DIY Coffee Body Scrub

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I’ve mentioned my love for the Fig + Yarrow Coffee & Cardamom Body Scrub in several videos and posts. It is a lovely, luxurious body scrub that is very hydrating and energizing. Caffeine is also supposed to help diminish the look of cellulite (not sure if it actually does, but that’s what “they” say).
Ingredients Needed: 
*Ground Coffee
*Brown Sugar
*Ground Cardamom
*Raw Shea Butter
*There are many ways to make this body scrub. I basically just eyeballed the amount of each ingredient until it was the consistency I wanted.
If you don’t want to use Shea Butter, you can replace it with olive oil/almond oil.
Once everything is mixed together it’s a very hydrating, yet exfoliating body scrub. It smells amazing & my entire kitchen smelled like coffee after I made it! Nice relaxing DIY project!
As you saw in the video, I melted some Cocoa Butter & mixed it in with the Shea Butter. After setting for a few hours, the Cocoa Butter hardened, which made the scrub difficult to use. I would recommend leaving that step out & using just the Shea Butter/Olive Oil depending on how you’re making it.


1 jar of my scrub costs around £5.50 to make.

1 jar of the Fig + Yarrow scrub costs £31.

If you’re not the DIY type, or you want to give the Fig + Yarrow scrub a go, you can find it at Cult Beauty. Read my full review of the Fig + Yarrow Coffee & Cardamom Body Scrub here. 

Do you think you’ll give this a go? If you do, I’d love you to tweet me a picture @essiebutton : )

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  • Hafsa Issa-Salwe

    I will definitely make this! I’m always DIY’ing so this should be exciting.

  • Katie Hastings

    This looks so nice. Will definitely make this!

  • Bea Nemes

    I’ve just made it .It’s really, really good. I used almond and macadamnut oil and shea butter. Unfortunately I haven’t got a camera, but it’s looks the same you’ve made it. Can you make more DIY video?

  • Hannah Wright

    I’m going to try making this for some handmade Christmas presents!

  • Sweet Pea Mom

    Amazing recipe! I’ve made it and totally loving it!
    Just one question though, u left my scrub on the shelf for a couple of weeks and it’s hardened and I had to scrape hard to get it off bit by bit (like scraping ice blocks) I suspect it might be too much of olive oil? It’s a mixture of ground coffee, brown sugar, olive oil and coconut oil.
    any idea?

    • Naomi

      That would be the coconut oil – coconut oil hardens when it goes back to room temperature!

  • Lola Talavera

    Yours look awesome! if you want to try one of the ones I make let me know.

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  • meitaljames

    Great tutorial and amazing pictures!:)

  • mindi tandi

    Good thing for skin cleansing is also castor oil!
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    Castor oil for skin

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