When I first started making homemade body scrub recipes it was honestly just a Pinterest crutch born out of sheer frustration. I didn’t ever intend for it to becomes a hobby.
The first scrub I ever made was a lime and sugar exfoliate. The smell alone was incredible, but the feel of the scrub and the life it brought to my skin is what truly had me hooked. I’ve been making them ever since and am excited to share this, DIY coffee and lavender body scrub recipe with you!
Now, let’s be honest. What hard-working wife and mama, or hard-working women, period; wouldn’t enjoy relaxing after a long days work with their own personalized little piece of heaven? I know I could probably go to the store and with a good chunk of cash pick out some 5-star body scrub that Lady Gaga branded… BUT, I could also just do myself yourself. There’s plenty of reason to.
4 Reasons Why I Chose to Do It Myself
1. Quality Control. I have control over what is in my body scrubs and skin cleaners. It helps me avoid the chemical craze of the cosmetics world and still take good care of my skin.
2. It Saves Me Money. Most of the ingredients I use in my body scrubs are already in your kitchen.
3. I Get What I Want. I can customize it down to the scent and still have a face scrub that works.
4. It’s FUN! It’s something enjoyable that I can do for myself and it’s relaxing. For me, that is reason enough.
So let’s get to it.
Here is what you will need:
1. Organic Coconut Oil. This brand, Nature’s Way is my absolute FAVORITE brand of coconut oil. You can get it at Costco or even order it online for convenience. I typically buy it in larger quantities because I use it so often in body scrubs, hair washes, make up, and even for cooking (to replace butter). But if you intend to use if solely for this diy project this size should be sufficient.
2. Sugar (Granulated or Brown Sugar). The choice is yours, regular sugar or brown sugar. I personally prefer regular granulated sugar, but that’s my preference. You can always try them both! Keep one for you and send the other off as a gift
3. Your Choice of Coffee Beans. You’re going to want the coffee grounds you use to be fresh. So I suggest buying the beans of your choice and waiting until you are ready to make your body scrub to grind them. Trust me, the smell of fresh coffee beans with the lavender, it’ll knock your socks off. In a good way.
4. Lavender Essential Oil. I’ll be honest, you can purchase the over the counter stuff if you want, but it’s not nearly as great a quality as the certified pure therapeutic grade oils you get from a distributor like DoTerra. I’ve tried them both and am only ever satisfied with the real thing.
Now, let’s get to making!
Homemade Coffee & Lavender Body Scrub
Quick Tip before we get started: If you are going for a scrub/exfoliate than you will want the sugar to be more present. If you just want a cream then you’ll use less sugar and the outcome will be a softer texture.
1. Create your base. Determine how much of this body scrub you would like to make and create your base by mixing (organic) coconut oil and your choice of either white granulated sugar or brown sugar.
2. Mix thoroughly and be sure to eliminate all chunks. (Your coconut oil should be softened but not liquid).
3. Grind the coffee beans to your desired texture and slowly add the grounds to your base.
4. Mix thoroughly.
5. Add 10 – 20 drops of lavender to your scrub and again mix thoroughly.
Applying Your Body Scrub
To use the scrub correctly simply wet your face, apply the scrub, massage gently, and rinse with cold water. Hot water opens up your pores which is great for while you are washing, cold water seals your pores so dirt and grime can’t so easily make themselves at home. Cold water will help shrink and close your pores after you have rinsed them out.
Simple enough right?! It’s so fun creating different scrubs for different occasions. I made a coconut and lime scrub once that had the most incredible smell.
If you were to make another body scrub tonight what scents would you make? Drop your comments below.