Easy Coffee Scrub Recipes for Healthy, Glowing Skin in Minutes

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During this time, many people are desiring to improve their self-care routines without stepping foot in a spa or salon. At a time when budgeting and being vigilant about finances are equally important, you might be thinking about how you can keep up your skincare routine without spending too much money.

Self-care is more important than ever. Managing your skincare routine requires extra dedication when you can’t go to the spa or dermatologist for a facial. A spa day at home sounds like an excellent idea!

Glowing skin can be achieved at home by making homemade skincare products including the ever-so-popular coffee body scrub.

Coffee scrubs exfoliate the skin and are rich in antioxidant properties, making you feel healthier and more confident. Whether working from home or practicing remote learning, many people are in front of their video screens more than ever before.

Whether you decide to make a homemade exfoliating body scrub or make your own facemask, there are plenty of ways you can care for your skin without breaking the bank. After all, if you feel healthy you will feel happier too.

Benefits of Coffee Body Scrubs

Coffee grounds can help wash away dead skin cells, making the skin more radiant. Other coffee scrub benefits include:

  • Smoother skin
  • Softer skin
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Cleaner skin
  • Glowing skin
  • Skin exfoliation
  • Skin rejuvenation

Using ingredients like coffee grounds in homemade body exfoliators helps promote earth consciousness and reduces unnecessary waste. The planet will be thankful when you reuse your coffee grounds.

Homemade coffee scrubs also save you money. Store-bought body scrubs can be expensive. When you can make your own body scrub using ingredients in your pantry, it is a sensible decision to try making your own coffee scrub at home.


Homemade Coffee Scrub Recipes

Here are some antioxidant-rich coffee scrub recipes you can make at home in just a few minutes. Most likely you have these ingredients at home already. Since the oils in homemade body scrubs can cause surfaces to become slippery, use caution when using coffee scrub in your bathtub or shower.

Fine coffee grounds are better than course coffee grounds because the coarseness may further irritate delicate or sensitive skin.

Additionally, using fresh coffee grounds is not necessary, especially if you have used coffee grounds that would otherwise go to waste. Thankfully, the DIY body scrub recipes below make it possible to make your own body scrub using different types of coffee grounds.

Got decaf? Those coffee grounds work too! Use coffee pods? Not a problem!

*To make your homemade scrub last, make sure to store it in an airtight container. It should last up to two months.

Since coffee contains caffeine, remember to be mindful about how long you apply it to your skin and be aware of sensitive and delicate areas. Caffeine might irritate your skin if applied for too long.

woman applying coffee scrub

Easy-Peasy Home Coffee Scrub

Want a short and simple way to upgrade your morning coffee routine? Mix your used coffee grounds with some water, rub it on your face, and call it a day. You’ll be surprised at how silky-smooth your skin is.
Total Time 10 mins


  • used coffee grounds
  • Water


  • Mix the coffee grounds and water together.
  • Gently massage the coffee scrub on your face or body, being sure to avoid sensitive areas such as your eyes.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
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Homemade Coffee Sugar Spice Scrub

If you love sugar, spice, and everything coffee, or then this recipe is for you! Remember, save your used coffee grounds to save the plan
Total Time 15 mins


  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • mason jar


  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup ground coffee beans
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 5-10 drops frankincense, myrrh, or sandalwood essential oil


  • Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together until the mixture is well combined.
  • Store coffee scrub in a mason jar or airtight container.
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Coconut-Sugar Coffee Scrub

While coffee grounds are a great addition to homemade body scrubs, you also can’t go wrong with coffee pods. Instead of trashing your used coffee pods, use them in this coffee scrub recipe. With only three simple and natural ingredients, this is the simplest coffee scrub recipe yet.
Total Time 20 mins


  • mixing bowl
  • mason jar


  • 5-6 used coffee pods
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil


  • Open the coffee pods and scrape all of the grounds out and into a bowl.
  • Melt the coconut oil slightly so that it is a semi-solid consistency but not completely melted.
  • Mix the coffee grounds and raw sugar together.
  • Add the coconut oil a little bit at a time while stirring until you get a perfect consistency.
  • It should come out slightly crumbly in texture but the mixture should become more firm once the coconut oil hardens and cools.
  • Store coffee scrub in a mason jar or airtight container.
Coffee Cinnamon Body Scrub

Cinnamon-Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub

You’ve heard about food for the skin? What about desserts? If you’re a latte lover, you’ll love this recipe.
Total Time 10 mins


  • pot
  • mixing bowl
  • mason jar


  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup almond oil


  • Melt the coconut oil and then allow it to cool slightly.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together until combined.
  • Store your body scrub in an airtight container or mason jar.

Body Scrub at Home

If you are missing your favorite beauty treatments while sheltering in place, rest assured you can feel more confident knowing the best body scrubs may be the ones you can make right at home. In just about 10 minutes you will be well on your way to having healthy, glowing skin with as little as three natural ingredients.

Drink your coffee and apply it too!

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