Coffee Sugar Scrub

If you know me, you know I love coffee! The taste, the smell, the everything! I have tried and loved coffee scrubs in the past, but find they can sometimes be pricey. My sister makes tons of her own beauty products – she inspired me to give this a whirl! And I was shocked and thrilled to find it SO simple!

Just a few ingredients and you have a body or facial scrub that will wake you up and leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished!

You can use fresh ground coffee OR even the leftover grounds from your morning cup! Allow the used grounds to dry out completely before using. I left mine on paper towel on the counter for 48 hours. *Note: the coffee smell is much stronger with fresh grounds!

1/2 cup ground coffee

1/2 cup coarse cane sugar

4-6 tbs oil of your choice. (I used 1/2 Olive and 1/2 Jojoba)

10-12 drop essential oil of your choice (I used Lavender*)

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Store in an air tight container.
  • Use on damp skin 1-2 times per week.

*Lavender Oil is an antibacterial. I have acne prone skin so love to use this oil for that reason!

From my home to yours,



The kids and I got in the kitchen to make some new playdough this week! Not sure if they had more fun making it, or playing with it!! It is a perfect rainy day or winter activity!

I have been using this recipe for years. Only a couple ingredients and lasts FOREVER! I buy and keep No Name flour, salt and oil on hand just for playdough and salt doughs! No need to use anything expensive of fancy.

Food colouring will do, but I highly recommend using Wilton gel colours. The colours are beautiful, bright and it is way easier to achieve desired shades. I also find the colours hold and last longer over time.

Hope you and the kids in your life enjoy it as much as we do!

Simple Homemade Playdough

2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt 

2 tbs oil

2 tbs cream of tartar

1.5 cups boiling water

Wilton gel colours or food colouring

1. Mix first four ingredients in a medium size bowl

2. Add hot water slowly, continuously stiring.

3. Allow to cool enough to touch. Kneed vigorously for several minutes, until dough is no longer sticky. Keep at it till it’s a perfect consistency. Add tiny bits of flour if needed.

4. Divide into equal amounts. Add Wilton gel colours and continue to kneed until well blended.

5. Store in a airtight container. Ours lasts 9-12 months! 

From my home to yours,