DIY Moisturising Hazelnut Coffee Body Scrub

Words: Jess Spiro

These exfoliating bars are a great way to re-use used coffee grinds. They are super easy to make and can be made with your favourite flavoured coffee for a fabulous smell. The bars melt with a little body heat and warm water, so use in the shower or bath to exfoliate and moisturise.

165 ml coconut cream
3 Tbsp (45 ml) unscented body butter
1 C (250 ml) coconut oil
1 C (250 ml) used hazelnut coffee grinds
1/2 C (125 ml) sugar

2 – 3 ice trays
cling wrap

We’ve used hazelnut coffee because we love it, regular coffee or any flavoured version you like will work.

Start by making yourself a plunger of coffee. Drink and enjoy… reserve the used coffee grinds.

Remove the steeped coffee grinds from the plunger and set aside to cool.

Combine the coconut cream, unscented body butter and the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. If the ingredients are solidified and are not easy to mix, heat for 10-15 seconds in the microwave to soften.

Combine the coffee and the sugar in a separate bowl.

Add ¾ of the wet mixture to the coffee and sugar mixture and stir well.

Line the ice trays with cling film – this will help with removing the scrub bars once set. Pour the combined mixture into each compartment of the ice tray, filling only about halfway. Place the trays in the freezer to set, this should take around 30 minutes.

Remove from the freezer and fill to the top with the coconut mixture. Return to the freezer for 6 hours or until frozen solid.

Note: When removing the cubes from the ice tray, do not twist the ice tray as this may split the two layers. Simply place it upside down on a surface and heat up the bottom with your hands. The cubes will fall out in a few minutes.

Store the cubes of hazelnut coffee scrub in the freezer. Remove when ready to use.


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