April 23, 2013

{diy} coffee scrub

diy coffee scrub

The dictionary defines coffee as ‘a hot drink made from the roasted and ground beanlike seeds of a tropical shrub’, but in all reality it should be ‘a hug in a cup’. Only after my first sip of coffee in the morning can I truly function and focus on work.

Caffeine is a natural antioxidant and ground coffee works as an exfoliator to reduce the appearance of cellulite, activate circulation, remove dead skin cells and hydrate the skin, so rather than throwing out the left-over grounds I decided to treat my skin to a coffee body scrub. The up-side to making your own beauty products is that it’s cheap-and-cheerful and you know exactly what you’re applying on your skin.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup left-over coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil*
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • airtight container to store it in

Mix well and scrub in circular motions on wet skin in the shower or bathtub. Rinse and pat dry. Enjoy!

*You can replace olive oil with any other quality oil like coconut, almond, jojoba or avocado.


  • Rubina

    Can’t wait to try out the recipe! I love making homemade beauty remedies! Thanks 🙂

    • Let me know what you think if you try it out!

  • Maria @ Orchard Bloom

    I make a similar one and love it. It just leaves my shower a bit messy.

    • it’s my new favourite go-to scrub! how did you switch up your recipe? I think next time I might try orange essential oil or vanilla instead of the cinnamon.

      • Maria @ Orchard Bloom

        I just do coffee grinds, oil oil and sugar. No oils or anything. I really love the smell of coffee so I don’t like to mask it. Plus I find it perks me up!

  • Margaret Ann

    Did not realize coffee has these benefits. What a great, healthy body scrub recipe, thanks!