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The sweet aroma of coffee, the crisp sensation of mint, and a steamy spa day.
Sounds like a dream come true, right?
It is and it doesn’t even have to take a ton of effort. Whether you’re honoring the hardworking & tireless mom you know with a special homemade gift or are trying to escape the madness in your own life, this simple DIY mocha mint body scrub is to die for.
DIY Mint Coffee Sugar Scrub
Body scrubs aren’t difficult at all, in fact, they are such an easy way DIY gift to celebrate those extraordinary moms in our lives that we love so dearly and that deserve time to refresh and wind down.
As a mom myself, I know that I get burnt out and worn thin. So there is nothing better than creating an at-home spa day gift basket including coffee, a homemade scrub, and of course childcare so they actually get to enjoy it.
And there is nothing wrong with gifting it to yourself. Because, yes, you are extraordinary too, mom! And it’s just one more way to care for yourself so you can in turn pour whole-heartedly into the family you adore.
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Mocha Mint Coffee Scrub Ingredients
1 cup epsom salt (or white or brown sugar)
1/2 cup ground coffee
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 Tbsp vanilla or peppermint extract
(Optional) A drop or two of your favorite mint essential oil.
Just in time for the holidays, New England Coffee is offering some unique flavors that would be great to give for our loved ones to enjoy and/or include as a unique spin on making a refreshing holiday-inspired body scrub. In this recipe, we used Mocha Mint, but they also have Eggnog and Gingerbread Cookie in the New England coffee shop!
Easy homemade coffee scrub instructions
In a bowl mix all the ingredients and then store in an airtight container. If making it as a gift for an extraordinary loved one, make sure you make an instruction label encouraging them to use a loofah or a bath mitten to help scrub approximately the size of a quarter on thighs, arms, or feet.
This scrub in particular was not made with sugar, but it would probably smell even better if you chose to!
For more than 100 years New England Coffee has been dedicated to making sure that their passion for coffee matches the needs of every mom. From those who prefer it old fashioned and black to the young mom posting her favorite seasonal varieties on Instagram or Facebook.
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!