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Spa-At-Home: Body Scrub and Salt Glow Recipes


Use these easy at-home body scrub recipes to bring life back into tired skin and give you the youthful glow of nourished, healthy skin all year round!

Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee tightens and rejuvenates skin, while raw sugar exfoliates, and olive oil seals in moisturize.


  • 2 cups of coarse ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup Turbinado raw sugar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Take a warm bath or hot shower to open your pores and hydrate your skin. Rub the coffee mixture into your skin in large circles with even, firm pressure. Shower to rinse, pat dry, and follow with unscented body lotion or light vegetable oil.

Almond-Oatmeal Scrub

Almond meal and oatmeal slough off dead skin cells, as sage tones. Whole-milk yogurt reinforces with the oil naturally released from the almonds during scrubbing to replenish the skin's natural moisture.


  • 2/3 cup coarse ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup dry fine oatmeal
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • plain full-fat yogurt as needed


Add almonds, oatmeal, and sage to food processor or blender and grind on pulse until they reach the consistency of course meal. Keep covered and cool in an airtight container until ready for use. Upon each use, take medium-sized handful (around 1/4 cup) of the mixture and combine with enough yogurt to form a thick paste. Rub gently over skin with a washcloth or loofah sponge and rinse with cool water. Follow with gentle moisturizer.

Salt Glows

Lemon Salt Glow

Sea salts bring a healthy glow to dull, dry skin,.which may then benefit as much from the antioxidant properties of lemon as the rich nutrition of almond oil.


  • ½ cup sea salt
  • ½ cup sweet almond oil
  • ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest


Combine all ingredients, taking extra care not to let any water touch the ingredients, as it will dissolve the salts. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Before showering, swirl ingredients together with fingertips to reintegrate, then apply to body in firm scrubbing motion with hand or soft washcloth. Step into the shower and let power of the water stream rinse off the mixture. (Particularly effective as an exfoliant and moisturizer for a smooth, nick-free shave.)

Tropical Sugar Scrub

Sugar granules gently remove dead skin cells, which are in turn nourished by the combined power of coconut, mango, and orange.


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mango puree
  • 1 cup coconut oil


Mix sugar into coconut oil until evenly distributed before stirring in lemon juice and mango puree. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to use, scoop out a generous amount of sugar scrub and rub with open palms into skin. Rinse well.

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noni on April 27, 2014:

Coffee which we hv at coffee shop...nescafe r u sure

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on March 05, 2012:

It depends how careful you are not to get water in them!

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Sierra Martinez on March 05, 2012:

How long would these last if you made them in advance?! They sound wonderful!

jean on November 30, 2011:

If i used coffee scrub is it compatible of all skin type?is it needed in cold place?

CAitlin on November 29, 2011:

WOuls this be good fora spa party?

samia on November 24, 2011:

i juss luv to pampering my body so when ever i get time i go for home body spa.

SAMINA on October 19, 2011:


2keez beauty palace on September 24, 2011:

it's a great recipe

Ashley on September 15, 2011:

Do u have anything to get rid of stretch marks?

john on September 13, 2011:

Seems great article

leila on January 13, 2011:

I tried and loved all of them! They really did d work as promised. Thanks. And check out my beauty site everyine by clicking my name above ^^^

stephanie on November 11, 2010:

on the tropical scrub recipe, in the directions it says lemon juice, but in the ingredients it says orange juice... which one is it??

sarah on July 08, 2010:

i have dirty blonde hair-would the high lights be okay on my hair-what if it goes wrong can you do something to get it out

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on June 07, 2010:

I am lovin the sugar scrib yummy. Thank You for a fantastic hub. Blessings Galore.

tash on April 02, 2010:

thxs for these gorguz recipes ill try the tropical sugar scrub soon!!!!!

gogreen on September 13, 2009:

Thanks, I really hope this works!!!

tasiaboo2 on June 15, 2009:

look im a party 4 my gurls nd this stuff really works i tried it on me man its comfy u all should tried

suziw from Stockholm on May 14, 2009:

Good article Maddie - especially the tropical sugar scrub recipe. I have been testing some Hawaiian sugar scrub products lately and find them very invigorating. I will be trying this home grown recipe too.

Kacey on April 24, 2009:


Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on January 16, 2008:


Caffeine is very beneficial to the tightening and smoothing of skin, and is a common ingredient in many cellulite products. You can get the same effects with a simple coffee scrub at home, for pennies on the dollar compared to what you'd pay to keep yourself in cellulite creams.



Fancyme9359 on January 16, 2008:

Does the coffee scrub really help with cellulite?

n/a on December 09, 2007:

YAY Maddie!

Stacie Naczelnik from Seattle on December 08, 2007:

Thanks for the recipes. I love body scrubs and these sound great.

Cheva on November 20, 2007:

Nice. Will try

Marye Audet on September 01, 2007:

mmm..the coffee one sounds great!

Barry Rutherford from Queensland Australia on August 30, 2007:

just what i need ! Seriously...

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