with the soap. When paired, the combination of these two natural summer skin care products make a beautiful presentation for homemade gifts.

The following recipes will yield four potted succulent coffee scrubs for seasonal gift giving. Should you not wish to make that many products at once, simply halve each of the recipes. It’s also important to note, that while I did use a small amount of cosmetic mica to add richer color and shimmer to my succulent soaps, you may omit the mica for all natural products.

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Coffee Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

8.5 oz. ground coffee
5 oz. Epsom salt
6 oz. fractionated coconut oil
4 oz. French green clay, suitable for all skin types
.25 oz. essential oil blend, found below

Essential Oil Blend:

.15 oz. eucalyptus essential oil
.1 oz. peppermint essential oil
.1 oz. wild orange essential oil
.05 oz. rosemary essential oil
.05 oz. tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

Begin by making the essential oil blend. Simply weigh out each essential oil into a glass container. Mix to combine, then pour into an amber jar for use later.

Next, use a digital scale to weigh out the fractionated coconut oil (which is always liquid at room temperature) and .25 oz. of the essential oil blend. Combine in a glass bowl or a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine, then set aside.

How to make a natural coffee scrub with an energizing essential oil blend, Epsom salt and French green clay.

In a separate container, weigh out and combine the ground coffee, Epsom salt and French green clay. Mix well to fully incorporate all the ingredients evenly throughout the mixture.

Pour the dry ingredients into the container with the coconut oil and essential oil blend. Mix with a fork to combine. Then spoon evenly into four 8 oz. thick walled PET amber jars. Set aside.

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Succulent Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

11 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
1/2 teaspoon French green clay
1 teaspoon 99% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
.1 oz. essential oil blend, found above
1/4 teaspoon apple moss green mica
additional mica for dusting, to suit

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Instructions:

Weigh out the clear glycerin soap base using a digital scale. Using a sharp knife, cut the soap into chunks and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or other heat safe container.

Heat the soap in a microwave in 30 second increments until all the soap has melted. Set aside.

In a separate container, measure out the French green clay and isopropyl alcohol. Combine in a small glass bowl or measuring cup. Stir well to combine. Then stir into the melted soap base.

If desired, measure out the apple green mica, then add to the soap base as well.

Now weigh out a portion of the essential oil blend you made previously and stir into the melted soap. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients evenly throughout the melted soap base.

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Next, place your succulent mold onto a cutting board.

If desired, dust the the inside cavities of the mold with skin safe, cosmetic mica powder. I like to sprinkle a small amount of mica powder into the mold then blow the excess out over the sink. For my succulent soaps, I used the same apple moss green mica I tinted the soap with along with a pink mica powder.

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Remix the melted soap base, then pour the melted base evenly into each of the four cavities of your succulent mold. If needed, spritz the tops of the soap with isopropyl alcohol (in a spray bottle) to remove any air bubbles.

Use the cutting board to transport the soap to the refrigerator.

Allow the soap to set in the fridge until the soap has fully cooled and solidified.

Then remove the succulent soaps from the mold.

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All that’s left now is to pair the containers of coffee scrubs you made previously with a bar of soap each.

To do this, simply wrap the succulent soaps tightly in foodservice film. Screw the lids onto the containers of coffee scrub. Then rest the succulent soap bars onto the lids of the coffee scrubs.

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Tie the two natural skin care products together using pretty pink ribbon from the craft store. Your coffee scrub and succulent soap duo are now ready to give as homemade beauty gifts!

It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned it, but if you’d like to sell the products you make using my homemade coffee scrub recipe and succulent soap tutorial there are some guidelines you’ll need to follow. In addition to your state and country’s laws, you’ll also need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your natural skin care products. I therefore recommend the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale. This industry praised book is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.

In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines (in the United States) for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your products. (And avoid a visit and inspection from the FDA.)

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I hope you love my coffee scrub recipe with coconut oil as much as I do. If so, then make sure to pin my coffee scrub recipe for cellulite on Pinterest for homemade gift ideas down the road.

Also be sure to check out my other summer skin care recipes and homemade gift ideas below!

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More Summer Skin Care Recipes

If you enjoyed my potted succulent coffee scrub recipe and succulent soap tutorial, then you should try these other homemade summer skin care recipes! Formulated for fun and function, these skin care products are made using a combination of natural ingredients including essential oils, body butters and carrier oils to nourish skin. Discover new ways to craft homemade beauty products for your natural skin care and beauty regimen now!

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Natural Skin Care Recipes for Bath & Beauty

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Learn how to make your own non-toxic natural skin care recipes for everyday beauty! Three simple recipes for crafting a homemade coffee scrub, lip balm and foot soak. All with natural ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. Plus discover more homemade beauty recipes in the book, Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath & Beauty Recipes, by Stasie McArthur.

Natural skin care recipes for bath & beauty. Learn how to make your own non-toxic natural skin care recipes for everyday beauty! Three simple recipes for crafting a homemade coffee scrub, lip balm and foot soak. All with natural ingredients that you can find in your kitchen.

Making Natural Skin Care Recipes

I started making my own bath and body products not long after graduating from college. It started with a simple brown sugar scrub, much like the original they sold at Bath & Body Works at the mall. Melt and pour soaps soon followed. I made a lot of mistakes when starting out. Even on simple projects like melt and pour soap.

I once added too much cocoa butter to a soap base resulting in zero lather. I added dried lavender buds to another. They quickly turned brown and looked a lot like mouse poop. And while the internet is filled with a plethora of natural skin care recipes, access to reliable recipes and projects wasn’t quite the same as it is today.

I’ve found that doing your research for skin care or soap making projects beforehand can really make a difference. It saves you not just time, but money as well. After all, no one wants to make something just to have to chuck it in the waste bin.

Learn how to make homemade bath and beauty recipes with the book, Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath & Beauty Recipes. A natural skin care recipes book by Stasie McArthur, this book is the perfect introduction to making natural skin care products at home that save you time and money.

Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath & Beauty Recipes

I’ve never really been one of those people that can afford a regular trip to the spa. So making my own spa worthy skin care products is the perfect substitute. Not only do I enjoy a quality spa experience at home, but I’m always learning something new.

If you’re ready to start your own beauty adventure, then be sure to check out Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath & Beauty Recipes. A natural skin care recipes book by Stasie McArthur, this book is the perfect introduction to making natural skin care products at home.

You can find most, if not all, of the ingredients you need for Stasie’s natural skin care recipes at your local grocery store or co-op. So you don’t have to fool with investing a lot of money in specialty ingredients you can only find online. Her recipes also make it easy to avoid costly beginner mistakes. You’ll discover not only how simple and affordable it is to unwind at home, but you’ll also learn a new craft. All without an expensive trip to the spa.

Ready to make your own natural skin care products but aren’t sure where to start? Then this book is perfect for you! Inside you’ll find a variety of natural skin care recipes to make at home in addition to helpful tips and information about the ingredients used. Plus, you’ll also discover little quips about the author’s life and friends along the way.

Natural Skin Care Recipes for Bath & Beauty

Keep reading to discover three natural skin care recipes from the book, Spa Apothecary. Then be sure to purchase a copy of Spa Apothecary to learn how you can make the switch to a healthy natural skin care routine!

Learn how to make a natural coffee body scrub recipe to exfoliate and moisturize skin inside the book, Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath & Beauty Recipes. A natural skin care recipes book by Stasie McArthur, this book is the perfect introduction to making natural skin care products at home. You can find all of the ingredients you need for Stasie’s natural skin care recipes at your local grocery store.

Energizing Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

Yields 4 to 6 uses.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh ground coffee
1/2 cup sugar (raw, brown or white)
3/4 cup carrier oil (almond, coconut, jojoba or olive oil)
3 to 4 vitamin E softgels

Directions:

Combine the coffee, sugar and carrier oil in a large glass mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Next, puncture the vitamin E softgels (just like the supplements you take to support healthy hair and skin!) and mix into the coffee scrub.

Spoon the coffee scrub into a mason jar or similar container for storage.

To use simply massage onto damp skin, then rinse off.

Natural lip balm recipe. Learn how to make your own natural homemade lip balm recipe with pineapple flavoring inside the book, Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath & Beauty Recipes. An affordable easy way to save money on everyday skin care products.

Natural Lip Balm Recipe

Yields approximately 30 uses.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. organic shea butter
1 Tbsp. sweet almond oil
1/2 Tbsp. natural beeswax pellets
1/2 tsp. raw or manuka honey
1 tsp. organic pineapple extract for flavoring (optional)

Directions:

You’ll use the double boiler method to make this natural lip balm recipe. To do this, fill a pan with about two inches of water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium.

Now mix together the shea butter, sweet almond oil, beeswax pellets and honey in a small glass jar. Gently place the jar into the pan of water, gently stirring the ingredients as they melt.

Once melted, mix again to ensure all ingredients are evenly combined. Then remove from heat and stir in the flavoring.

Finally, pour the lip balm into large lip balm pots such as metal tins or low profile jars. Once your lip balm has cooled and is fully solidify, it’s ready to be used.

Foot soak recipe for tired feet. Learn how to make a simple foot soak recipe to soothe tired feet, fight odor and soften skin with this homemade skin care recipe from the book Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath & Beauty Recipes.

Homemade Foot Soak Recipe

Yields a single use.

Ingredients:

1 cup Epsom salt
1/4 cup baking soda
3 cups warm water
1/4 cup raw honey
Juice from 1 lime
Lime pieces

Directions:

Add the Epsom salt, baking soda and water to a foot basin.

Then stir in the honey, lime juice and lime pieces.

Soak your feet in the bath soak for 20-30 minutes, then remove and pat dry.

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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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