How to make Coffee Scrub at Home

Coffee scrub is a popular skincare product that has become a go-to for people who have started showing the telltale signs of cellulite.

You’ve likely seen pictures of friends, family, and internet celebrities with coffee scrubs smeared all over their faces. And you may be wondering if you should try it!

Well, it turns out that coffee is extremely good for your skin and can be a good addition to your normal skincare routine. It will be great for people with all skin types including oily and dry skin.

Best of all you do not need to buy a coffee scrub from an expensive beauty brand. It is something you can make at home with everyday items. This way you know exactly what goes into your scrub and you do not have to worry about what you are putting on your face.

Coffee scrub is an exfoliating paste that you rub on your body, face, and skin. To be more specific the coffee grounds in the scrub help exfoliate your skin. The small grounds act as an abrasive and slough off dead skin and stimulate your skin to produce new and healthy skin.

Benefits of Coffee Scrub

There are many benefits to using a coffee scrub on your skin. Exfoliating your skin is an important part of maintaining healthy skin and should be part of everyone’s skincare routine.

This is because your skin is usually covered by a thin layer of dead skin cells. By exfoliating you remove the dead skin and leave your skin looking smoother.

It is like resetting your skin to a new and natural state. This is especially true if you wear makeup regularly. It can clear up pores and removes congestion on your skin.

Your skin will look radiant and “glow”.

Benefits for Skin

When you’re using a coffee scrub it helps with exfoliation and removes dead and dry skin from your pores. This stops your pores from getting clogged and forming dreaded whiteheads and blackheads.

This also reduces acne because it prevents your pores from clogging and becoming infected. However, if you do have acne do not overuse coffees scrubs. You can rub your skin raw and actually spread acne if you overuse scrubs.

Another benefit of using a coffee scrub is the compound effect it has with your other skincare products. You should always use the scrub first. This is because it unclogs your pores and removes dead skin. As a result, your other skincare products that usually don’t penetrate this layer of dead skin can now do their jobs. The nutrients in your skin products penetrate deeper and will work more effectively.

Coffee scrubs can also even your skin tone. If you have scars, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and other skin conditions coffee scrubs can help remedy them over long periods of time. By removing the dead skin with coffee scrub over long periods of time it helps the skin appear more uniform and brightens the skin with new, fresh skin cells.

The coffee in the coffee scrub can also make you look and feel more energized. Many eye creams contain caffeine for this exact reason. Along with proper exfoliation stimulating lymphatic drainage results in skin detoxification. This boosts cellular health and gives you a glowing layer of skin.

Benefits for Body

Coffee scrubs can be used on the skin all over the body, not just the face. There is caffeine that is found within the coffee grounds of the scrub and this helps with overall blood circulation. This can help dry skin and skin conditions anywhere on the body.

Antioxidants in the coffee can be absorbed through the skin and prevent premature aging. This can keep your skin tight and supple.

The coconut oil is also another part of the coffee scrub that can help the skin on the body. It acts as a moisturizer for dry skin and significantly helps skin hydration. This can be used to treat eczema and other skin conditions.

Coconut oil in the scrub also helps treat acne by reducing inflammation. People may think coconut oil may clog pores and cause acne because it has the word oil in the name. This is incorrect and it actually treats acne. Furthermore, there are antibacterial properties in coconut oil that reduce acne.

Benefits for Cellulite

The combination of all the above benefits magically combines to help with cellulite.

Well it’s not magic… the caffeine in the coffee scrub dilates blood vessels and reduces cellulite in the skin. Caffeine also improves blood flow while eliminating excess water. This visually tightens the skin and makes it look like your cellulite magically disappears. However, the cellulite will still be present, it will just look better.

Antioxidants in the coffee also help rejuvenate the skin and make it look younger and healthier also fighting off the cellulite.

While coffee scrub cannot get rid of cellulite it can lessen its appearance and delay aging of the skin to reduce the effects of cellulite.

How to Make Coffee Scrub for Body, Face, and Cellulite at Home

You can make a commercial-grade coffee scrub at home so there is no need to purchase expensive scrubs from name brands. This way you can save money and know exactly what you are rubbing on your skin.

To make this you only need a few everyday ingredients:


  • 1 cup of fresh finely ground coffee
  • 1 cup of salt or sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Small container (mason jar)

Instructions to Make Coffee Scrub

  1. Mix your freshly ground coffee and sugar or salt in a container.
  2. Add your 1/2 cup of coconut oil into the mixture. You may need to melt your coconut oil you can do this with any heat source.
  3. Add your cinnamon or vanilla extract (optional)
  4. Let the coconut oil, coffee ground mixture cool and solidify
  5. That’s it! Enjoy your coffee scrub.

How to Add Coffee Scrub to your Skin Care Routine

Want to try adding a coffee scrub to your skincare routine? Great! Coffee Scrubs are great for your skin and your future you will thank you because it has anti-aging properties.

You should do your coffee scrub first before you add any of your other skin care products. Smooth a thin layer of the scrub onto your DRY skin and gently massage the coffee scrub with wet fingers.

Once you have gently massaged your whole face thoroughly rinse off all the scrub with lukewarm water and pat your face dry. Do this at three times a week for the best results.

Make sure you follow up any coffee scrub with proper moisturization. While there is coconut oil in the scrub you will want to moisturize to maintain your skin. This should be an important part of your skin care routine.

Applying for Cellulite

If you are planning on applying a coffee scrub to your body for cellulite the best way to apply is in the shower.

First, gently use a dry loofah or brush to gently exfoliate and stimulate the areas afflicted by cellulite. Then hop in the shower and scrub the problem areas with the coffee scrub. Massage the scrub into your skin in a circular motion.

Rinse off the scrub and shower as usual. For the best results repeat this process every time you shower and you should see results as soon as a week later.


Coffee is a versatile product! Let me know if you tried it and your results! If you are interested in other interesting uses for coffee here are 20 other uses for coffee grounds.

Don’t have time to DIY a coffee scrub or don’t have the materials? You can buy this coffee scrub. It is the one my mom uses and I’ve taken a liking to it. Now I use it more than her! I would highly recommend this scrub because it is made with 100% natural materials and is free from any harmful chemicals. Check out the price and review at Amazon.


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