6 Easy DIY Coffee Scrub Recipes for Your Body & Face

by craftmin | December 15, 2017

Make the most of this elixer of life, by transferring the benefits of DIY coffee scrubs from your coffee mug to your boudoir. From head to toe, let these recipes give you a boost. Coffee’s health benefits include that it reduces inflammation, is packed with antioxidants, and is a natural exfoliator. One more reason why you just need to have that mug of hot steaming caffeine goodness.  While enjoying your hot black brew, why not check out these easy-to-do DIY personalized coffee mugs? You could even make those while basking under your homemade coffee facial mask.

(1) Glow Up Coco Coffee Scrub

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Coconut oil has amazing powers – it’s not for nothing that the coconut tree is called the tree of life in parts of Asia. Pit that remarkable healing powers against scars and combine it with coffee’s rejunevating anti-ageing and anti-cellulite prowess and you get this super glow up combo. Jessica Alba swears by this recipe to erduce puffiness! (that’s our celebrity endoresement for the day – we prefer to use your feedback, promise).

Moreover, by using muffin tins you will be able to control the quantities you make without wastage.  Just use one scrub cube and you’re set for the day.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup fresh coffee grounds
  • 1/2 liquified coconut oil
  • Muffin tin (preferable) or ice cube trays

Simply combine the coffee grounds and the liquid coconut oil.  If your coconut oil hassolidified in any way, pop it in the microwave very briefly.  Mix until well combined.  Pour into muffin tins or into ice cube trays. Freeze until hardened then put them in a Ziploc or any sealable container and leave it in the freezer until you use them.

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As mentioned before, one muffin tin cube is enough for a good scrubbing. If you are using an ice cube tray, you will probably need 2-3 for each use. You could also keep the cubes out of the freezer if you plan to use them within the coming few days. Just be mindful that fresh coffee grounds tend to go bad fairly early.

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(2) Exfoliating Facial Scrub!

Sometimes, all we need is a good face scrubbing and this easy-to-make DIY coffee scrub is just perfect.  Take care of dead skin cells the natural way – just in time for winter.

What you will need:

  • 3 tbsp fresh coffee grounds (use pre-ground if not possible)
  • 1 tbsp virgin olive or coco oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

First, mix all the ingredients minus the oil.  Mix well and then stir in the oil. The drier you want the scrub, the less brown sugar you should add as the more brown sugar added, the stickier the mixture will be. Massage into the sking using circular motions, starting from the centre of your face before working your way outwards. Rinse with warm water.

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(3) Flawless Facial Mask

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What you will need:

  • 2 tbsp finely ground coffee, fresh or pre-ground
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt, milk or cream
  • 1 tbsp honey

For a full-on glow, invigorate your skin with this simple DIY facial mask.  Mix well, apply and let sit for 15 minutes before washing off with warm water or remove using a warm wet cloth.

Alternative recipe: Give your dull-looking skin a perk-up facial mask by mixing finely ground coffee with some virgin coco oil.  Then, add a bit of cocoa powder, unsweetened.  Mix well and use on your next “I need some alone time” day. Celebrate your fresh look with any of these diy necklaces and show off that beauty. 

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(4) Full-on Beauty Body Scrub

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As mentioned before, coffee grounds are wonderful exfoliants that can gently remove dead skin without harming the epidermis. Try this simple four-ingredient recipe for a full-on body scrub and scrub yourself into a healthy glow, perfect for the coming cold temperatures.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup coffee, ground
  • 1/2 cup cocoa sugar
  • 1/4 cup virgin coco oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon, ground

The rough texture of the coffee grounds will give you healthier skin, noticeable even after the first use. Unwanted oils and dead skin cells are eliminated, leaving you with flawlessly smooth skin.

Basically, just mix everything until it’s well-combined. You can use immediately for an exhilarating spa-like exfoliation or store in an airtight container for a treat in the upcoming week.

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(5) Cellulite-Melt Body Scrub Recipe

Cellulite is, unfortunately, a fact of life but you can minimize its effects on your body with this tried and tested recipe.  Coffee’s amazing powers go beyond that cup of java (which you can enjoy from your own DIY coffee mug here and here).

What you will need:

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 1 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

To make the scrub, thoroughly mix all ingredients. Then, after a shower, massage the scrub on your damp skin  vigorously, concentrating a minute or two in each area where cellulite has accumulated.  Be careful about clogging the drain, so use the tub stopper and throw the coffee grounds in the waste basket.

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(6) Basic Coffee Oil

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Coffee is one of the richest sources of antioxidants, naturally-occurring compounds which help to prevent or repair cell damage, which is just one reason why coffee is such a healthy drink.  Coffee oil is a basic ingredient used in more intermediate coffee-based beauty products like coffee lip balm, and you can make it yourself using this simple cold-infused method. Apply just your coffee oil to the skin and the hair, or use it to make other beauty products.

What you will need:

  • 1 c. pure virgin coconut oil or olive oil
  • 3/4 c. coffee grounds
  • Cheesecloth or coffee filter

This is really simple to make – just combine everything in a jar, cover and give it a good shake. Let it sit for 3-4 weeks, in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight, shaking the jar every other day.  After 3 to 4 weeks, strain using a filter or cheesecloth.  Apply a bit of coffee oil on your skin and hair for that added sheen.

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