If you like the strong smell of coffee in the morning, you’re bound to fall in love with this pungent coffee sugar scrub recipe.
It has accents of cinnamon and with honey, and can leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Out of ALL the sugar scrubs I’ve made, I’d say this is one of the most aromatic ones.
If you’re a veteran sugar scrub maker, you’ll know how easy these are to make. And honestly, any natural products you can make at home for a LOT less and that are better for you are always worth making in my book.
Sugar scrub without coconut oil vs. honey
Which one’s better?
Usually, when I create my sugar scrubs, I like to create them with honey as a base instead of coconut oil. And that’s because I personally like the smell better when your sugar scrubs are created with honey.
Both honey and coconut oil are good for you, so I’d say you aren’t missing out if you’re using one over the other.
The problem with coconut oil is that it tends to take over the smell of other ingredients when I make scrubs and it smells very coconut like. This isn’t really ideal when you’re trying to create other sugar scrubs like strawberry sugar scrubs or bubblegum sugar scrubs.
Using your sugar scrub
A sugar scrub can make a great all around body scrub, a lip scrub, or a face scrub. It’s natural, and they tend to smell absolutely amazing.
One of the reasons I love making them, besides all their natural benefits, is because you can style your sugar scrub all kinds of ways. You can design your own labels for them, you can make them colorful, or you can mix and match natural ingredients.
That’s probably why I went on a type of sugar scrub binge and created a TON! 😀
Free printable coffee scrub labels
To use your sugar scrub labels all you have to do is print them out on letter sized paper (they’re approximately 2 in. X 2 in. in size), cut them out, hole punch them, and tie them onto your sugar scrub.
You can also print them on sticker paper to create sugar scrub stickers and use them that way.
Please note that these sugar scrub labels are for personal use only. 🙂
Coffee Sugar Scrub With Cinnamon And Honey
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar
- 1/3 Cup Coffee grounds
- 3 Tbsp. Honey
- 1 Tsp. Ground cinnamon (optional)
- 8-10 Drops of Vitamin E oil (optional)
- In a bowl, mix your sugar, coffee, honey, cinnamon and Vitamin E oil if you use it.
- Mix well and spoon into clean mason jar
- To get the lighter sugar scrub effect shown in the image take 1/4 cup of white sugar and mix it with 1 teaspoon of coffee grounds and 1-2 teaspoons of honey.
- Mix well and spoon on top of coffee sugar scrub.
- And you're all done. Enjoy your body scrub!
- seal and keep in fridge for up to a month.
Want more sugar scrub recipes?
I’ve got a WHOLE list of scrubs I’ve created below. Pick your favorite one and make it at home over the weekend!