Coffee Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub

I’m not a DIY-kind-of-girl, but DIY scrubs is what I keep making again and again. So when Bridgette from The Pulp Zine invited me to write a guest post for her lovely blog, my first thought was to make a scrub. Again! The reason why I love making scrubs is that they are super easy to craft, inexpensive (all or at least most of these products you’ll find in your kitchen, I promise!), contain as many ingredients as you like, and are very effective. Also, I love coffee + vanilla scent so much that it feels like I’m using a luxurious beauty product, not a simple DIY body scrub.



1 Cup of ground Coffee

½ or 1 Cup of unrefined Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons of ground Vanilla (I used BioVegan ground Vanilla)

2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil*

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil*


* You can use any unrefined oil you like (i.e. Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, etc.)


  1. Mix Coffee, Sugar, and Vanilla together.
  2. Add the Olive Oil and combine.
  3. Melt the Coconut Oil, let it cool down a bit and add to the mix. Combine well.
  4. The scrub should feel like a wet sand, if not, add a little bit more of Coconut Oil or Olive Oil and combine well.
  5. Now when you’re happy with your scrub, transfer it to an airtight jar.
Coffee Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub
Photo provided by Inga

When I first started talking to Inga of Organic Beauty Blogger about the idea of a guest post, we had plans to do so for each other’s blogs. In the midst of emails and links confusion ensued and I thought her instructions would be a better edition to the zine than my personal blog. I decided to feature her not for her enthusiasm and passion for organic beauty products; not to mention that with all the Halloween and Dia de Muertos makeup that will be coming, and stressful National Novel Writing Month on its way, self-care and cute DIY projects will be the perfect edition to this autumn season. If you find yourself getting too filthy this month you should definitely give this a go. MAke sure to check out her blog for other beauty tips, DIY guides, and more! – Bridgette, Secret Journal Editor

Featured image via tumblr.

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October 16, 2014


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