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,


Dry Shampoo

dry shampoo

Dry shampoo may be my favorite beauty product!! I am pretty well known for Not washing my hair – cause who has time for that! But in all seriousness, the less you wash your hair the less you’ll eventually need to! your scalp and hair need some natural oils – the more you take them away, the more your body will produce! I have tried all sorts of dry shampoos but I just don’t like them! I hate that over product feeling in my hair and I really try to take the natural & inexpensive route as often as I can. Only 2 ingredients and with products you most likely have in your pantry! So this recipe is a Win Win Win!

Dry Shampoo

  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder or corn starch
  • 1 tsp cocoa or cinnamon (or a bit of each, my personal favourite!)

I store in a jar with a lid. My preference is to use my hands to rub it straight onto my scalp. Using my fingertips (like you would rub shampoo on wet hair) until all powder is absorbed. But other options:

  1. using a large makeup brush to dab on roots
  2. an empty spice container, sprinkle at roots & rub onto scalp

From my home to yours,