This homemade coffee scrub is actually the easiest DIY ever and the payoff is well worth 5 minutes of mixing and 2 organic ingredients. If you’re searching for an exfoliant that is both affordable and useful (that is, it gets rid of dry skin and exposes soft + touchable glowing skin!) this coffee scrub is for you.
So besides the time-payoff balance, this recipe is one of my favorites is because it is so very affordable -especially if you’re a coffee drinker.
3 Tablespoons Coffee Grounds
This scrub calls for 3 tablespoons of coffee grounds. The coffee grounds you use in this DIY can be fresh or used. That means that, if you drink coffee, you can save the filter of grinds and incorporate them into the recipe for no extra cost! They work just as well. Cha-ching.
We opt for fresh coffee grounds from my local co-op, and grind them finely because the coarse can be a little harsh on the skin. If you choose coarse grounds, we don’t recommend using this scrub on your face. The coarse grounds should only be used on arms, legs, back, etc.
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
You also need 1/2 a cup of coconut oil. Now, simply mix them up -that’s really it! This is the coconut oil featured in this post and it also can be found in most organic sections of grocery stores. It’s pretty soft, so there is no need to heat it up in order to mix the coffee exfoliate in.
After mixing the two ingredients, they need to be frozen. We use these Savor Cube Trays. The silicone molds make them super easy to remove the scrubs right before use. The trays are also good for freezing fruit purees, sauces, juice cubes, and the like.
Silicone ice cube tray, or even a regular ice cube tray would likely work almost as well, beware of freezer burn though. Places like Walmart and Target have a variety of sizes of silicone molds if you want something bigger!
These coffee scrubs are so very luxurious due to the coconut oil. As soon as the scrubs are removed from the freezer they are ready to use. Combine with a warm shower or bath to open the pores and allow the oil to completely moisturize your skin. Be sure to wash with soap after use – the coconut residue transfers easily and can be a little sticky/dewy.
Scroll below to see the recipe, if you need it!
What body scrub do you usually reach for? Do you change up your routine according to the seasons? Let’s discuss -leave a comment below and we’ll get right back to you!
makes: 4-6 ice cube-sized exfoliators
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 tbs ground coffee beans
Mix all ingredients together in medium size bowl. Portion mix equally into silicone molds. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
Gently rub coffee scrub over wet skin to exfoliate 2-3 times a week. Wash off with soap.
Bonus: Add 3 tbs of brown sugar for a less harsh scrub. Add 3 drops of tea tree essential oil for an extra clean smell and feel or lavender essential oil to relax.