How to Make a Sustainable Mocha & Vanilla Body Scrub Using Bulk Ingredients

In the world of beauty and self-care, sustainability is more than just a buzzword—it’s a necessary shift in how we approach our daily routines. This was the theme of our recent Body Scrub Workshop, where we introduced a delightful Mocha & Vanilla Body Scrub recipe. This recipe not only promises a luxurious skincare experience but also stands as a testament to reducing beauty packaging waste by utilizing ingredients from Wasteless Pantry, a bulk food store.

Why Choose Bulk Ingredients for Beauty?

Opting for bulk ingredients from stores like Wasteless Pantry serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it significantly reduces packaging waste, contributing to a more sustainable environment. Secondly, it allows you to get just the right amount of each ingredient, ensuring freshness and reducing waste.

Sustainable Mocha & Vanilla Body Scrub Recipe

This recipe is a fantastic way to repurpose your coffee grounds after enjoying your morning brew. Coffee grounds are known for their excellent exfoliating properties and can help rejuvenate the skin by removing dead skin cells. Here’s how you can make this eco-friendly body scrub:


  • 3 Tbsp used coffee grounds, drained and cooled
  • 5 Tbsp raw sugar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp cacao powder


  1. Combine the Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, mix the coffee grounds, raw sugar, coconut sugar, fine salt, vanilla powder, and cacao powder. These ingredients not only exfoliate but also bring their unique benefits. For example, the caffeine in coffee grounds can tighten the skin, while cacao powder is rich in antioxidants.
  2. Add the Coconut Oil: Melt the coconut oil and mix it into the dry ingredients. Coconut oil is excellent for moisturizing and has anti-inflammatory properties, making it perfect for sensitive skin.
  3. Mix Thoroughly: Ensure all the ingredients are well combined. The mixture should have a gritty texture, perfect for exfoliation.
  4. Store Properly: Transfer your body scrub to an airtight container. You can reuse an old beauty product jar, further contributing to the zero-waste initiative.

Using Your Mocha & Vanilla Body Scrub

To use, gently rub a small amount of the scrub on your skin in a circular motion, then rinse. It’s suitable for use once or twice a week, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, smooth, and rejuvenated.


This Mocha & Vanilla Body Scrub is more than just a skincare product; it’s a statement in support of sustainable beauty practices. By choosing ingredients from Wasteless Pantry, you’re not just caring for your skin—you’re also taking a step towards a more sustainable and waste-free world.

Remember, sustainable beauty is about making small changes that add up to a significant impact. Try this recipe and feel good not only about how your skin feels but also about the choices you’re making for our planet.