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DIY Coffee Bean Scrub

The past few months I have been really getting into DIY coffee bean scrubs! I saw that you could buy some pre made for yourself but 1, to expensive and 2, where’s the fun in that? I first decided to try this DIY out when I was reading how using coffee beans as a body scrub was not only an amazing, smoothing exfoliant for your skin, but it also reduced cellulite over time, while tightening and firming skin. People were swearing by this stuff! After reading about the benefits and just hearing how interested it sounded, I was determined to give it a try.

The great thing about this DIY is that its extremely inexpensive and simple. Most of the ingredients used are average items you can find in your kitchen. The first time I used this I can say that I seriously have never had my skin feeling more amazing. I walked out of the shower smelling like freshly ground coffee beans, which I loved, and my skin felt like silk. The experience had also been super fun because you looked like a brown speckled monster in the shower when you rub this stuff all over your face and skin – yes it can go on your face! Doing so works great for unclogging your pores!

I’ve now been creating my own homemade coffee bean scrubs at home on a usual. Some people use different ingredients or pick from one or the other, but this is the specific one that I love the most from my experience!

GOOD IDEA: I made these little jars shown in the photos as extras to gift people for Christmas! Its a perfect, and extremely inexpensive way to give a super cute, relaxing and spa-like gift to someone. Most of this stuff you can find right in your house so its stress free and affordable. Lastly, after purchasing the little mini mason jars from Goodwill for 50 cents each, I tied them off with a little ribbon and labels so they were festive for Christmas or a special birthday!



  • 1/2 Cup of Coffee Bean Grounds – used or fresh
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1-2 Drops Of Lavender Essential Oil (optional)

The recipe will vary because if you are using used coffee grounds that are slightly wet, the recipe will need a little less of the oils and more of the sugars, but if you use dry coffee grounds then the recipe will need a touch more of the oils. Once you get a good consistency that isn’t too runny but still moist, your scrub will be finished! Either way you will be getting the scrub wet in the shower so theres not a perfect science to these measurements at all!


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Mason Jar or Container
  • Ribbon

1. You’re first going to take your mason jars or really whatever container you chose to keep the body scrub in and give it a good deep clean in the sink or dishwasher.

2. Next, in a large bowl toss in your coffee beans. I had been saving mine over the past few weeks now, but to make one serving – one mini mason jar full – it was about 1/2 cup of coffee bean grounds.

3. Then go ahead and add the rest of your ingredients to the mixing bowl. 2 teaspoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons softly melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar.

4. Mix the scrub together until everything is well distributed throughout. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your mix if you’re not a fan of the coffee smell!

5. Now you can scoop the correct amount of coffee beans that fit in your size container and pack it in evenly. Also, after a few hours or days you may see the coconut oil and other liquids surface to the top, which is completely fine, just give it a good stir with a spoon before applying to your skin and its right back to normal!

6. After your scrub is placed in each of your jars, feel free to tie it off with a little ribbon if you’re going to give it as a gift, and even add a little personal label to it as well!

And there you have it! Your very own DIY homemade coffee bean scrub. Rub a small amount evenly and gently to your skin, especially when applying it to your face, the skin on your body is a lot tougher than the skin on your face. Keep this in mind, always be gentle to your skin! Treat it well now, and you will thank yourself years from now.

I hope everyone enjoys their smooth skin in the freezing winter this season, we all deserve to pamper ourselves a little, especially when the weather can knock our moods down sometimes. Feel free to comment and share pictures of your own coffee scrub you made! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family! Welcome to the new year!

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