DIY Happiness: Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub

How-To:  DIY Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub

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Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub
Do you have a pattern to your shopping? I have - I get money, I go shop.  And I want to shop all the time.  In an ideal world, yes, that's what would happen. However, in a world where freebies means "Buy a tyre, get onions free*," the little money I earn doesn't last for month-long spending sprees, and by the end of the month, I am left staring at the various "haul posts" on other blogs. For all those who are just like me, this coffee-sugar scrub is sure to make you feel pampered, and you won't have to worry about the wallet.  You can make do with items from your kitchen, and this is definitely cheaper than Lush :)

DIY Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub - Ingredients

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DIY Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub - Ingredients
1/3 cup sugar - Since the sugar that we get in India is quite granular, I just blitz in the mixer along with the cinnamon bits to get a powder.
A bit of cinnamon - I just used two tiny pieces - or you could use a dash of cinnamon powder. You can also add nutmeg - I didn't, too lazy.
Coffee powder - 1 tablespoon. Do not use instant coffee powder for this - use the powder you would use in your coffee filter or just use the coffee-grounds after you are done with making your coffee.
Olive oil - I didn't measure this. Use enough to just wet the powders to a wet sand consistency.

I put this in a better-looking bowl for the "pic-taking," but it was such a pain to mix in a small bowl. I would suggest you take a bigger bowl, put the powders in, and add the oil little by little till you just wet the powders - should be like the wet sand. Use the least amount of oil required to get this consistency. Mixing with fingers instead of a spoon is so much faster.

how make home diy coffee sugar body scrub ingredients use
DIY Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub - Ingredients

This made enough scrub for me to use about 3 times, and I store this in an air-tight container and take the amount I need for a one-time use separately. It doesn't have any preservatives, so use it up soon.  I never keep it for longer than a week, and I doubt it would last longer than that.

how make home diy coffee sugar body scrub ingredients use
Use scrub to post fake ice cream pics when people post "haul posts" :D

How to use the Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub

After your bath, use the scrub over damp skin, concentrating on the rough bits like elbows. Rinse off with warm water. Pat dry. Coffee is supposed to be great at reducing cellulite, so this scrub is specially recommended for Jomol who loves to..errr...show her posterior :D :D :D :D :D What I love about this is the coffee smell.

The bathroom can get slippery after using this, so please take care. I never use this on my feet - would use it separately when I am safely sitting somewhere and not likely to slip and fall as I try to walk around.

Perfect for the dry, cold climate in Bangalore, and the smell of coffee really wakes me up. It does get a little greasy, which is why I suggested using the least amount of oil required. Rinsing off with really warm water helps take off some of the excess oil as well as helping the skin aborb the oil better. I have used olive oil, but you could use just about any oil that you like. I wanted to know if there are any other non-smelling oils that I could use for this. Any recommendations?

* Thank you, Priya, for today's amazing news :D

57 comments:

  1. :O :O :O...NICEEEEEEEEE!! Me gonna try that rightttttt now!!!!!!!!...I think you can use almond oil too....!!! Lemme try and then will let you know as I also have combination/oily skin!! :D :D :D

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  2. Oh you can use almond oil..i didn't know where to get it from and I had olive oil so I used it. This is a body scrub Cali..err..in case I confused you, and I have dry skin for everywhere else other than my face, so any greasy oil is also okay for me. Wanted to use coconut oil, but I didn't want that smell to overpower the coffee smell.

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  3. hmmmmmmmmmm.......yeah..my body skin is whitishly dry!! ..so this should help!! :D :D

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  4. If you don't have filter coffee powder, just use sugar alone, that also works..but it wont be a coffee scrub :D

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  5. Oh don't use that...it won't work..plus it kind of forms these sticky clumps. Filter coffee powder is different.

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  6. ohh.. :( where to get this filter coffe from?

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  7. Either leave it out and make a simple sugar scrub, or you can buy it from any shop..just ask for filter coffee powder. Its there in Spar also..like right next to the instant coffee. Even Bru makes one - Green Label I think its called. And its cheaper than instant coffee :D

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  8. ohhhhhhhhhhh..okiee..will get that on weekend!! :D :D :D

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  9. your post reminded me of ice cream..me having Black forest ice cream now!! :D :D :D

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  10. HUH??!! This is punishment for me...for putting fake ice cream photies..I just know it :| Black Forest ice cream..from where?

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  11. Kwality Walls tub...not very great but ok for now!! he he

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  12. Kwality is good enough for me :D

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  13. looked like icecream to me pehele.. then poo!:D:D heheheheheh you dont NEED green sqiggly thingies!:P:D and me do it too! *smug* *smug*

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  14. I am waiting for Jomol to read this :D :D :D

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  15. Oh that's not cheeee enough for her...I have not forgotten the "tiny tiny" comment she left on IMBB...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

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  16. i dont remember... oh ans i shall see you after dinner. hunger is killing me!!!! :(

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  17. radssssssssssssss, i wanna eat up ur scrub... rt now!!! so yummmm....... and i love u for all the skincare posts u do... muah!

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  18. rads, i burn my choc cake... boo hoo....

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  19. You forgot you had left it in the oven? Just take off the burned portion na..some of it might be tasty..and its choc so nobody would notice :D..I love the burned bits too...of course, they shouldn't be charred burned..

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  20. nahi re... it didn't cook instipulated time.. so i put it on for more... what i have instead of a spongy soft cake is crumbly bits of chocolate cake... i will make a choco crumble dessert with this now :)

    but me so sad sad... i just started baking and was practicing for 2 weeks. today was making specially for hubby... he was away all this while :(

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  21. Crumble it and put over vanilla ice cream..he will think you are so wowww :)

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  22. My hubby goes away for 2 weeks, he better get me something good when he comes back...and you bake a cake! No wonder I never get anything good from my hubby :| :|

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  23. hee hee... u bake cake next time... he get u good stuff... ;) i already know hubby getting me good stuff.... so just a little maska maroing...

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  24. OMG...everyone online is wicked...liked your idea...hmmmmmmph..let me find out if hubby is getting me anything good, THEN I will make the cake. I don't trust him very much! :D :D

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  25. drop hints abt what u want.... or do what i do... hand him a list!!

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  26. :D :D Don't we all drop hints...but I just prefer buying things myself and let him pay for it..is the only way I will get what I want..otherwise we have major communication problems over gifts :D

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  27. OMGG radhika,, you just wouldnt believe you wouldnt believe this...I made it yesterday....

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  28. i use my fab India filter coffee geeeeeeeeee :P dont know what else to use it for., he he

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  29. Am very sure you made it toooo :D :D :D Is the weather...we need coffeeeeeeeeeeeeee :D

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  30. I dont use cinnamon powder, just figaro + coffee and sugar... :D :D

    what good news?

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  31. i knwww .......mee loouu you...me feeling so goodd ::DDD

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  32. Good news - 2 tubs of Baskin Robbins ice cream in the fridge and nobody to share it with :D :D :D

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  33. OMGGGG!! i had brownie with icecream..yippiiieeeee!!! :P

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  34. you have a cute pink spoon. :P

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  35. Cali seemed confused too :D :D :D so I changed it to Body Scrub :D

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  36. hey...nice DIY...when i saw the pic, i thought it is an ice cream pic from baskin robins with its pink spoon...i love coffee for scrubbing.....instead of sugar, if one gets cane sugar or jaggery powder that would be even better and almond oil and coconut oil can both be used...

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  37. Jaggery..I never knew that..I have jaggery at home..but powdering it does take some work..should get the powdered jaggery :D

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  38. I love this post, probably because it's the only thing I can afford. I promise you, I am making this scrub. Our winters here are brutal, this will help me get through it! Thanks Rads!

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  39. Hiiiiiii...oh you will love this - I feel so stupid now buying body scrubs when I could have just tried this at home!! I guess its the packaging, I just have to pick it up if the packaging looks pretty :D :D And I loved the Cake Man Raven velvet cake..had seen it once on Food Network - Bobby Flay Throwdown..I miss Food Network :-((

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  40. yeah Rads, jaggery is amazing because it has glycolic acid which has the highest AHA concentrations which is extremely good for anti-aging skin care.....and it is natural as opposed to the refined sugar......

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  41. Glycolic acid - oh okay..tx for the info..will definitely try it some time.

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  42. Errr...it was ur anniv yest or is it today.....and i loved whats in that cup !!!! me going to make it....i love coffee..i love sugar and i love olive oil :D

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  43. Its super good Priya..I have seen these recipes online everywhere but I never try them...first time I am trying it out :)

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  44. Do you have all these measuring cups ??? with names on them ?

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  45. Yes I do :D I have the no-name ones too..they are a pretty pale pink :D

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  46. Rads.....i have coffee powder and cinnammon and sugar...and I making this coffee scrub.....and I am using it on my posterior and on my face...yey yey....Radhika ji ki jai ho....radhika ji ki jai ho

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  47. Don't use it on your face Jomol..it will be too oily! Is a body scrub..unless you have really dry face..

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