I am thrilled to share with you my newest whipped coffee scrub recipe. The scrub exfoliates the skin and cleans it at the same time. It does not leave your skin feeling oily afterwards and is a great scrub to use before shaving.
This recipe is inspired by my other 2 DIY body scrubs: DIY coffee scrub with fractionated coconut oil and DIY foaming lavender sugar scrub. The first one is fantastic for when you want to scrub and moisturize with little effort. The foaming lavender sugar scrub exfoliates and cleanses at the same time.
For today’s recipe I combined the foaming base and coffee grounds. This makes a cleansing body scrub that still comes with amazing benefits of caffeine (cellulite reduction and improved blood circulation). Plus, I really like how coffee scrubs feel. Coffee grounds exfoliate very well while feeling gentle at the same time. I also added some peppermint essential oil that leaves skin feeling fresh and energized.
Who is this DIY coffee scrub recipe for?
For everyone, but you will especially like it if:
* you want your body scrub to be cleansing and not oily
* sugar/salt scrubs are to harsh for your skin and you are looking for a more gentle alternative
* you want the body scrub to deliver more than just exfoliation
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Whipped coffee scrub recipe:
– 200 g | 7 oz of foaming bath butter
– 50 g| 1.7 oz of coffee grounds
– 1 g (approx. 20 drops) of peppermint essential oil
This recipe will make 250 g of product. I was able to fill out 2 x 120 g /4 oz jars and have some product left.
Let’s talk a bit more about the ingredients:
– Foaming bath butter is a foaming, soap-like product base designed for whipping. It can be used to make a range of luxurious bath, shower and facial products. The formula is mild and won’t irritate the skin. It feels very creamy and creates foam. On top of that, it is rich in glycerin which makes it moisturizing.
– Coffee is a great exfoliating ingredient. In my experience, it feels more gentle than sugar, though exfoliates better.
Coffee also has additional skin benefits. It improves blood circulation and tightens the skin, which in turn makes cellulite less visible. Now of course, it will not get rid of the cellulite completely, but hey, I will take any help I can. And I do love how my skin feels and looks after using coffee scrub.
How to make DIY coffee scrub more effective
The active ingredient in the coffee scrub is caffeine. Therefore, it is important to consider the caffeine content of your scrub. The more caffeine, the more effective the scrub will be.
You might have read that many people use brewed coffee grounds to make their scrubs but I don’t think that this is the best way to do it. First of all, brewed coffee loses a lot of the caffeine, so your body scrub will not be as effective. Second, brewed coffee cannot be stored for later use because of the risk of bacteria and mold growth.
So, what you should do instead is use ground coffee without brewing it. This way your skin will receive more caffeine for a stronger effect, and you will be able to store the scrub in a jar for months.
How to modify the recipe?
Feel free to modify this recipe to make it your own. Add less coffee grounds if you want a more gentle body scrub. If you want more exfoliation, add more. However, I wouldn’t add more than 70 g of coffee grounds to 200 g of foaming base. You can also add sugar, salt, pumice or other exfoliating ingredients to the recipe. You can also skip peppermint essential oil. Coffee smells fantastic on its own. You can add one of your favorite scents too.
How to use coffee scrub
Begin your shower routine by running the shower for a couple minutes and letting the warm water soften the skin. Take a little bit of the body scrub, wet it and rub between your palms. The scrub will start foaming, which makes it very easy to apply all over your body. Concentrate more on the areas that need exfoliation.
How to make a whipped coffee scrub
1. Measure your foaming bath butter and put in a bowl. Whip it with a hand mixer for a couple minutes until the product is soft and fluffy.
2. Add essential oil and mix.
3. Measure and add coffee grounds and mix until fully incorporated.
4. Your foaming coffee scrub is ready. All that is left is to pack it in a container. You can simply pack your scrub with a spoon or use a piping bag like I did.