If you’re a coffee lover, this DIY coffee body scrub is perfect for you! Using ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, it’s easy to put together and will make your bathroom smell like a coffee house.
The fine-grained texture of coffee grounds makes a great exfoliant and the perfect ingredient in a homemade scrub. The grounds work to gently remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate and boost circulation. The caffeine in the coffee grounds can also help plump and tighten the skin, temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite.
I like doing this scrub before I apply a sunless tanner so it goes on smoothly, and sometimes I make a small batch to give as a gift to one of my girlfriends!
1/2 cup freshly ground coffee (fresh grounds are best, but used dry grounds will work too)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or oil of your preference)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Tip: Choose fine grounds over large grounds, as the large are more coarse and can be too harsh for sensitive or delicate skin.
1. Mix together 1/2 cup fresh ground coffee and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
2. Add 1/2 cup coconut oil into the coffee mixture and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
3. Mix until well combined.
4. Gently rub the mixture over your body—avoid areas around the eyes. Leave it on for several minutes. Rinse thoroughly, and enjoy silky smooth skin!
Tip: I like to do this scrub in the shower because it can be a bit messy, but when doing that, be careful! The oil can make the floor of your shower a bit slippery.