Homemade Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

Looking for an invigorating body scrub to make for yourself, or perhaps looking for a coffee related gift that a friend will love? This homemade Coffee Body Scrub recipe is so easy to make and it smells so good that you will wonder why you haven’t made it before!

Looking for an invigorating body scrub to make for yourself, or perhaps looking for a coffee related gift that a friend will love? This homemade Coffee Body Scrub recipe is so easy to make and it smells so good that you will wonder why you haven't made it before! #bodyscrub #coffeebodyscrub #diybodyscrub #diy

Homemade Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

I’m not a coffee drinker (I prefer to start my day with a warm cup of this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe) but I do absolutely love the smell of fresh ground coffee. There’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning to that smell! When it comes to coffee, I’m kind of the minority, I know many people just happen to be big fans of coffee. That’s what makes this easy homemade Coffee Body Scrub such a great gift idea.  With this body scrub you can enjoy that amazing fresh smell of coffee in the morning before you even have your first cup of coffee.

Not only does this scrub smell amazing, it has some great benefits for your skin too! The caffeine in coffee (when applied topically) has been shown to dilate blood vessels which will then tighten the outer tissues of the skin, helping with wrinkles and cellulite. Of course, caffeine is also very invigorating so if you are looking for a new face scrub to wake you up in the morning, this coffee scrub might just be the way to go!

–Find more Surprising (And Frugal) Uses for Coffee.

Homemade Coffee Body Scrub

What You Need to Make Coffee Body Scrub:

–If you need another use for it, my Homemade Healing Salve also uses grapeseed oil.

Coconut Oil in Coffee Scrub

Begin by melting your coconut oil. You can do this on the stovetop if you wish or in the microwave in a glass container.

Oils in Coffee Scrub

Once the coconut oil is melted (or mostly melted), add in the vitamin E oil and the grapeseed oil and stir together. I usually just add a few drops of vitamin E oil, a little goes a long way.

–You might also like this Sea Salt Body Scrub.

Freshly Ground Coffee Scrub

Add in your coffee grounds and sugar and mix well. If you feel like your mixture is too dry, you can add in a bit more grapeseed oil. If you feel like it is too wet, you can add a little bit more sugar. The dryness/wetness will vary depending on the coffee you use and how freshly ground it is.

–Looking for creative uses for leftover coffee ground? Find more Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds.

Coffee Scrub Recipe

Mix all of the ingredients together until there are no lumps of coffee or sugar remaining.

–This Cinnamon Vanilla Body Scrub Recipe is also wonderful! Coffee Scrub

Place your scrub in some kind of jar or container. I always have these 4 ounce Tin Containers on hand, they are perfect for so many DIY things (like this homemade Homemade Aftershave Lotion).  Store the homemade coffee scrub in a cool, dark place until you are ready to use it.

–I also use these small tins for making Beeswax Candles!

Unlike some body scrubs, this is one you do not want to use in the shower, you don’t want the coffee grounds going down your drain. Coffee grounds don’t break down in water and can clump together and clog up your drain. Instead, to use, scrub on and wipe off gently with a towel. Once you’ve gotten all of the grounds off, you can wipe off any remaining sugar or oils with a damp washcloth. You might not want to use a towel that you really care about because depending on the kind you use, the coffee may stain them.

If you liked this DIY Coffee Scrub Recipe, you might enjoy these other posts too:

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If you love making easy DIY recipes like this Coffee Body Scrub recipe you will absolutely love my book, Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life. It features 130 recipes just like this one that are perfect for your household!

Do you have someone that you can give this homemade Coffee Body Scrub to? Have you tried a coffee scrub before?

This Coffee Body Scrub Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in December 2017.  It has been updated as of December 2019.

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12 Comments

    1. Yes, you can use used grounds although the scrub will not have the same effect on your skin since most of the caffeine will be removed from the grounds. However, it will still make a great scrub!

  1. OMG. I can’t believe I’m finding this on this site when I came here to look for sewing stuff…I LITERALLY tried this out after added coffee to a sugar and olive oil scrub i discovered yesterday! Awesome stuff! Maybe I’ll try this scrub though since it has measurements and extra oils that may be more beneficial to my skin…Awesomeness!!!

  2. This is awesome! I’ve used this and found it to be really cleansing. However, I noticed I can’t leave it on my face for a long period of time as it starts to burn a little. Other than that, it’s perfect for scrub and rinse. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Homemade and healthy has always been my preferred way to go for beauty items. This is definitely a winner which I will have to try.

  4. OMg! I tried this after added coffee to a sugar and olive oil scrub .Awesome stuff! And really effective one than the others. Maybe I’ll try this scrub though since it has measurements and extra oils that may be more beneficial to my skin.