DIY Exfoliating Coffee Scrub

DIY Exfoliating Coffee Scrub

DIY Exfoliating Coffee Scrub.

Since our recent DIY CUCUMBER MINT SUGAR SCRUB was so popular, I thought I’d share more of my KITCHEN BEAUTY products with you. This one is made with one of my favorite things in the world – COFFEE. Otherwise known as my morning wake up call. Without it I’m pretty much useless. Now just so you know (in case it’s not obvious from my food and travel blog) I am NOT a beauty expert and make no claims that this will clear up your skin, or be a magic cellulite remover (wouldn’t that be awesome) it’s simply what has worked for me … and has for years. I’ve been told I have pretty good skin (and not just from my Mom). 

DIY Exfoliating Coffee Scrub

I usually don’t run around screaming my age from the rooftops, that would be odd. But when I do share my digits, most people don’t believe that I am part of the fierce and fabulous club (that is the 40 something crowd for you whipper snappers. In other news did I just say whipper snappers maybe I am secretly 95). Honestly I don’t feel my age. Running around after a 6 year old helps acting silly most days helps. I think my skin looks like it does because of my at home beauty routine. As much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE the spa and wish I could go once a week it just ain’t going to happen. We’re a family of 5 after all and that is a definite luxury that I only splurge on once in a while. So I make my own treatments with things already in my pantry, for PENNIES. You also control what goes IN it and therefore ON your skin. That’s a good thing.

 

DIY Exfoliating Coffee Scrub

Why should you exfoliate? It sloughs off the dead skin cells and unclogs your pores. All good things in my book. Not to mention with this scrub I have the added benefit of smelling like coffee afterwards.

TIPS:

  • No need to use new coffee grinds, I use USED coffee grinds from my coffee maker and always have.
  • This scrub is quite messy so I recommend using it in the shower vs. the sink.
  • I use it for face and body, then simply rinse it off. No need to moisturize afterwards the olive oil does that for you!

Baci!

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DIY Exfoliating Coffee Scrub

Preparation 2017-04-26T00:00:00+00:00
Cook Time 2017-04-26T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried coffee grinds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Mix coffee grinds and olive oil together. It should be a scrub like consistency.
  2. Rub mixture onto your skin and move in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water.

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32 Comments

  1. 1

    You’re how old?!!!! Lol. Just kidding. Seriously this scrub looks like it would be ten times more gentle than the apricot scrub on using now. Love it!

    • 1.1
      Maat Salaam /

      Only if you use an extremely fine coffee grind, like for Turkish or very, very fine Espresso. Otherwise-it’s actually harsher than Apricot Scrub, because the walnut shell that they grind into those is much finer than your average coffee grind.

  2. 2

    What a great way to put those used coffee grounds to use!

  3. 3
    Lauren /

    Logically it makes sense to me that you’re in your 40s but my brain won’t quite believe it.
    I’m going to try this out. Lord knows I’m never lacking in the used coffee grounds department…might as well put em to use!

  4. 4

    What an awesome idea!! And I think this would make my mornings a little happier 🙂

  5. 5

    So clever you are! I must try this, especially since I’ve entered that elite club you speak of.

  6. 6

    What a great way to use leftover coffee grounds, no need for expensive scrubs! Love it!

  7. 7

    can you use this coffe scrub exfolitaion on your face????

    • 7.1

      Hi Lisa, I use it on my face. Feel free to test a small area of your face with the scrub to see if you have any sensitivities.

  8. 8
    Lori-Ann /

    do you think the olive oil could be substituted for coconut oil?

    • 8.1

      Hi Lori-Ann, I used olive oil but you could absolutely try substituting coconut oil. If you do, let us know how it turns out : )

  9. 9
    Heidi-Lynn /

    Have you tried the coconut oil yet Lori-Ann?

  10. 10
    Lu /

    I just tried this scrub using coconut oil & wow! It’s great! Thank you for the post.

  11. 11

    is it ok if after scrubbing i am going to used soap on my body?

  12. 12
    Lauren /

    Hello . Do you dry the coffee grounds first or use them wet? Thanks!

  13. 13
    rosi /

    Hello…for how many minutes we leave the treatment on our skin

    • 13.1

      Hi Rosi, once you’ve scrubbed well you can wash it off immediately.

  14. 14
    Caitlin /

    How do you dry the used coffee grounds? I drink coffee and would love to use the leftover grounds instead of throwing them away, but how do you dry them?

    • 14.1

      Hi Caitlin, I just set mine on a paper plate, give them a little shake so it’s in an even layer and allow them to dry out.

  15. 15
    Heather /

    Hi Paula, just wondering, any reactions in your plumbing by letting this scrub go down your shower drain? Thanks in advance 🙂

  16. 16
    Leah /

    Can we store this? I want to give it as a gift to my sisters.

  17. 17
    Pipsqueak /

    How long does it last for?

  18. 18
    Irene /

    Hi, just wondering how well your scrub keeps or do u just make it up as u need it?

    • 18.1

      Hi Irene, It will depend on how much you use yours. Mine usually lasts a few weeks when I make it! Let us know how yours turns out if you try it : )

  19. 19
    Glenda /

    Can I use coconut oil instead?

    • 19.1

      Hi Glenda, I’ve not tried it with coconut oil. If you do happen to try it that way, let us know how it turns out : )

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