DIY Happiness: Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub

How-To:  DIY Coffee-Sugar Body Scrub

how make home diy coffee sugar body scrub ingredients use
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

how make home diy coffee sugar body scrub ingredients use
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