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

Updated on March 8, 2011

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.

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 3 years ago

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

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      Maddie Ruud 6 years ago from Oakland, CA

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

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      Sierra Martinez 6 years ago

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

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      jean 6 years ago

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

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      CAitlin 6 years ago

      WOuls this be good fora spa party?

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      samia 6 years ago

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

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      SAMINA 6 years ago


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      2keez beauty palace 6 years ago

      it's a great recipe

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      Ashley 6 years ago

      Do u have anything to get rid of stretch marks?

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      john 6 years ago

      Seems great article

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      leila 7 years ago

      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 ^^^

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      stephanie 7 years ago

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

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      sarah 7 years ago

      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

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

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

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      tash 8 years ago

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

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      gogreen 8 years ago

      Thanks, I really hope this works!!!

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      tasiaboo2 8 years ago

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

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      suziw 8 years ago from Stockholm

      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.

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      Maddie Ruud 10 years ago from Oakland, CA


      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.



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      Fancyme9359 10 years ago

      Does the coffee scrub really help with cellulite?

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      n/a 10 years ago

      YAY Maddie!

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

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

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      Cheva 10 years ago

      Nice. Will try

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      Marye Audet 10 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      mmm..the coffee one sounds great!

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      Barry Rutherford 10 years ago from Queensland Australia

      just what i need ! Seriously...