Homemade Coffee Sugar Scrub

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Star Market. All opinions are 100% my own.

Two hands holding a glass mason jar of coffee sugar scrub

This homemade face and body scrub is easy to make and a great way to smooth and soften your skin! Gather your base ingredients: ground coffee, brown or white sugar, coarse salt (for the body scrub) and coconut oil. You can add in a little vanilla extract or other scented oils or spices listed below as desired.

To make this face and body scrub, I use Italian Roast Ground Coffee and Pure Cane Granulated Sugar from the Signature SELECT™ line and OOrganics® Organic Coconut Oil, which are available exclusively in Boston at Star Market stores. If you live outside of the area, you can also find these products exclusively at any of the Albertsons Companies family of stores across the country, including ACME Markets, Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, United Supermarkets and Carrs. Visit starmarket.com/exclusivebrands to shop online or find a store near you.

Both scrubs yield about a 3/4 cup each, which lasts for a couple of weeks in a sealed mason jar. I use them once or twice a week.

A top-down shot of coffee sugar scrub ingredients

Once you’ve made and stored away this scrub to use later, settle down and enjoy a cup of coffee! Both can be a great form of self-care. The Signature SELECT™ Italian Roast is smoky+rich, and the Pumpkin Spice coffee from their Seasons line is spicy+sweet.

Over these past several months, I’ve been trying to practice more self-care by also:

  • Walking outside or taking a yoga class online regularly, and listening to my body and adjusting when I feel pain or discomfort.
  • Journaling when I need to dump out things that feel heavy or confusing.
  • Blocking off time on Sunday evenings to look at my week ahead and plan it out so it feels productive and balanced.
  • Saying “no” clearly, firmly and fairly when I need to.
  • Setting aside time to do things that reinforce feeling present and grounded in the moment, and not attached to achieving a specific outcome for someone else, like: knitting, taking care of my plants (I may have bought way too many over the past several months) and drinking some coffee while listening to a podcast.

a top-down shot of a knitted blanket and coffee

Practicing self-care in these ways has made my life feel more balanced, allowing more calm in moments of stress and the strength to work towards dropping resistance to things I can’t control. It’s a work in progress, but worth the effort.

How do you practice self-care? I’d love to know in the comments!

two hands holding a cup of coffee


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Two hands holding a glass mason jar of coffee sugar scrub

Homemade Coffee Sugar Scrub

  • Author:
    erin wysocarski

  • Prep Time:
    5 minutes

  • Total Time:
    5 minutes

  • Yield:
    3/4 cup 1x


A smoky+sweet scrub for the face and body. Exfoliates and softens.

to make a face scrub*

  • 1/2 cup Signature SELECT™ Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Signature SELECT™ Italian Roast Coffee
  • 1/4 cup melted OOrganics® Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

to make a body scrub*

  • 1/2 cup Signature SELECT™ Italian Roast Coffee
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TB coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup melted OOrganics® Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. To make either scrub, combine the dry ingredients together, then add in the coconut oil, stir, then add the vanilla extract. The scrub will be crumbly and resemble wet sand.
  2. Store in a sealed glass container on your bathroom countertop.

* If you’d like, you can add in a few drops or pinches of the following for an added scent or moisturizer:

  • cinnamon
  • cardamom
  • ground cloves
  • cocoa powder
  • orange oil
  • sweet almond oil
  • vitamin E oil


  • Use caution in the tub or shower in case the coconut oil is slippery.
  • If you are concerned about the coffee going down your drain, use a strainer to catch any grounds.
  • Use once or twice a week to exfoliate and soften skin.

Sugar being added to a cup of coffee

Thank you to Star Market for sponsoring this post. I had the opportunity to work with a plant-based selection of OOrganics® and Signature SELECT™ products from my local Star Market in Boston—check out your local family of Albertsons stores to see what’s available in your area.

a steaming pot of coffee

Star Market also offers Grocery Delivery and Pick Up for convenient ways to shop!

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