How to Make a DIY Coffee Scrub

Is coffee good for your skin? Absolutely. Learn how to make an invigorating DIY coffee scrub from simple pantry ingredients.

If you’re a coffee lover, the idea of using precious coffee beans in a body scrub might shock you, but give this DIY product a shot—you’ll be glad you did! (And when you’re finished you can treat yourself to one of these copycat coffee shop drinks.)

Coffee Benefits for Skin

The sand-like texture of coffee grounds makes a great exfoliant in homemade scrubs. The grounds work to gently remove dead skin cells, which helps to rejuvenate and boost circulation. (Hello, youthful, glowing, silky-smooth skin!) Exfoliants can also plump and tighten, helping to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.

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DIY Coffee Scrub for Face & Body

A jar of DIY coffee body scrub with scoop and coffee beansTaste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh ground coffee (Fresh are best, but dry used grounds will work, too)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Tip: Choose fine grounds, as the coarse kind can be too harsh for sensitive or delicate skin.

Instructions

  1. Mix together 1/2 cup fresh ground coffee and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  2. Add 1/2 cup coconut oil into the coffee mixture and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. Gently rub the mixture over your body—avoid areas around the eyes. Leave it on for several minutes. Rinse thoroughly. (Be careful if using the scrub in the shower, as the oil can make the floor a bit slippery.)

Editor’s Pick

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No time to DIY? This coconut and coffee body scrub from St. Ives ($10) uses similar ingredients which makes it a great alternative if you can’t spare a few minutes (or coffee beans!).

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Originally Published in Taste of Home

Dana Meredith
Dana is an editor and writer who dishes up tasty stories that celebrate the joy of cooking. Meeting Julia Child and living in Paris reinforced her passion for delicious food—butter and wine included.
Camryn Rabideau
Camryn Rabideau is freelance writer specializing in fashion, beauty, home, smart technology and general lifestyle content. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Rhode Island and jumps at any opportunity to combine her love for fashion and writing. Despite pressure from her peers, she remains on team #NoOxfordComma.