diy coffee sugar scrub cubes
we're all in this self quarantine together, but it doesn't mean we can't get creative while we're at it :) since we're limited to our outings, i thought it would be a fun idea to do a few DIY posts on how to create some of our more luxurious items while we're at home using everyday household items.
during these dry months, i NEED something to exfoliate and moisturize, so what better than a home made sugar scrub with coffee and coconut oil? and honestly you don't need to make these into cubes. i just did because i need some sort of portion control and they make great gifts or favors!
Here's What You'll Need:
1 cup of sugar (you can use brown or white!
1/4 cup coconut oil (or any other oil of choice!)
1/2 cup of grated, unscented soap
1/4 cup coffee grounds
2 tbsp vanilla extract
Mixing bowl + spoon
Any optional scented add-ins
Ice cube tray or mold of choice
In a microwave safe bowl, mix the oil and grated soap together.
Microwave on high for 10 second intervals, stirring in between each and continue until the soap is melted into the oil.
Add in sugar, coffee grounds, vanilla and stir.
Quickly spoon your mixture in your mold and place in the freezer once cool to let firm up. I let mine sit in the freezer for about two hours!
When your cubes are firm, pop them out of the mold. You can cut them into smaller shapes if you want, but remember to keep in a covered container until they're ready to use. If you don't they'll probably dry out and crumble! I accidentally let mine in the hot shower and they melted - so keep in a cool, dry place until you're ready to use!
There are endless possibilities with scrubs - you can add in honey, oats, peppermint extract, lavender, etc. Let me know if you make these and try out a different flavor combo! Xo, S.