Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY

Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY (click through for tutorial) If you haven’t tried a sugar scrub yet, let me tell you, you don’t know what you are missing! I tried one for the first time last year, and I’ve been hooked ever since. The fine grains from the sugar exfoliate while the oils keep your skin feeling soft and supple long after the shower is over. I bought a shower scrub last year that had coffee in it, and it was SO good that I was super bummed to hear the brand had stopped making that flavor shortly after I bought it. Rather than cry over it, I decided to just make my own and then I could have it whenever I wanted! It’s super easy and just takes a few ingredients to make…

Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY (click through for tutorial)Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub, makes 16 oz.

-1/2 cup coconut oil
-1 1/4 cups sugar
-3/4 cup finely ground coffee
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

*When making beauty products, I like to buy all organic ingredients when I can.

Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY (click through for tutorial Measure out your coconut oil, and if it’s not already melted, melt it over low heat in a pot until liquid. Let it cool a bit.

Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY (click through for tutorial) While the coconut oil is melting, mix your sugar and coffee grounds together in a bowl. Pour in your melted oil and vanilla and stir to combine. Go a little easy on the oil until you know you need it all. You want the mixture to be wet but not soupy or liquid at all. If it does get too wet, just add a little more sugar and coffee until you are happy. Seal in an airtight container between uses.

Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY (click through for tutorial) Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY (click through for tutorial) Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub DIY (click through for tutorial) This scrub smells delicious as you mix it up and will definitely have you making a cup of coffee after if you haven’t had yours yet for the day. The recipe makes 16 oz. so it all fit perfectly into these short mason jars (how pretty are those bamboo jar tops?), but you can also put them into 8 oz. jars, and they make a great gift for your fellow coffee-lovin’ friends (the bamboo tops look really pretty with a simple gifting label made with marble paper or vinyl, white stickers, and a circle punch).

I’ve read that homemade sugar scrubs are good for a few weeks, but I’ve definitely had ones a lot longer than that that didn’t seem to have gone bad (they may have lost some of their moisture, but they weren’t moldy or anything and still smelled great). One of my favorite uses for sugar scrubs is to use it before I shave my legs since the sugar exfoliates and the oil makes the razor slide more smoothly on my skin for a super close shave. What’s your favorite use for sugar scrubs? xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • I added a bit peppermint e.o. at the end and now I have the most wonderful foot scrub! So nice at the end of winter.

  • Might be a dumb question, but can you make this with used up coffee grounds?! Or is it better if it’s fresh ????

  • I love sugar scrubs and this one combines coffee and a sugar scrub!! Excited to give it a try!! Thanks.

    Crystal @

  • I love body scrubs! I’m so excited to give this one a try! Great pictures!

  • It does a little, but I keep rinsing it in the hot shower water as I go so it works out pretty well for me!

    Laura 🙂

  • Seriously obsessed with those jars! Too cute.

    the bbb blogger

  • I’ve never tried a sugar scrub! You’ve convinced me though, I’m definitely going to try it, sounds amazing!

    Kirsty xx

  • Not a coffee fan but there’s been so much news about who coffee is good for cellulite so I should give this a try!

  • I bet that smells amazing!! Such a great alternative to a traditional sugar scrub!

    xo, Sofia

  • Oh I bet that it smells heavenly 😀 I definitely need to try it out 🙂

  • Sugar scrubs are the best because you can instantly make whatever smelly treat you’re in the mood for. But don’t use them on your legs before shaving. Your razor wil get completely clogged with coconut oil.

  • Well, that can be a problem if you were using a lot and running cold water a ton, but you’re using a small amount (you don’t need a lot of scrub per use) and using warm or hot water and that keeps build up in pipes. I wash WAY more coconut oil down my kitchen sink from cooking with it all the time 🙂


  • coffee scrubs are my absolute favourites! cleaning the bathroom after using them is a long process, though 😉
    Great post! x

  • I love coffee scrubs and to know that I have the tools to make my own in my kitchen? Yes! Thanks for sharing this. Although I love my brand, I think coming back to this DIY version will save me some coins while I pamper my skin 😉

  • I love, love, love the smell of coffee but I don’t drink it, so this is a great alternative! I can smell it 24/7.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • I’ve got to make this!!! In fact I might just do it right now, I’ve got everything I need on hand:) One question though, what happens with the coconut oil going down the drain if I use this in the shower? Won’t it turn solid again and maybe clog the pipes or maybe all the hot shower water prevents that from happening?

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