This 3-ingredient homemade coffee body scrub is super simple to make and nourishing for dry skin. A coffee scrub is great for exfoliating your skin and removing dead skin cells – but also gentle.
3-Ingredient Coffee Body Scrub Recipe
There are so many reasons to love coffee. Personally, I love it when I’m drinking it 3-4 times a day (judgment-free zone, okay?!)
I also enjoy making coffee mocha lip scrub with it! It only made sense that I make a coffee body scrub, too.
Coffee Body Scrub is:
- Great for dry skin
- Made with everyday kitchen ingredients
Benefits of Using a Body Scrub
Exfoliating your skin with body scrub has many benefits. Not only does exfoliating make your skin look more lively and rejuvenated, it removes those dead skin cells that clog your pores.
Removing dead skin cells helps your foundation go on smoother (if you wear makeup), and allows spray tan to settle into your skin evenly (if you spray tan). Getting rid of dead skin can also fight the signs of aging.
Though there is no shortage of body scrub products on the shelves at the drug store, you can easily make your own body scrub.
Coffee grounds are slightly abrasive but still gentle as a skin exfoliator – which is why it’s one of my favorite body scrub ingredients. Brown sugar is a little more abrasive than coffee grounds, but definitely not pain-inducing like some sea salt scrubs can be (why?!). The sticky sugar helps the body scrub to stick together, along with the moisturizing oil.
How to Use Coffee Scrub
I recommend using a body scrub in the shower first thing before you wash with soap because there will be a slight residue left on your body that you will need to wash/rinse off.
Take about a tablespoon at a time in your palms and rub in circular motions onto your skin. I use about 3-4 tablespoons each time I exfoliate to scrub my entire body – except for my face. If you’re acne prone, I don’t recommend using coconut oil on your face as it may clog pores.
Rinse off and wash body as usual.
Be very cautious as the oil in the body scrub may make your tub or shower floor slippery.
Do I use fresh or used coffee grounds for this recipe? You can use either.
Is it safe to put coffee grounds on my face? Yes, as long as you are not personally sensitive to it, it’s fine for most people and can be very beneficial.
Will the coconut oil clog my drains? It’s definitely possible. I have never had this issue and recommend letting the hot water continue to run for at least 5 minutes after rinsing off the body scrub. If it is a concern for you, you can absolutely use a different type of oil (grapeseed oil is also great for skin!)
Can I use this coffee scrub as a face scrub? You can, but I would use an oil that doesn’t clog pores like hemp oil or grapeseed oil.
If you aren’t a coffee drinker, maybe you will like this Simple Sugar Body Scrub recipe.
- 1/2 cup coffee grounds
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
- Use as directed above.
- Store any leftover coffee scrub the fridge (to prevent mold) and use the rest within two weeks.