DIY peeling with sugar and cinnamon

DIY Peeling aus Zimt und Zucker

A DIY scrub for the skin with cinnamon and sugar? The first thought for most is probably a delicious crepes. But this combination can do much more than just taste good! You’ll immediately notice how smooth and supple your skin becomes, and experience a whole new freshness to your complexion! Best of all, not only is it inexpensive, but the ingredients are right in your kitchen cabinet! So you don’t have to do much!


  • You want to do something good for your skin
  • You have problems with dry and blemished skin or suffer from acne
  • You have perhaps discovered the first wrinkles and would like to have supple skin and a fresh complexion again
  • You do not want to use artificial additives
  • Your time is limited
  • It should be simple and inexpensive

Raw materials

DIY Peeling aus Zucker
Grinding particles
70 gr sugar
50 gr cinnamon
30 gr coffee powder


Sugar is used to clean the upper layer of the skin. You can easily remove dead skin flakes through circular movements. You can also fight small pimples and blackheads with it. The skin is gently and deeply cleaned. The sugar has a disinfecting effect and increases blood circulation. The glycolic acid contained in the sugar even has a preventive effect against dry skin.

You can use both white and brown sugar. Another alternative is raw sugar. This is not so fine and therefore well suited for horny skin. It should therefore not be used for facial application.


Cinnamon is not only a delicious and versatile spice. Cinnamon contains an above-average amount of antioxidants. It is among the top 7 among foods. This is not the only reason why cinnamon is recommended for skin blemishes. It ensures that the skin pores close and your skin looks smooth and even. In addition, it also protects in the longer term, as it has a preventive effect in terms of the spread of bacteria. So cinnamon is the perfect ingredient for your DIY scrub.

However, you should be careful if your skin is very sensitive. Keep the dosage a little lower.


Coffee not only acts as a wake-up call every morning in the form of a hot drink. It also gives your skin a freshness boost. The antioxidants it contains even make your DIY scrub an anti-aging product, as coffee also stimulates blood circulation and makes your skin look younger. It tightens the skin, which can also be helpful in reducing cellulite.

Another reason to use coffee in your DIY scrub: if you regularly wake up with dark circles under your eyes, coffee is your miracle cure. Just increase the amount of coffee in your scrub and the caffeine it contains will draw out the liquid from the puffiness. So bye bye dark circles!

Last but not least, coffee also has an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect, which is why it can also give blemished skin a new glow.

Vegetable oil
30 ml jojoba oil

Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil originates from North America and is actually a liquid wax and not an oil. Nevertheless, it is full of valuable ingredients, especially vitamins. Vitamins A and E are especially important for your skin. Vitamin A has a protective effect on your skin. In plain language, it makes it very difficult for bacteria to penetrate your skin. Vitamin E, on the other hand, is more of an anti-aging vitamin and helps to get the problem of small wrinkles under control. The main reason for a nourishing oil in your DIY scrub is of course to moisturize the skin. Since jojoba oil is considered non-greasy and also has a preventive effect against dry skin, it is ideally qualified as an ingredient for your scrub.

Here you can find other vegetable oils that can be used alternatively.

10 drops essential orange oil

Essential orange oil

Orange essential oil stimulates collagen formation and also promotes the natural regenerative ability of the skin. It has a firming effect as well astringent effects and clarifies oily skin and makes tired skin look refreshed. The oil preserves the natural radiance of the skin as it has calming and regenerating effects.

Here you can find more essential oils that can be used alternatively.

Application and shelf life

DIY Zucker Peeling mit Zimt und Kaffee
  • The peeling ensures supple skin and is therefore especially helpful for dry and impure skin.
  • It is suitable for the whole body.
  • Since cinnamon has a mild antispasmodic effect, you can also use the scrub for tension release.
  • If you suffer from morning dark circles, a higher coffee content in your scrub will help.
  • Use coarser sugar on callused skin.
  • Simply massage the scrub into your skin in a circular motion, leave it on for a short time, and then rinse it off thoroughly.

The scrub does not contain fresh ingredients and therefore has a shelf life of up to about six months.


Ingredients for 150 ml*
  • 70 gr sugar
  • 50 gr cinnamon
  • 30 gr coffeen powder
  • 30 ml jojoba oil
  • 20 drops essential oil (e.g. orange oil)
  • Bowl for mixing the ingredients
  • Jar or glass for the scrub
  1. Mix sugar, cinnamon, coffee powder and the vegetable oil in a bowl until everything is moistened.
  2. Now add the essential oil and mix everything well again.
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