How To Make DIY Coffee Scrub At Home: 3 Easy Recipes

A cup of coffee in the morning wakes you up and boosts your energy for the day. You probably enjoy the aroma of it and the invigorating effect it gives you. But have you ever considered trying a DIY coffee scrub for your skin?

Is Coffee Good For Your Skin?

Coffee has the same energizing effect on your skin as it does for your body. In addition to the pleasant aroma that you can literally shower in, a coffee scrub helps to exfoliate your skin and makes it smooth. When made of all-natural ingredients, the scrub works well without being harsh on your skin.

Caffeic acid, which is an antioxidant found in coffee, increases the production of collagen and can reduce the signs of aging. Applied topically, coffee products reduce wrinkles and pigmented spots. 

Here are some of the main benefits of skincare products containing coffee:

  • Skin rejuvenation

  • Reduced inflammation

  • Acne treatment

  • Decreased appearance of dark spots

  • Soothing sunburnt skin

  • Cellulite reduction

3 Coffee Scrub Recipes For Your Skincare

So, how can you put the coffee that you have in your pantry to good use?

While you can utilize used coffee grounds for composting, it is recommended to use fresh coffee for your skincare. Fresh coffee grounds contain higher levels of antioxidants that your skin will benefit from.

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Here are three easy-to-make DIY coffee scrub recipes that you can prepare within minutes and incorporate into your bath routine today.

1. Coffee and sugar scrub

Due to its coarse texture, coffee is an effective exfoliant. It helps tighten the skin, while olive oil has a nourishing and moisturizing effect. A coffee and brown sugar body scrub is gentle for your skin and rich in antioxidants. It will help keep your skin healthy and enhance overall skin radiance. You can use this scrub for both your face and your body.


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee

2. Coffee and Himalayan salt scrub

Himalayan salt has many properties that are beneficial for your skin. It is rich in iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which improves skin complexion. Salt has a dermabrasion effect and stimulates blood circulation. Use this scrub for your body.


  • 1/2 cup Himalayan salt

  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons water

3. Coffee and rolled oats scrub

Rolled oats are naturally moisturizing and are gentle exfoliants that helps cleanse pores and remove dead skin cells. The ingredients in this scrub provide the skin with antioxidants and nutrients while enhancing your skin’s glow. You can use this scrub for your face and body.


  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (ground with a blender)

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons water

When preparing a coffee scrub, add all the ingredients to a small bowl. Stir the mixture until it turns into a smooth paste. Apply it to your skin and gently massage in a circular motion. Rinse off with water.

How Long Does Homemade Coffee Scrub Last?

Due to all-natural ingredients and the lack of preservatives that are typically used in the body care product industry, your coffee scrub will have a limited shelf life. If you haven’t used it up on the day of making it, you can store it in a jar or an airtight container in a cool place for one to two weeks. 

Coffee scrubs are a simple way to keep your skin smooth and energized. So try these easy DIY coffee scrub recipes today and pamper yourself with a coffee spa experience!


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