DIY Mocha Body Scrub

BY Jen

DIY Mocha Body Scrub

I have been loving the weather lately, but my skin…not so much. It has been very dry, which makes it itchy and doesn’t look great either. My weapons to help fight the dry flaky skin? Moisturizing and exfoliating. You can tackle both with this super easy, super awesome DIY mocha body scrub. It has just four simple ingredients and takes only a few minutes to make. And bonus–it smells amazing! Good enough to eat (which I wouldn’t know from experience of course…ok I might have tried some)

DIY Mocha Body Scrub | A Sip of Bliss

Unless you have been living under a rock or are new to the internet, you probably have heard people talking about the benefits of coconut oil. It moisturizes and nourishes your dry, thirsty skin. The sugar exfoliates to get rid of dead skin cells and allows the oil to penetrate and do its job. You could stop after those two ingredients and have a great scrub, but I added coffee and cocoa to give it even more skin beautifying qualities.

The caffeine in the coffee helps firm the skin and reduce swelling. I’m sure you have heard of cocoa butter being used in beauty products, but cocoa powder also has its benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti aging properties.

DIY Mocha Body Scrub | A Sip of Bliss

Supplies
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c finely ground coffee
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
Directions
  • Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container.

DIY Mocha Body Scrub | A Sip of Bliss

DIY Mocha Body Scrub | A Sip of Bliss

Give your skin a pick me up with this mocha scrub!

36 Comments on DIY Mocha Body Scrub

    • Jen
      2/19/16 at 8:07 am

      You really should Sammy. Your skin will love you for it!

      Reply
  1. Cherish
    2/19/16 at 1:11 pm

    You know what. . . I have *all* of these ingredients. I think it’s DIY night, tonight ;) Thanks for the easy scrub! I’ve never made one before!

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    • Jen
      2/19/16 at 1:26 pm

      Great! Let me know how you like it!

      Reply
  2. Michele
    2/21/16 at 9:16 pm

    I made this tonite and used it in my shower! I loved it!!!

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    • Jen
      2/21/16 at 10:25 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it Michele!

      Reply
  3. Kate
    2/22/16 at 5:41 pm

    Great Idea – love the site.

    Reply
    • Jen
      2/23/16 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Kate! I hope you try it.

      Reply
    • Jen
      2/24/16 at 12:26 pm

      Totally agree Loren! :)

      Reply
    • Jen
      2/28/16 at 5:57 pm

      I hope you get a chance to try it Laura!

      Reply
  4. Gene Shoemaker
    2/28/16 at 5:51 pm

    I bet this smells awesome. The mrs. wants to try this one for sure. Thanks for posting.

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    • Jen
      2/28/16 at 5:59 pm

      It smells sooo good! :)

      Reply
    • Jen
      2/28/16 at 8:19 pm

      You are too sweet Angelle! Thank you :)

      Reply
  5. LaNeshe
    2/28/16 at 7:55 pm

    This looks good enough to eat lol. I have body scrubs that I really need to make a habit of using more often.

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    • Jen
      2/28/16 at 8:20 pm

      I go through phases where I forget about body scrubs but they make my skin look and feel so much better when I use them!

      Reply
  6. Candy
    2/28/16 at 8:32 pm

    Love it when I don’t have to go buy anything to make this. Pampering me.

    Reply
    • Jen
      2/28/16 at 8:53 pm

      I always have all of these ingredients in my house, it makes it so easy!

      Reply
  7. Sally
    2/29/16 at 4:26 am

    I have all of these ingredients in my cupboard!! I think I may have to go and make this…I bet it smells AMAZING!

    Reply
    • Jen
      2/29/16 at 10:40 am

      Yay! I hope you try it!

      Reply
  8. Katrin
    2/29/16 at 6:47 am

    I love diy scrubs like yours!
    For Christmas I did a coffee infused oil and I have to admit that I love to put coffee in basically every beauty diy haha :)

    I start my #4timesspring challenge tomorrow! It’s a little sport/ workout challenge which celebrates the start of Spring :) Maybe this is something for you too :) x

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    • Jen
      2/29/16 at 10:41 am

      Yes! All the coffee! haha

      Reply
  9. Dannie
    2/29/16 at 12:24 pm

    Coffee and cocoa scrubs are hands down my favorite of all them. I love the smell of the two of them together and the coffee is so invigorating. The caffeine really wakes your skin up and helps let more nutrients in. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    xoxo,
    Dannie
    http://www.stilefotocibo.com

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    • Jen
      2/29/16 at 12:33 pm

      So true Dannie! I would love them for the smell alone, but the skin benefits are amazing!

      Reply
  10. Dom
    2/29/16 at 12:38 pm

    Wow, wow, wow!!!! What a great post! Thank you for sharing! Soooo trying this!

    Reply
    • Jen
      2/29/16 at 12:58 pm

      You are so sweet Dom! Let me know how you like it :)

      Reply
    • Jen
      3/1/16 at 9:00 pm

      They make great gifts! :)

      Reply
  11. Ashley Witcher
    5/11/16 at 5:46 am

    This is such an awesome scrub! Tried doing it at home and it definitely Smells soooo good. :)
    http://youscrub.com

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    • Jen
      5/11/16 at 9:53 am

      I’m glad you liked it Ashley :)

      Reply
  12. Emily
    9/6/16 at 2:51 pm

    Sounds Great! How much does this recipe make? How long does it stay good for if its in a sealed jar? I’m thinking DIY Christmas presents :) Thank You!

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    • Jen
      9/6/16 at 3:12 pm

      It would make great Christmas presents! It makes about 1 1/2 cups. All of the ingredients are shelf stable so it can last for months (or even longer) but it will probably get used up before then ;)

      Reply
    • Jen
      10/31/16 at 9:46 am

      Thanks Bridget! I hope you give it a try :)

      Reply

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