Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub

This quick & easy DIY sugar scrub will make you feel so pampered! It only takes 3 ingredients, and one of them is coffee! Perfect for self-care & gifting!

This quick & easy DIY sugar scrub will make you feel so pampered! It only takes 3 ingredients, and one of them is coffee! Perfect for self-care & gifting!

As a mom, when you take a shower, I’m sure it’s one of those five-minute quick-rinses with a baby monitor in the bathroom while you play peek-a-boo with with your other child. Or you cross your fingers that Mickey Mouse is entertaining enough to keep them occupied for just a few extra minutes so that you can actually use some conditioner (and rinse it all out). 

However, we occasionally need those extra-long showers. Do you remember those? The ones where you just stand under the hot water while the steam fogs up the bathroom mirror. The ones where you actually have time to shave your legs (even above the knee!). The ones where there are no baby monitors or cranky toddlers in the bathroom with you. 

Well guess what, mommas! It’s time to start taking those long showers again, and I have the perfect incentive for you: coffee brown sugar scrub. It’s my new favorite guilty pleasure. I’ve read about them online before, but I never understood what all the fuss was about. Until now.

It only takes three ingredients, and less than three minutes to mix it all together. You probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen:

  • 3 parts brown sugar
  • 1 part ground coffee
  • 1-2 parts olive oil

All you have to do is measure everything out, add it to a bowl, and mix it up. That’s it. That’s all it takes. Three simple ingredients, but oh the wonderfulness! 

This quick & easy DIY sugar scrub will make you feel so pampered! It only takes 3 ingredients, and one of them is coffee! Perfect for self-care & gifting!


This is a body and foot scrub. If you want to use it on your face I would use a coffee bean grinder or food processor to make the coffee and sugar finer. Use it in the shower (that nice long, luxurious shower). Gently massage it on your skin, and rinse away all the dead skin cells. Bonus tip: use it right before shaving for super smooth legs! Step out of the shower with smooth skin. You’ll feel amazing, and you’ll smell like coffee!

You can make just a small portion at a time using tablespoons, or make a large batch using cups. Put it in a cute (airtight) jar and this makes an excellent DIY gift for any tired momma!

Taking better care of myself is definitely on my to-do list this year, so once a week I hand over the kids to Hubs and I run for the shower with my coffee brown sugar scrub. It’s relaxing and rejuvenating. This is the first sugar scrub I’ve used, and I’m definitely hooked. I can’t wait to try more recipes!

Have you used a sugar scrub before? What’s your favorite way to pamper yourself? Tell me below in the comments!

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About Samantha

I am a SAHM to three kids and a menagerie of pets. I love coffee, books, crafts, wine, cooking, and more coffee. Seriously, I couldn't function without coffee. Read more about me!


  1. This is my favorite kind of scrub to make! I have a chocolate coffee one I make all the time and it so heavenly!!! I bet this smells amazing too!
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  2. I love sugar scrubs!!! I have never made one before though. I really need to get on it! This one sounds great!!!

  3. Homemade sugar scrubs make awesome gifts! I love the chocolate idea to. I know what I am going to do to pamper myself this weekend. Looks like fun!!

  4. This sounds amazing and like it would smell wonderful too! And love how easy it is. What a great diy gift too!
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  5. Yay!!! I love the smell of coffee so I can’t wait to make it! It’s so easy too! Thanks for posting!

  6. Oh this looks like a great scrub and I can’t even imagine how good this would smell!

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  7. I usually make a lavender lemon scrub but I’m totally intrigued by this one. I love coffee–can’t survive a day without it, but the smell has always been a favorite.

  8. I love diy scrubs! They are perfect! I bet this one smells amazing!

  9. Ooh this sounds awesome! I made a scrub the other day with brown sugar and olive oil, but I bet the coffee makes it even better! Definitely going to try this next time 🙂

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  10. OOOOOoooooo yes, please!! So needing to make this soon, especially since I just ran out of my last scrub!
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  11. This looks mega luxurious – I love how simple it is to make! I’ve got all the supplies currently on hand…time to whip up a scrub to start this week right.

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    • Exactly! When it’s so simple to make and you already have the ingredients, it’s like you HAVE to do it! 🙂 Enjoy it, Erica!

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