Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe – Moisturizing & Energizing!

I find my hands get really dry from time to time. I’ve used professional exfoliants and expensive moisturizers and though they work for the most part, I don’t know what is really in them and it gets quite costly to buy. So, you know me, I did some research.

I found that using sugar scrubs is one of the best things I can do for my skin. Sugar scrubs rid the skin of dead skin cells, dirt and other leftover products. They make your skin fresh and silky smooth and aids in your skins ability to rehydrate itself.

Let’s make it even better. Add coffee.

coffeesugar scrub

I first saw the idea of adding coffee to sugar scrubs in Stacy Karen’s ebook, Simple Scrubs to Make and Give. I took her idea and adapted it to my recipe. It awakens your senses, softens your hands, and gets you prepped for the day. I use it every morning and I LOVE it.


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup jojoba oil (you can substitute apricot, almond, olive or grapeseed)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup ground coffee (I like Community Coffee but I may be biased)
  • Vitamin E capsule (clip and squeeze)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


Mix all ingredients together and store in air tight container. Will keep for 6-8 weeks.

How to Use:

  • Wet hands. Apply scrub on hands and gently scrub together and around fingers to exfoliate.  Rinse and pat dry. Lift hands to face and cup nose. Inhale. Good, yes?

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  1. This sounds simple but great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. can this be used as a whole body exfoliating scrub?

  3. I prefer the salt scrubs. Adding sea salt would be beneficial for either hands or feet. The salt also helps to heal wounds (will sting when first used). I like to use sugar scrubs on my face as they are a bit more gentle. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. I forgot to add, omit the spices if you use it on your face. It might irritate the area around the eyes.

  5. Sounds amazing!

  6. Sounds simple. I am definitely gonna give this a try….!

  7. Yes. You can use it on your face. I prefer a smaller grain for my face so I just pulse the sugars in a blender first then mix it up. If you don’t mind the larger grain then you’re good to go. 🙂

  8. That’s what I was wondering, too!

  9. Hi Amy! Would you be able to use this on your face too?

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