Bergamot Coffee Body Scrub

Words by Tessa McDonald

Photography by Lauren Leggatt

Coffee is a serious part of life. It wakes and warms us up, and it’s an excuse to get together with friends or to seek alone time to get things done.

Creating a coffee body scrub is one way to surround your mind, body, and soul with the good stuff. Equally as wonderful-smelling is Bergamot, a classy little essential oil that likes to relieve you of stress and soften your skin. That makes this scrub one part energy, one part calming…uh huh, honey.


      1/2 cup coffee grounds

      1/2 cup coconut oil

      7 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

      1/4 cup brown sugar

      How to use it

      1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
      2. Apply the scrub to your hands, feet, elbows, or other parts of your body that need a little extra love. Rub in a circular motion for five to 10 seconds.
      3. Rinse off.
      4. Keep an air-tight jar of it near the sink or in your shower for when your skin needs some relief or your cup of coffee wasn’t enough.