How to Create Beautiful Skin with a Grounded Coffee Scrub

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Why stop at drinking your coffee when it has so much awesomeness to add to your skin care routine? Move over moisturizer and cocoa butters, coffee’s in the house and it’s about to rock your skin care routine hard! Plus, the added bonus of delicious aromatherapy is a total win!

Grounded coffee scrub is not only amazing for your skin and aromatherapy heaven, it’s super easy to make! We’re talking 3 simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Gotta love it when indulgence and simplicity meet.

Your skin is obviously gorgeous no matter what! Coffee is simply here to help it shine. And isn’t it so fun to spoil yourself with some extra skin care goodness?

Ready to treat yourself to some grounded coffee scrub and learn more about it’s skin care powers? Marvelous! Let’s do this:

How to Create Beautiful Skin with a Grounded Coffee Scrub | Easy Homemade Coffee Scrub Recipe for glowing skin that helps to exfoliate, reverse sun damage and reduce puffiness. Total win! Did I mention it's made out of only 3 ingredients? Coffee beans, coconut oil and salt (plus your fave essential oils if you want). Click through for the recipe and to learn all about how coffee is the ultimate addition to your skin care routine.

Why Coffee is Great for your Skin

It’s probably no surprise that I love to put coffee on my skin at this point. This isn’t the first time I’ve shared a skin care recipe that’s overflowing with coffee anyway. I’m kind of obsessed.

Which is funny… because I actually hate the way it tastes (a little like sadness, if I’m being honest…) Sorry to all the coffee lovers in the house, I just can’t be swayed.

But hey, that stuff sure does smell like magic! And it’s got some pretty amazing skin care superpowers too. So I wouldn’t say that I’m not on team coffee. I just use my membership in a very unexpected way.

Related: This Easy Exfoliating DIY Face Scrub is AMAZING for Your Skin

How to Create Beautiful Skin with a Grounded Coffee Scrub | Easy Homemade Coffee Scrub Recipe for glowing skin that helps to exfoliate, reverse sun damage and reduce puffiness. Total win! Did I mention it's made out of only 3 ingredients? Coffee beans, coconut oil and salt (plus your fave essential oils if you want). Click through for the recipe and to learn all about how coffee is the ultimate addition to your skin care routine.

What’s in it for your skin?

I’ve talked about the goodness caffeine has to offer that gorgeous skin of yours before. But let’s refresh our memories. Because this stuff is seriously brag worthy!

Coffee grounds work it in the exfoliating department, gently scrubbing away those dead skin cells and revealing healthy, happy skin waiting underneath.

It gets better! Dermatologist Dr. Stefanie Williams has this to say about caffeine and skin care:

“Researchers have found that the topical use of caffeine has numerous benefits to skin including helping to increase circulation” (source).

Increased circulation means smooth, glowing skin. Which is pretty much the dream!

Caffein might also help to reverse sun damage, which is an exciting possibility. According to this study applying caffeine topically after UVB exposure may partially diminish sun damage and even photocarcinogenesis, which is a fancy way of saying that it could reduce cancer cells caused by too much fun in the sun. If that isn’t a superpower then I don’t know what is!

Caffeine also acts as a diuretic, reducing fluid build up and decreasing puffiness. This can be a big help if you have puffy, sleepy eyes (although, I would caution you to be extra gentle using any product near your eyes… and definitely avoid getting anything in there, because ouch!) (source)

That diuretic ability is also why you’ll often find caffeine in cellulite creams. The diuretic effect helps to temporarily decrease the appearance of cellulite. But I personally think that self love is the best response to cellulite ;). (source)

Related: The Absolute Best Cellulite Treatment

Talk about a ton of awesomeness eh? Ready to get scrubbing?

Why This DIY Grounded Coffee Scrub Rocks

How to Create Beautiful Skin with a Grounded Coffee Scrub | Easy Homemade Coffee Scrub Recipe for glowing skin that helps to exfoliate, reverse sun damage and reduce puffiness. Total win! Did I mention it's made out of only 3 ingredients? Coffee beans, coconut oil and salt (plus your fave essential oils if you want). Click through for the recipe and to learn all about how coffee is the ultimate addition to your skin care routine.

This easy recipe creates 2 cups of decadent body scrub. Enough for a few magnificent showers!

It’s lovely to use after you’ve dry brushed and hopped into the shower, to further exfoliate and moisturize your gorgeous skin. And the smell may even help to perk you up a bit in the morning.

Super bonus – if you are a coffee drinker you can make this with your used coffee grounds. Recycling score! Captain Planet would be so proud of us.

But fair warning – if you’d like to scrub your face I actually prefer to create this coffee face scrub instead. The skin on our face is extra sensitive so I like to make something twice as gentle to keep it happy. You can absolutely use this one too (and even mix in a little extra coconut oil for a moisturizing boost). Just don’t press too hard!

Related: This Chocolate Coffee DIY Face Mask Will Give You Gorgeous Glowing Skin

You can also make a pretty amazing ethical impact if you choose to use fair trade ingredients! Supporting fair trade helps to ensure that farmers (many of whom live in developing nations) receive fair wages and safe work environments and also supports agricultural improvements and community development.

While coffee and sugar are hot commodities, it can be incredibly difficult for small-scale farmers to create a profitable business. Which really isn’t fair at all.

Fair trade helps to ensure that they receive fair wages for all of their hard work. It’s incredibly important that we do our best to support that. Learn more about the importance of supporting fair trade coffee here, fair trade coconut oil here and fair trade sugar here

We vote with our wallets everyday! Sometimes the smallest changes can make the most incredible differences.

Grounded Coffee Scrub Recipe

How to Create Beautiful Skin with a Grounded Coffee Scrub | Easy Homemade Coffee Scrub Recipe for glowing skin that helps to exfoliate, reverse sun damage and reduce puffiness. Total win! Did I mention it's made out of only 3 ingredients? Coffee beans, coconut oil and salt (plus your fave essential oils if you want). Click through for the recipe and to learn all about how coffee is the ultimate addition to your skin care routine.

The Best DIY Grounded Coffee Scrub

Spice up your shower routine with this homemade grounded coffee scrub! 3 simple ingredients plus your favourite essential oils. Totally easy to make. Say hello to soft, gorgeous skin and enjoy the delicious coffee aroma. 

Course DIY Beauty
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Grounded Coffee Scrub
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Sara - Ms. Health-Esteem

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Grounded Coffee Beans (If you're a coffee drinker, you can save your used coffee grounds)
  • 1/2 Cup Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 5 to 8 Drops Essential Oil (Optional; some of my faves include Wild Orange, Lavender or Peppermint)

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil just until melted and remove from heat.

  2. Add the sugar and coffee and mix well. 

  3. Store in an airtight container and use to exfoliated a couple of times a week. Enjoy!

Have you made a grounded coffee scrub before? Are you excited to spoil yourself to a batch of this skin care awesomeness? What essential oils would you like to add? Let me know in the comments below!

Health and love,

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Sara Flanagan is a wellness writer and the creator of www.mshealthesteem.com, where she shares her story of being diagnosed with Graves Disease, a chronic autoimmune disease, and empowering herself to do everything she can to thrive in spite of her diagnosis. She writes articles on self-love, acceptance, wellness and nutrition. Join the Health-Esteem Family today and share in the journey.

51 Comments

  1. Reply

    koolkosherkitchen

    March 10, 2017

    Love it – will save coffee grounds and make it. Thank you!

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      Sara

      March 10, 2017

      I’m so glad you like it! You’re very welcome ♡. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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        koolkosherkitchen

        March 11, 2017

        I am sure I will, thank you!

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    Emily Anneemily

    August 15, 2018

    I’ve always wanted to try making a coffee ground scrub! This sounds really really nice and should help with some dry skin as the weather gets colder! Thanks for sharing!

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      I’m so excited for you to try it Emily! I use it all year round, but I especially prioritize it in the winter time. It really does help to keep your skin soft and moisturized. I hope that you adore it as much as I do :). Let me know what you think if you treat yourself to a batch ^^

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    Jamie

    August 15, 2018

    Ah, this sounds like perfection! I am a big lover of coffee everything. I’m pretty sad for you that you can’t enjoy it. A non coffee lover cannot understand the happiness that is involved in a quiet morning and breathing in the warm aroma before your first glorious sip. But, I digress 😉 Skincare is the next best thing- definitely going to whip some of this up!! <3 Jamie

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Hahaha my big sister, who is a total coffee lover, would absolutely agree with you. And I can appreciate where you’re coming from. I actually dislike all hot drinks hahaha. My favourite drink is water! I’m basically vanilla over here! But the first thing I do every moment is savour a big glass of room temperature water (sometimes with lemon if I’m feeling it). So while I’m sure it’s not the exact same, I can certainly appreciate that quiet moment with your first drink of the day ;).

      I hope you save up some coffee grounds and treat yourself to this sometime. Adding that coffee aromatherapy goodness to the shower is a pretty wonderful experience in my opinion xD. I hope you adore it <3.

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        Jamie

        August 24, 2018

        Oooooooh I can totally get on board with that. When I was really really suffering from PPA I couldn’t drink anything hot. And, I prefer my water room temperature. Coincidentally, I eat ice though. 🤷‍♀️ there’s no telling. But, just in case you were worried- I did drink iced decaf coffee when I was going through all that so I had my coffee even without any of the things I love about it haha.

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    notquitesupermommn

    August 15, 2018

    I am in love with this scrub, I’m saving my grounds tomorrow and having a scrub making party in my kitchen 🙂 As a coffee lover, I would imagine this smells like heaven when you use it! <3

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Oh yay! That makes my day Nicole! I hope that you have so much fun making it ^^. I’d love to hear what you think :D. I personally can’t get enough of the delicious smell of coffee. Using it in my skin care routine is basically me looking for excuses to enjoy that smell as much as possible without drinking it hahaha. The skin care benefits are just a total bonus! I love when that happens xD.

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    Cassie | White Sands and Cool Breezes

    August 16, 2018

    I’ve never made or used a coffee scrub but since we are coffee drinkers in the house I will definitely be trying this scrub 🙂 I am a lavender girl so that will be the essential oil I’ll use! So excited! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!!

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      I’m right with you on the lavender boat Cassie! Yay! I love that you can save your grounds and easily treat yourself to this. I hope that you love it as much as I do! Let me know how it goes <3.

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    Book Bangs

    August 16, 2018

    “Super bonus – if you are a coffee drinker you can make this with your used coffee grounds” Yes! What a great idea, thanks for this post, this will be added to my morning routine!

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Oh yay! I’m so excited for you to try it. And I love that you can save your used grounds so that you can easily put this together. Total win!

  7. Reply

    Unveiled Tales

    August 17, 2018

    I will definitely have to try this out. I am always looking for more natural ways to make my skin look and feel healthier.

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Oh yay! I hope you adore this as much as I do Ashley! Let me know how it goes :). Here’s to happy, healthy skin.

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    taneamaee

    August 17, 2018

    I love my coffee, but I will say I have honestly never tried a coffee scrub before! Im going to have to try this recipe!

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      That’s awesome! Save those used grounds and you can easily put something together without having to buy more coffee. It’s a total win xD. I hope that you adore this as much as I do :). I’d love to hear what you think if you give it a go!

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    ruiyyanko

    August 17, 2018

    Must admit I’m more of a tea person, but I do like a big cup of latte in the morning (which always seems to me just a fancy name for coffee-flavoured milk! 😀 ) I knew it could help reduce cellulite, but never knew it could be effective against sun damage too. I’ll definitely have to try making the coffee scrub…no excuses since I already have all the ingredients!

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      You’re so right, latte really is just a fancy word for coffee-flavoured milk lol. I love it! And I was just as amazed as you are when I found out all of the goodness coffee had to offer our skin. It’s pretty cool. I was honestly interested in making coffee skin care products because I loved the smell. But I’m totally down for all of the extra bonuses. That just makes it a bigger win! I hope that you have fun creating this and enjoy it as much as I do. Let me know what you think 🙂

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    Mama Doc

    August 17, 2018

    This sounds amazing! I am a coffee drinker, so I can’t wait to recycle the grounds and try this! Thanks for this great idea!

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Oh yay! I’m really happy you’re going to try it out Michelle! I hope you have fun putting this together and love it as much as I do. Enjoy!

  11. Reply

    Arnab Majumdar

    August 18, 2018

    This is awesome. Rather than wasting coffee grounds, i can actually use it. Great tip. Thanks.

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      That’s marvelous Arnab! I’m glad you’re excited to try this out. Isn’t it great that you can put those used coffee grounds to good use? Total win! Have fun making it. I hope you adore it 🙂

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    janna

    August 18, 2018

    that’s so interesting! I never knew that coffee applied topically could potentially reverse sun damage and photocarcinogenesis.

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it Janna? I was just as surprised as you are when I found the research that showed coffee’s potential to reverse sun damage. I think that’s so cool. I hope that they do more studies so that we can learn more about this awesome possibility. And I also hope that you treat yourself to a batch of coffee scrub and adore it as much as I do :). Wishing you well!

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    Deserted_Queen

    August 20, 2018

    I am already a coffee lover. Caffeine addict. Now I will save grounds and make this scrub.

    • Reply

      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      I’m so happy you have a whole new way to use and enjoy your coffee! I hope that you have a ton of fun diving into all of the awesome health care benefits and treating yourself to a coffee scrub. Let me know what you think 🙂

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    Aditinona

    August 21, 2018

    Ah, I have tried this earlier and this really works wonder,the best part I like is the fragrance of coffee, as compared to other home made scrubs

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Right? Coffee really does smell like magic! I’m glad it’s not just me ^^. I hope that you make yourself another scrub soon. It’s just an awesome form of self care and so easy to create :). Wishing you well!

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    GlossyCoverEditor

    August 21, 2018

    Honestly, I’ve never heard of this but what an interesting concept!

    • Reply

      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      I hope that you give it a go! It smells like heaven and makes your skin feel so good! I especially love to use this on the regular in the winter time :). Helps to keep my skin happy and moisturized. Have fun making it if you do decide to put it together. I hope that you adore it!

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    katie werthmann

    August 21, 2018

    I love this recipe and im def going to try it! for someone who has never had a cup of coffee in her life, i do like the smell of the beans. are grounded and ground interchangeable? is that a British thing or something? because here grounded p isn’t a term, it’s just ground. but i know overseas from usa things are trickier.

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Hi Katie! I’m so excited for you to try this. I hope you adore it.

      Grounded coffee (or coffee grounds) are just beans that have been pulverized (typically in a coffee grinder) so that they are closer to a powder consistency. You can buy a bag of coffee grounds so that you don’t have to worry about breaking the beans down in a coffee grinder or food processor. That’s what I usually go for since I only use coffee to make self care products.

      I’m not really sure about what term comes from where. I live in Canada if that helps at all. But I also don’t drink coffee and simply did a Keyword Search before writing this post to see what most people were googling when they’re looking for a coffee scrub recipe. But that’s a whole other thing haha. I’m sure you weren’t looking for a blogging lesson when you asked this question!

      I hope that you have tons of fun finding the right coffee for you (I personally love to smell the beans before I choose which one I plan to work with – so much fun!) And I really hope that you adore this as much as I do. Let me know what you think 🙂

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    Des & Jen

    August 21, 2018

    Thanks for sharing this post. Will definitely try it out. <3 Best,
    Des & Jen
    http://www.desjen.com

    • Reply

      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      I hope you guys have a blast testing this out! 🙂 Coffee has so much goodness to offer your skin and smells like heaven – it’s truly wonderful. Enjoy!

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    Kasia Mikolajczak (@KasiaMikola)

    August 21, 2018

    I’ve never thought of making this diy coffee scrub myself but it looks so easy. I’m totally gonna try this. I love scrubs already so this would be so awesome to try.

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      It really is so easy to put together! Which is something I adore. I actually often make batches of this for gifts too (especially around Chritmas time). It’s easy to make tons and share with all of your loved ones! I hope that you have an absolute blast testing this out Kasia! Let me know what you think 🙂

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    Sunrita

    August 22, 2018

    I have been looking for some home made scrub recipes. This one sounds yum and good!

    • Reply

      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      I’m so happy you found what you’re looking for Sunrita! I hope you adore it. Have fun putting it together and spoiling your skin to some coffee goodness <3

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    jalicen

    August 22, 2018

    wow dink know this. Thank you for the info

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      So happy you enjoyed the post Jalicen! I hope you have fun treating yourself to a coffee scrub :).

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    Sheila Price

    August 22, 2018

    I had no idea that coffee was good for your skin! Love this idea…I’ll have to give it a try.

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Isn’t it amazing that coffee has so much to offer our skin? Blew my mind! I was really just hoping to make something with coffee because I love the smell. But I certainly ended up with way more awesome than I originally anticipated! Total win!

      I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do Sheila! Have fun treating yourself to a scrub. There’s a ton of goodness to gain 🙂

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    J

    August 22, 2018

    Anything that smells like coffee is a good recipe in my book. Love a good scrub- definitely trying this one!

    • Reply

      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      The smell is just too good to deny, right? I hope that you adore it as much as I do <3. Let me know what you think 🙂

  23. Reply

    peaceofmel

    August 22, 2018

    I love that this calls for essential oils – I have done coffee scrubs before, but not one like this! Can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      Yes! I personally always love to add essential oils to my homemade skin care products. They’re too awesome to miss out on, right? Which one do you think you’ll use? I hope you love this. Let me know how it goes Mel! 🙂

  24. Reply

    La Shell Reid

    August 22, 2018

    Who knew! I drink coffee on and off but had no idea of the vast amount of benefits you get from it!

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      Sara

      August 23, 2018

      It’s pretty cool what happens when we start to put coffee on our skin. Kind of blew me away! I never drink it but I certainly always have some on hand to use in my skin care routine. I hope that you have a blast discovering this whole new way to enjoy coffee. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you try it out! Have fun!

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    safae

    September 6, 2018

    i always love the tast of coffé and the scrub hhhh ♥

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