Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub Recipe

Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub Easy Homemade Recipe Natural and Organic plus helps get rid of cellulite Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub Recipe

I love the smell of coffee and I love drinking coffee (but only this way!) Turns out, coffee can have benefits when used externally! I talked about this in my cellulite post:

“Coffee scrubs can be beneficial in reducing cellulite as well. The massage and exfoliation benefits skin by stimulating blood/lymph flow and the caffeine in the coffee has a tightening effect. Pinterest is speckled with accounts of coffee scrubs and wraps working for reducing cellulite and loose skin”

This sugar scrub combines some of my favorite natural beauty ingredients:

  • Coconut Oil – For naturally nourishing skin (I used this one)
  • Castor Oil – A naturally astringent oil that is great for skin tone (I also use it in my facial cleansing regimen… and by regimen, I mean super-simple one-step process that leaves skin feeling amazing)
  • Coffee- The caffeine has a tightening and stimulating affect on skin and it is often used in anti-aging products
  • Sugar- Bad inside the body but great on the outside as it naturally exfoliates
  • Vanilla – Because it smells good

This simple scrub smells like a vanilla latte (thus the name) and leaves skin silky. It smells and looks sophisticated, but is incredibly simple and inexpensive to make. Since someone already asked, I bought the jar at Hobby Lobby, but it is very similar to this one.

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Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub Recipe
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A simple sugar scrub recipe with coffee,coconut oil, castor oil and sugar. It leaves skin soft, healthy and energized.
Recipe type: Beauty
  • ½ cup finely ground coffee
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Castor Oil
  • ½ teaspoons natural Vanilla Extract
  1. Place the coffee and sugar in a medium size bowl.
  2. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  3. Add the oils and stir with a fork or the back of a spoon until well mixed and moistened.
  4. Store in an air-tight container and use as desired for soft skin. Especially good on legs for helping with cellulite.
  5. Enjoy!

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Reader Comments

  1. jennifer peacock says

    Oh, this looks amazing! Vanilla is one of my favorite scents. Do you think the coffee and oils will stain my bath? Is it safe for the drains in an old house? I can’t wait to try this!

    • says

      Jennifer, coffee grounds would be safe for your house. We live in an over 100 year old house and an old-fashioned remedy for cleaning sinks and pipes is to pour down your old coffee grains right into the sink/drains! We do that every once in a while. :)

  2. Chelsea McCallum says

    This sounds awesome! I’m sure it smells heavenly, and I have some white sugar I need to use up (without ingesting it!) Could you use grounds that have already been brewed once they cool? I don’t drink coffee anymore but my husband still does, just thought it would be a nice way to reuse.

    • Dina Akhtyamova says

      I don’t drink coffee but I do use leftovers from cooked coffee and I find it’s better than fresh ground coffee. It’s easier to clean in a shower from skin and the texture is soft too ;) dry coffee leftovers are great solution in household too as cleaning and darkening the woods or leather. I use it to clean my stove burners)))

  3. says

    I’m going to visit an Army wife friend this coming weekend, and I wanted to give her a couple homemade gifts as a thank-you….I think I might try this! :)

    One of my favorite homemade body products is a body spray, instead of synthetic perfume. I used water, vodka, and Peppermint and Citrus Bliss essential oils. So lovely and delicious-smelling! :)

  4. Michaela says

    I can’t wait to make this tomorrow night! I haven’t bought Castor Oil before so I’m not sure where to get it in Australia – supermarket or pharmacy? Anyway, this will come in handy for my beach holiday this week :) Thanks so much for the recipe!

  5. Definitely Ashlee says

    DEFINITELY trying this! Question… would this work for bags under eyes? I have naturally had them since birth, and since becoming a mother, I get dark bags so dark on top of my natural bags just makes me look like a raging hot mess. I want to find something that can reduce them or take them away completely but I want to make sure it’s all natural. Any suggestions or posts to refer me to?

  6. Michaela says

    I just made this and it is so yummy :) one of the best body scrubs I’ve used out of home made recipes and store bought!

  7. Brandi says

    I have been using coffee for a long time. I drink a whole bunch of it also. My husband even got me a single cup machine and the special baskets to put your own coffee in. He gets mad because I empty the grounds into and old butter tub, labled “not butter” and he still pulls it out. I make a homemade Kona coffee peppermint all over soap bar, for my brother-in-law. It works well because it has the coffee that wakes him up in the shower every morning and since he shaves his head he doesn’t have to worry about having several types of soaps in the shower. My sister and niece have enough “fu-fu” stuff in there already.

  8. S. says

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing! Do you think I can replace sugar with sea salt, to improve circulation even more? Thanks :)

  9. Christy McKenna says

    Hi there! For any of your DIY skin care recipes that include a carrier oil … would it be possible and/or advisable to infuse the oil with Vitamin C crystals first? I keep hearing that it’s supposed to be a great topical ingredient in skin care (in addition to internal supplements).

  10. says

    This recipe is already therapeutic for me just imagining how it will smell and feel in my next bath! I don’t have castor oil coming in until next week so I am going to try a batch substituting a different oil because I simply refuse to wait to try this! I might try a drop or two of peppermint oil in it as well since I mainly love sugar scrubs for my feet! Thank you, as always I LOVE your DIY ideas and recipes!!

  11. Grace says

    Thanks so much for this recipe wellness mama :-) been using your website as a reference guide for many new homemade things! Thank you for all your knowledge and research you put into your recipes! So appreciate that. I did have one question about the vanilla extract. I wanted to find out which one you buy and would recommend? Do you get the one from

  12. Tanya M. says

    Hi Katie, your sight is probably my most favorite sight on the web :) Do you have an all over body wash that you use? Looked around on the sight, can’t see where there’s one posted. Thanks.

  13. Stefanie says

    Katie, I love this recipe (as well as everything else!) I do have a question about this though. Being a coffee snob I know that oils from coffee do go rancid quite quickly. Have you noticed any issues with this or do the other oils help preserve? I cannot wait to try this out. Your DIYs are saving my life! <3

  14. Ciara says

    Would is be okay to mix honey into this recipe or will that make it expire quicker? How long would you say that this scrub is good for?

  15. Chantal says

    I’m in love with all your DIY beauty products! I was just wondering if i using instant coffee if it would “stain” my skin.

  16. KAREE says

    Hello! I’m wanting to make this for a friend of mine, I was just wondering how long this scrub will last before it expires/goes off? Thanks! :-)

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