Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub Recipe

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

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.


  • 1/4 cup finely ground dry coffee
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons castor oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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!

What is your favorite natural beauty product? Do you make it yourself? Share below!

This simple sugar scrub recipe uses coconut oil, organic sugar, castor oil, coffee and vanilla for a fragrant sugar scrub that leaves skin soft and silky.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


100 responses to “Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub Recipe”

  1. Karla Avatar

    Hi! I love this idea. Have an expiration date? I use to have my scrubs in the bathroom and sometimes i forget to use them.
    Thank you

    1. Nicole Avatar

      OMG I love this!!!!! I did add a *little* more vanilla (Tripled) than the recipe says though. Giving some of this sugar scrub to my friend for part of her birthday present!!! Thank you so much for this recipe!

  2. Emilia Avatar

    Hey! Can I use coffee grounds that have already been used to make coffee?

  3. Viktoria Avatar

    Can I add olive oil insted of coconut and castor oil? Will it have the same benefits?

  4. Anya Avatar

    Hi there, Farrah! I’m Anya. I think this idea would work but it may come out a bit rougher than the original recipe. If you try it let me know how it works? Good luck! 🙂

  5. Anya Avatar

    Hi there, Melissa M! I’m Anya. I think the grated vanilla will work just fine. If you try it let me know how it works out for you? Good luck! 🙂

    1. Lea Avatar

      Hi. I would love to try this recipe. But Before that if I may ask, can i use natural vanilla extract that contains sugar syrup & glucose syrup with low alcohol? Is it safe to use on my face?

      Thank you so much !

  6. Anya Avatar

    Hi there, Wendy! I’m Anya. If you aren’t loving anything in this recipe please feel free to check out Katie’s other sugar scrub recipes for more info. Hope this helps! Good luck. 🙂

  7. Anya Avatar

    Hi there, Karista! I’m Anya. I’ve made this sugar scrub once or twice and for me it can last anywhere between 1 – 3 months. It just depends on how you like it. Hope this helps!

  8. Anya Avatar

    Hi, Katie! I have a quick question… is there anything I can use as a substitute for the castor oil? I think we just ran out… Thanks in advance for your time. You’re truly amazing!

  9. Charisa Avatar

    I love this recipe. Been using it for a while. I actually substitute the sugar with Epsom salt after a run and it helps with muscle cramps as well. Thank you for posting this for us, Katie

  10. Anette Avatar

    I have read through the comments, but am still wondering how I dry used coffee grounds. Just lay them out on paper towels? Will they then be ok to use? Thanks.

    1. Vittoria Avatar

      You can put them on some parchment paper and set your oven on its lowest setting (This is also how you dehydrate things if you don’t have a dehydrator. Also how you can roast your own coffee beans), and let bake for 15-20 min or until dry. Then you get dried and sterilized coffee grounds.

  11. Emily Fraker Avatar
    Emily Fraker

    So I made a jar of this for a christmas present and it smelled like soy sauce. I had to add cinnamon oil, more coffee, and olive oil to change the scent. could it be from the vanilla extract?

  12. Morgana Avatar

    I really want to try this, but I don’t currently have any castor oil. Do you think it will still work if I replace the castor oil with more coconut oil? (I have quite a bit of that and would like to use it up.)

  13. Michaela Avatar

    How long can this scrub last? Also after a few days my coconut oil settled and hardened a little but like candle wax on the top? I want to give this as a gift but I’m afraid people won’t use it when it looks like that. Do I tell them they just need to stir it first or did I do something wrong?

  14. Cris Avatar

    Can you infuse the oil with coffee, strain it, then add sugar? This way you don’t have to worry about your drain.

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