5.03.2017

DIY Coffee Solid Sugar Scrub



Sugar scrubs are fun to make, use, and give as gifts.
But they aren't the best idea for travel or for space--that's where solid sugar scrubs come in.
Simply use a square or break off a bit to exfoliate your skin.
Plus, they're easy to make.
I love the coffee version because it really wakes you up and it smells so good.
Mother's Day idea, perhaps?
Here's how to make them:


You'll need--

1/2 part coffee grinds
1 part sugar
1/2 part soap base (craft store or online)
slightly less than 1/4 part coconut oil or shea butter (sometimes I half each and mix the two or sometimes I skip)
mold


Melt the soap base according to directions--the double boiler method is what I suggest.
Mix the sugar, coffee, soap, and oil/butter thoroughly and pour into mold.
Allow to dry overnight.
Remove from mold and store in an airtight container.


Ideas:

These make great gifts--Mother's Day is coming soon!
Use these on the body only by adding water--do not use on the face.
I use these to remove odors from hands and feet.
Use these to exfoliate feet since sandal season is almost here.


Extra Elle:
Bought a new vacuum and I've been really excited (and kind of grossed out from the dirt it found) by it! Thanks to everyone's suggestions on social media, I chose one by Shark and I'm loving it so far.
PS: Happy birthday to my brother, Kenny!





33 comments:

  1. These look like so much fun! I seriously need to try one of your DIY scrubs!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. My daughter loves everything coffee so we might need to make these together for my mom and sister for mother's day!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. What a cool and easy DIY! The coffee loving mom would love this for Mother's day!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. I have a coffee scrub and I love it but it's loose so it's SO messy. I love the idea of making it in a mold! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. This is such a great idea! I so need to try this.

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  6. I saw your post about vacuums and we've been wanting a new one. Glad to hear you chose a Shark because that is what I was leaning towards and that you love it! These solid sugar scrubs are so fun! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love this idea! I always have leftover coffee grounds from making cold brew so I'll have to try it out with this :)

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  8. Forget mom - I want to make these for myself ;)

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  9. of course i remember! i have totally not been in the blogging game but i kept my faves back in the day in my reader knowing i'd return!:D i have missed the community but stepping back in to it anyway! and this is a great idea...and looks pretty easy, i'm always in to these natural ideas!

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  10. Happy Birthday to your brother.

    I love the smell of coffee, so this is a great idea. Definitely nice for a gift!

    -Lauren

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  11. I love the scent of coffee so I bet these are just scrumptious!!! I have a shark hand held vac that I use in my car and it is sooo good! Isn't it funny how as adults, we get excited about this stuff?

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  12. These are really easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I need to make these! These really would make great gifts!

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  14. I just finished reading this post about beauty trends that the blogger just can't understand. Coffee scrubs were one of them! These look like they could be a good alternative to the loose version. Are they nearly as messy? That's what generally keeps me from using them lately.

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  15. Ooh I bet these do smell so good, I love anything coffee scented! I never used to think I'd get excited about getting a new vacuum, but boy would I love one now, ha!

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  16. Interesting ;)

    Federica Di Nardo
    http://federicadinardo.com

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  17. Here's the question: do they still smell like coffee? That's not one of my favorite smells. =)

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  18. I love using a good scrub! This one looks fantastic!

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  19. I love the idea of a sold one! Ive always wanted to try the coffee ones that I hear everyone talking about! It's nice to have a diy one too

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  20. I think coffee scrubs are the best - I I haven't tried to make my own one yet but this one is worth the try for sure! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  21. I love your DYI scrub concoctions and it would make a great Mother's Day gift. I recently made a green tea scrub but the organic sugar (recommended from the recipe) was extremely harsh on the skin. It's actually not too bad if you need a deep exfoliation but can't be used on your face. I prefer something more gentle and you nailed it.

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  22. This is such a great idea! Way less mess in a mold and they are adorable!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  23. This is another brilliant DIY, Elle and YAY to Shark! We got a Samsung which lasted us less than a year and after I got sick and tired of it, we got a Shark and I was shocked at how much dust it gathered that the stupid Samsung didn't! Never ever again with Samsung!

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  24. You always have the best DIY's! I love the idea of a sugar scrub!

    xo,
    Angela

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  25. When I saw these on your Instagram, I had to come over and see how they are made! This i such a good idea and I can't wait to give them a try :) As you say, they would make such a cute little gift all tided together in a bundle as well! x

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  26. when i initially saw your photo on IG, i thought these were treats to eat!! i love the "bite-size"...makes it easy to grab and use.

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  27. My feet are always such a mess since it's always sandal season here. Definitely need to scrub them up more!

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  28. Those are very neat and sounds like they are surprisingly easy to make! I really need to try some DIY skincare.

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