Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe {homemade gift idea}

Coffee sugar scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are good for your skin!  Homemade scrubs are one of the best gifts ever!  They are my new latest craze and after the recent success of my Lemon Sugar Scrub for Mother’s Day gifts I decided that a Coffee Scrub for Teacher Appreciation was the perfect crafty gift.

Coffee Scrub Recipe

I found the recipe for this coffee scrub on A Cup of Mo.  The recipe was super simple.  I added nutmeg to my recipe, however.   I can’t stress enough how easy this recipe was to make.     Plus, the sugar scrubs can be used on the hands, feet and body.  I love to use sugar scrubs in the shower because they are such great exfoliators and the hot water dissolves the sugar crystals before they can be too abrasive.

Coffee Scrub Recipe

Coffee Scrub Recipe

Coffee Scrub Recipe

Mix Together {this recipe fills 4 of those little 4 oz. mason jars}

  • 1 cup ground coffee (any that you like, I used regular coffee, no special flavoring)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

How to Use:

  • Apply scrub over clean, damp skin.  Rinse and pat dry.

Coffee Scrub

  • Decorate Jar ~ {or don’t if you are keeping for yourself and decorations are not necessary} I used embellishments I had at home.  A ribbon and felt flowers I had in my craft supply closet and then made a tag using a punch I have.  It was super easy and the whole project took me a total of 20 minutes including a run to the store for coffee.  It’s THAT easy.

That’s it!  The Coffe Scrub is read to use or give!

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Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe {homemade gift idea}

Sugar scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are affordable.  Quite simply, they are the perfect homemade gift!  They are my new latest craze and I’ve decided that a Lemon Sugar Scrub should be on every woman’s “want” list.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Making sugar scrubs are so easy it should be illegal. The best part is that KIDS can make them for moms.  Or grandmas.  Or aunts.  Whomever.  With Mother’s Day coming up, that’s important, right?   Plus, the sugar scrubs can be used on the hands, feet and body.  I love to use sugar scrubs in the shower because they are such great exfoliators and the hot water dissolves the sugar crystals before they can be too abrasive.

Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Mix Together {this recipe fills a bit more than TWO 16 oz Mason Jars} ~ I filled 4 round tins with this recipe.

  • 5 1/8 Cups of Sugar
  • 2  Cups of Olive Oil
  • Add  7-8 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • Spoon into desired containers {it smells so good!}

    Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • Decorate Jar or tin ~ or don’t, depending on whether or not you are giving it as a gift or whether or not you want to make it look pretty. {I found a set of lemon note cards in the dollar bin at Michael’s and cut out the lemon image for the tag.  I’m sure you could find a free lemon printable online and get the same effect.  I tied it on with twine and that’s it.  You can see that just a little bit of embellishment went a long way in making the tin look dressed up but not too fancy schmancy!}

That’s it!  The Lemon Sugar Scrub is read to use or give!

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Seriously, would you have ever guessed that making a sugar scrub could be that easy?

*Just like with peanut butter, the oil will separate and the sugar will settle on the bottom if it sits for prolonged periods,  so if you don’t use regularly, be sure to stir before use!

*I scoured the web for the easiest sugar scrub recipes and then based on their recipes made my own.

**The scent goes away after a few days, so next time I’ll use a few drops of essential lemon oil.

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