A good sugar scrub is one of my favorite things!
I use them once of twice a month to full exfoliate my whole body.
This coconut milk and coffee scrub is one of my favorites! It smells amazing and also has some awesome benefits that plain sugar scrubs don’t have.
Related Post: DIY Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub
*This post contains affiliate links. Read the full disclosure here or in the side bar on the right!
What are the added benefits?
Coconut Milk – Hydrating
Coconut oil has been really popular in recent years for beauty applications, but coconut milk is actually way better. The oil has really large oil molecules which can actually clog your pores. The milk, on the other hand, is full of proteins and fatty acids that can do wonders for your skin.
Using coconut milk on your skin may help to fight wrinkles, soothe any irritation, and give a giant dose of hydration! It’s even great for those with oil skin as it can give all of the benefits of natural hydration without over doing it or clogging pores!
Coffee Grounds – Brightening
Coffee grounds don’t dissolve in water like sugar does, so that makes it a really good option for exfoliating. Using old coffee grounds in your scrub can help boost the exfoliation process. When you exfoliate, you’re removing all of you dead and unhealthy skin cells from the surface which helps reveal the brighter healthy skin below.
It’s also thought that some of the compound in coffee can help signal your skin to boost collagen production which can help brighten even more as well as tighten it and help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Brown Sugar – Polishing and Hydrating
While all sugar can be used as an exfoliant, brown sugar is the best option. Not only does it smell the sweetest, but it also has the most benefits! As with all sugars, the small and relatively smooth particles are perfect for polishing away dead skin cells to help brighten and smooth out your skin.
Brown sugar, however, also acts as a humectant. That means that it helps pull moisture from the environment and uses it to help hydrate your skin! Plus it add all of this hydration without feeling greasy (which also means it’s great for oily skin too!).
How do I make it?
You probably have all of the ingredients you need, but if not they are all easy to find at any grocery store.
- Brown Sugar
- Coconut Milk
- Used Coffee Grounds
You will start by mixing an equal amount of brown sugar and coffee grounds, then slowly adding coconut milk to your desired consistency.
If you’re only wanting to prepare enough for one use, start with 1/4 cup each of sugar and coffee and approximately one teaspoon of coconut milk. This will give you plenty to work with and little to no leftovers.
Can I store this scrub?
Absolutely! You can make as much scrub as you want and store it in an air tight jar like this one. I would say that you shouldn’t store this more than a month, but if you use it weekly, making a months supply at once is doable!
To prolong the life of your scrub, storing it in the refrigerator is highly recommended. This will help prevent any nasty mold or mildew.
It’s also a good idea to scoop out what you need using a clean cosmetic scoop rather than your hands. We don’t want any accidental germs in there.
I hope you enjoy this sugar scrub!
What’s you favorite skin care product? Drop a comment and let me know!