My brother made all the women in my family some Brown Sugar Scrub one year for Christmas, so this is a little inspired by him. I went organic because that is what I like and I think it differentiates this gift from what you can buy in the store. No chemicals! Yay! I also threw in some ingredients that are known to be beneficial for the skin like oatmeal, coconut oil, and caffeine (from the coffee beans).
- 3/4 cup organic brown sugar
- 1/4 cup organic coffee beans
- 1/4 cup organic oatmeal
- 2/3 cup organic coconut oil
- 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
Using a food processor or coffee grinder, grind coffee beans and oatmeal until fine. You don’t want large abrasive pieces on your skin. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Transfer to gift container and finish with a bow and label. I put the list of ingredients and directions on the back of my label so everyone knows what they are getting into.
To use, I recommend a small scoop for the body and about a quarter size for just the hands. Gently rub the scrub in circular motions until sugar has dissolved. Rinse well and dry.
I like this scrub because it smells like a sweet latte and it invigorates your skin with the caffeine from the coffee.