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. Stefanie Avatar

    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

  2. Tanya M. Avatar

    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.

  3. Grace Avatar

    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

      1. Susanne Avatar

        Do you use soap before or after the scrub? Or only the scrub?

  4. jana Avatar

    Hi love your site!!!!!this sounds awesome….can I use vanilla essential oil, and if so, how many drops?i

  5. Jess Avatar

    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!!

  6. Christy McKenna Avatar
    Christy McKenna

    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).

  7. Stefania Avatar

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

          1. Wellness Mama Avatar

            Because since it is technically a saline solution and not an oil, it would introduce liquid into the mix and shorten the shelf life…

  8. Brandi Avatar

    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.

  9. Michaela Avatar

    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!

    1. Ayn Avatar

      I was wondering this, as well. I read this on another post: “Just don’t use used coffee grounds in a sugar scrub, as the moisture will cause it to go bad”

      1. indigo Avatar

        i’m doing it now with used coffee grounds which i’ve let air dry all day so fingers crossed it works ok 🙂

  10. Ashlee Avatar

    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?

  11. Michaela Avatar

    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!

    1. elise Avatar


      How long does Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub last if i want to make more?

      Can it last 3 months or the sugar will desolve asap?

  12. Malori Fuchs Avatar
    Malori Fuchs

    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! 🙂

      1. patti Avatar

        i use straight jasmine essential oil in an atomizer for perfume. Always get comments on how good I smell.

      2. Autumn Avatar

        It would probably be 50% water/alcohol then however many drops to scent. Try it out! I’ve made homemade sprays before, its pretty easy and inexpensive if you already have the ingredients. I would make sure to use distilled water as the chemicals in tap water can alter the fragrance once synergized.

  13. Brittany Leigh Avatar
    Brittany Leigh

    I feel like I can smell the coffee through the screen. This is a must try!

  14. Chelsea McCallum Avatar
    Chelsea McCallum

    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.

    1. Dina Akhtyamova Avatar
      Dina Akhtyamova

      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)))

      1. Christie Perez Avatar
        Christie Perez

        Where do you get used coffee grounds from if you don’t drink it? I’m not a coffee drinker myself so was wondering if I need to buy regular ground coffee at the grocery store and use the fresh (un”cooked”) grounds or…?

  15. jennifer peacock Avatar
    jennifer peacock

    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!

    1. Jess Avatar

      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. 🙂

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