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Creamy coffee body scrub

 Do you make your own body scrubs or buy them? Which one is your favourite, oily or creamy?

This morning, as I was enjoying my morning coffee I thought of what a waste it would be to throw away these lovely coffee grains. And so I recycled them into a creamy ice cream like body scrub. Here is how you can make it at home, it’s easy and quick!


30g Shea butter

15g coconut butter

1 tbs of  honey

2 tsp coffee grains

Method. In a stainless steel bowl, mix the butters and immerse the bowl in a pan of hot water.  Heat it up slightly to soften the butters. Take out the bowl from the saucepan and whisk the butters. Whisk them until the mixture gets light and fluffy and then add a generous spoon of honey! Continue whisking until the mixture becomes soft and creamy. Fold in the coffee grains.

Once you combined all the ingredients, pour the mixture into a pot. Make sure you treat your feet well with this scrub, it will leave them baby soft! Be careful, this scrub, just like any other scrubs, may make your bath slippery!


Coffee grains have great exfoliating qualities and soaked in sugary water or even better in honey water they become soft and skin friendly. The grains mixed with oils or butters are a great anti-cellulite treatment. The caffeine in the coffee grinds helps improve and promote circulation and rejuvenates the skin. Believe me, you haven’t felt your skin softer than after using a coffee grain scrub! Coffee grains are a great face exfoliator, but I wouldn’t recommend it for those with sensitive skin, the grains can be a bit too harsh for you!

Shea butter is highly moisturising, doesn’t leave greasy residue, moisturises, protects skin, and doesn’t clog pores. It is also rich in vitamins A, E & F which are essential vitamins for skin health. Shea butter keeps the skin smooth and elastic. Need I say more?

I love everything coconut. I use coconut butter for my hair and make little treats for my skin. Have you tried frying pancakes with coconut butter? No? Neither did I, but I’ll give it a go! Coconut butter is great for body scrubs, it has a low melting point, it starts melting as soon as you take it into your hands. Just rub a knob of this gorgeous butter between your palms and it will melt instantly. Apply it to your hair and you have a lovely hair mask! I can not begin to describe how beneficial this butter (and oil) is to our skin! It has excellent skin moisturising properties and is suitable for all types of skin.  This butter has antioxidant properties that prevents the degeneration of the skin. It delays the process of skin ageing, wrinkles and sagging skin.


  1. I would love to use this potion for my skin! The coconut especially, sounds wonderful! I hope you might have this as part of your product line 🙂

    • I absolutely love coconut butter or oil, my hair shines today after using a simple coconut mask 🙂 I’d love to add something like this to the skin care line 🙂 maybe add a little bit of vanilla absolute and make it extra tasty 🙂

  2. beastandbeauty (Mystique) says

    Love the look of this scrub…I think it will be my next DIY project!…If you are interested am running a global beauty blog swap at the moment on my blog. Would love for you to check it out and sign up!

    • I hope you like it 🙂 So easy to make and feels lovely 🙂 I will have a look at your global beauty swap 🙂 Tank you for stopping by!

  3. Kristina, that sounds heavenly, I always feel bad too to throw away my espresso grinds. I am sure I can use Espresso as well??? Where do I get Shea butter?? Thank you for sharing your creative body treats

    • My pleasure, Cornelia, gad you liked the post 🙂 Yes, definitely, try with espresso grains, the grinds will be smaller and gentler 🙂 I buy my Shea butter from Aromantic, GraceFruit, Plush Folly, Baldwins 🙂

  4. gina says

    How long will this keep? Will the honey stop it from spoiling?

    • I don’t tend to keep these kind of treats for too long, I usually use them on the day I make them 🙂 But it would keep in the fridge for a week or two. Honey is definitely a natural preservative and will help the product to stay fresh, but it will not protect the product from bacteria.

  5. Wow, this post is fastidious, my younger sister is
    analyzing such things, so I am going to tell her.

  6. Ndapewa says

    I just tried this with shea and grapeseed oil. I added some glycerine and kaolin clay as well as some essential oils. My skin is so soft and it smells delicious too 😊

    • Kristina says

      Ah so glad you made it and your version sounds lovely 🙂

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