Coffee Bean Blends & Solid Sugar Scrubs

Roasted Coffee is often blended with a wide variety of flavors.  Some of the combinations chosen by roasters can be surprising, but these complex layers of flavors and aromas create some of the most delicious cups of coffee I’ve ever tasted.  Inspired by the creativity of coffee roasters everywhere, I decided to experiment with my favorite Coffee Bean Ingredient, Coffee Bean Butter.  This smooth, creamy Butter has a gorgeous color, similar to that of Coffee Ice Cream, and a deliciously robust coffee aroma. I created several small batches of Solid Sugar Scrub in order to experiment with this unique ingredient.  By making very small batches of Scrub, I was able to create a variety of blends using carefully selected Fragrance Oils.  However, I’ve provided a master recipe so that you can make individual Scrubs of your own.

I experimented with the following Fragrance Oils while making my Mini Solid Sugar Scrubs:

I was impressed by the way that each of the Fragrances that I used blended so well with the natural aroma of Coffee Butter.  Surprisingly, my favorites of the bunch were Coconut Cream, Roasted Nuts, and Pear Quince.

Here are some more Fragrance Oils that I would love to experiment using Coffee Butter with:

Mini Solid Sugar Scrubs

These solid cups of Sugar Scrub melt upon skin contact, giving you the luxury of a sugar scrub in convenient, individual portions.  There are many techniques to create these kinds of scrubs, but I’m particularly fond of portioning them in cute Foil Cups. 

2 ounces Coffee Butter
2 teaspoons Jojoba Esters MP70
1/2 cup Turbinado Sugar
1 teaspoon Fragrance Oil
10 – 12 Foil Cups

Place your Foil Cups on a baking sheet or another flat surface and set them aside.  In a double boiler, gently melt the Jojoba Esters and Coffee Butter.  Once these ingredients are completely melted, remove the mixture from the heat.  Next, add the Turbinado Sugar and Fragrance Oil and mix well.   Carefully spoon about a tablespoon of mixture into each cup.  Continue to stir the pot of Scrub to make sure that your Foil Cups are filled with the right amount of Sugar and Butter.  Allow the Scrubs to cool and harden completely before moving them.

Usage and Packaging
These little Scrubs should be packaged to reduce exposure to air.  You can fit about six inside on of our Acetate Soap Boxes.  These also look very cute in candy boxes, or small bags.  To use, bring one of your Mini Solid Sugar Scrubs into the shower or bath and massage it gently onto your skin.  The Scrub should soften and melt in your hands, allowing you to buff and scrub all over your body.

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