Coffee Body Scrub: Use Old Coffee Grounds To Revitalize Your Dry, Dull Skin

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Every morning, I like to roll out of bed, put on my slippers, and make my way to the kitchen.

While I’m still rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I grab a coffee filter and my favorite beans and start a pot of coffee.

I love everything about coffee — the taste, the smell, the caffeine — and I always find myself wanting more of it in my life.

The smell of coffee is so intoxicating that people everywhere love the scent.

Instead of going to buy coffee-scented soaps and candles, though, next time you want more coffee in your life, try this body scrub!

In addition to smelling like coffee, you’ll love the spa-like benefits of this oil-based body scrub.

Not only will it exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin, it will also make it feel smooth and moisturized.

Plus, it’s extremely simple to make — you probably won’t even have to go to the store!

What Are The Benefits Of Coffee Scrubs?

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Coffee has many benefits when it comes to skincare. Using coffee in scrubs can lead to many positive skin outcomes.

With this scrub, you’ll find that your skin feels exfoliated, softer, tighter, and brighter.

You may also find that this coffee scrub can reduce cellulite and reduce redness and swelling.

How To Make Your Own DIY Scrub

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In order to make your own coffee body scrub, you’ll only need a few ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Step 1: Choose Your Coffee

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The first step to making your own body scrub is to choose the type of coffee you want to use.

It’s totally up to you if you want to use a light or dark roast. You can even use a flavored coffee to get the scent you prefer.

Step 2: Pour Coffee Grounds Into Bowl

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Once you have the coffee of your choice, pour the grounds into a bowl.

If you grind your beans at home, go ahead and grind them just before adding them to the bowl.

Step 3: Add Sugar And Salt To Bowl

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Next, combine the other two dry ingredients.

Using raw sugar and sea salt over table sugar and salt is important because they come in larger crystals, which makes them better for exfoliation.

If your skin is sensitive, though, you can opt for the smaller crystals.

Step 4: Stir Dry Ingredients

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Mix the ground coffee, sea salt, and raw sugar together. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.

This will smell incredible, just like a delicious latte.

Step 5: Add Oils To Bowl

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Once all the dry ingredients are combined, add the two oils to the bowl.

Coconut oil and olive oil are some of the best oil options because of all their benefits.

Olive oil is a wonderful moisturizer, and coconut oil helps heal infections, kill viruses, and provides anti-fungal properties.


Step 6: Stir Everything Together

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Next, mix the oils into the dry ingredients.

If your coconut oil isn’t completely liquified, you can heat it for a few seconds until it stirs together more easily.

Step 7: Lightly Scrub Your Skin

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After everything is combined, you can go ahead and use the scrub!

Rub it gently into your skin — on any part of your body — but make sure not to scrub so hard that it hurts.

Because the scrub is made with coffee grounds, it will be very dark on your skin (and in your tub), so make sure to rinse off well.

You also need to make sure to wash the scrub off with hot water in order to not clog the drain.

Step 8: Reap The Benefits!

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Once you’ve rinsed off and dried your skin, you should notice how smooth and moisturized your skin is.

If you love the smell of coffee, you’ll definitely love this incredible scrub.

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