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Mochaccino Body Scrub Recipe

This is one of my favorite body scrubs hands down. The mixture of coffee butter and cocoa butter give it a chocolatey coffee scent, naturally.

The delicious scent isn't the only thing to love about this scrub. It leaves your skin super soft and smooth. Both cocoa butter and coffee butter are highly emollient and are excellent moisturizers.

This scrub is so easy to make, but it looks and feels like a premium product.

Here's what you'll need:

1 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons ground coffee beans

1/4 cup cocoa butter, chopped in pieces

2 tablespoons sweet almond oil

1/4 cup coffee butter*

*This is a specialty butter that you won't find locally, but you can get it online from Wholesale Supplies Plus and at From Nature with Love.

Now let's get mixing!

Step 1: Measure out the sugar and ground coffee beans into a bowl and stir until they're well mixed. Set this aside for now.

Step 2: Chop your cocoa butter into pieces about the size of a pea. Measure out 1/4 cup of these pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add in the sweet almond oil. Heat in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds at a time, until cocoa butter is melted.

If you're not big into microwaving, you can melt your cocoa butter in a small double boiler. Make your own double boiler by placing a heat-safe bowl inside a small saucepan of water and heating gently.

Either way, you don't want your oils to get scalding hot. Just warm enough for the cocoa butter to fully melt.

Step 3: Stir the coffee butter into the warmed cocoa butter. Coffee butter is super soft so it should melt easily into the cocoa butter, but if your oils begin to solidify you can gently heat them again to remelt.

Step 4: Pour your melted oils into the sugar mixture and stir really well. Pour your sugar scrub into a wide mouth jar or container (this recipe fits in a pint sized mason jar). Set aside to cool completely; don't put the lid on the container until your scrub has completely cooled down. This will take a few hours.

As it cools, the sugar scrub will thicken up. If, after cooling, the sugar scrub is too thick or stiff for your liking, add 2-4 tablespoons extra sweet almond oil to get the consistency you like.

To use, scoop a few tablespoons out and massage over your entire body. Rinse well. Be careful, though, since the butters can make the floor of your shower slippery!

This sugar scrub will last about 4 months as long as you're not getting water inside your jar. So, don't take the entire jar into the shower with you and don't dip damp hands into the scrub. Instead, measure out just enough for one use into a small shatter-proof bowl. Take that into the shower with you and leave the rest of the scrub in a nice, dry cabinet.

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