DIY coffee scrub, 3 different ways!

DIY-coffee-scrub All my life, I’ve had very dry skin, and to add to the frustration, I rarely remember to moisturize daily. Even when I do, it’s clear that just a daily moisturizer isn’t enough to deal with my chronic dry skin, so I’m always on the lookout for an all-in-one solution. Recently, my sister turned me onto a coffee body scrub, and I seriously have never been so impressed with a DIY, at-home solution for so many skin conditions. Here’s why.

Coffee body scrubs are so effective because they do so many things: the caffeine in the coffee grounds are supposed to minimize the appearance of cellulite, for starters. Cellulite is notoriously difficult to get rid of, and even though exercise is one of the most effective ways to break it down, caffeine also helps.

Secondly, coffee scrubs can be combined with other kitchen items to make one product that can do a lot of stuff in one step. Here, I’ve put together three different formulas to target what you may need in a body scrub, from cellulite reduction to exfoliation and more.

1. For exfoliation:

diy coffee scrub

If you’re looking for a great exfoliant, coffee grounds mixed with turbinado sugar and coconut oil is for you. Try out this recipe:

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons turbinado sugar

The sugar provides a coarser blend so you can rub away those dead skin cells, while the coffee works to reduce cellulite, and the coconut oil is there to moisturize your skin and act as a binder.

2. For chronic dry skin:

diy coffee scrub

This one is my personal favorite recipe. It only calls for two ingredients:

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Olive oil on the inside and on the outside! I’m Italian, so I swear by olive oil, and using it in an exfoliant like this maximizes its moisturizing power. If I use this scrub after shaving, I notice such a difference in the softness of my skin. However, the olive oil will clog your razor, so keep that in mind!

3. For sensitive skin:

DIY coffee scrub

If you’re looking for an exfoliant but have skin that tends to react, replace the turbinado sugar with more refined sugar, and add soothing oils:

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 10-15 drops of chamomile or lavender essential oil

Let me know if you try these!signoff

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  • wow this is so interesting, i never would have thought to use coffee for as a scrub!

  • Sydney Power

    okay i am totally trying all of these!! I love body scrubs and when you can make them yourself its even better! I love to use simple ingredients! Thanks for the awesome ideas!!

  • Shine Light

    I know about coffee as beauty ingredient..But I needed this post about it!
    Thank you