Tighten & Tone: Homemade Coconut Coffee Body Scrub

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Recently, I seem to be inexplicably intrigued by coffee. I don’t drink coffee. I can’t. I’ve tried. It makes me jittery. But I love the way it smells… the way it looks… I love exploring different coffee shops, too. So when I came across the idea of creating a body scrub using ground coffee, you know I was all in.

Homemade coconut coffee body scru

This scrub is made from just 4 — natural — ingredients: ground coffee, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, and ground cinnamon. Try to buy everything organic, if possible. So, let’s talk benefits!

Coffee is rich in antioxidants, making it an awesome anti-inflammatory ingredient. It contains caffeine, which draws out excess moisture from your skin, causing it to look and feel smoother and firmer. In this scrub, coffee acts as a mild exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and exposing fresh, soft skin.

Coconut oil is one of our favorite natural beauty ingredients over here. It’s incredibly moisturizing and filled with vitamins and minerals, which it locks securely into your skin.

Coconut palm sugar acts as a second exfoliant in this scrub. For more of a deep exfoliation, you can use a sugar with

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a coarser texture, like organic cane sugar.

Cinnamon helps to clear your skin of any bacteria. It also brings blood to the surface of the skin, helping to smooth out any lines that may be present.

Homemade coconut coffee body scrub

Ingredients:

1/2 cup ground coffee
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To make the scrub, mix all of the ingredients together until well-combined. If your coconut oil is solid, gently heat it until it melts, but wait for it to go back to room temperature before adding the other ingredients. This is to ensure that your exfoliants don’t dissolve in the oil! Once mixed, store your scrub in an air-tight container.

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I was actually in awe about how smooth and moisturized this scrub left my skin when I first tried it. Then, I had a little extra on my finger, so I tasted it. I thought, “Why not? It’s made with edible ingredients!” You guys, it’s delicious. So I had another little taste. And then maybe one more. About a half hour later I totally regretted doing that — I told you, caffeine makes me jittery! — but for those of you who can actually handle caffeine… it wouldn’t hurt to have a little taste during your morning shower. That’s all. Enjoy!

Homemade coconut coffee body scrub

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Comments

Laura -January 14, 2014, 8:58AM

I just made this and it was super easy! I actually used just plain white refined sugar ( I know it isn’t exactly natural/organic) but I had all the other ingredients so I just went for it. I haven’t used it in the shower yet, but I did use it on my hands and its great! The oil is super hydrating and locks in the scent of the coffee. I feel like I’ve been in a coffee shop all day!

Anonymous -January 14, 2014, 9:56AM

I’ve been exfoliating with coffee for a while now and absolutely I love it!!! I grind the coffee on the espresso setting so it’s less aggressive on your skin (ya don’t wanna scratch your skin!) and then I use muscovado sugar because it’s what glycolic acid is made from, which is what’s used in facial peels. It’s amazing how good your skin feels after exfoliating. Also lemon juice alone is great too if you have sensitive skin because it’s less abrasive or organic apple cider vinegar <3
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Juliette Laura -January 14, 2014, 10:53AM

Oh my goodness this seriously must smell incredible.

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Juliette Laura -January 14, 2014, 10:54AM

(and it cracks me up that you ate some!)

Madisyn Fecko -January 14, 2014, 11:20AM

I love this post! I’ll be making this ASAP.

xxx

abby -January 14, 2014, 1:18PM

SO excited to try this! I’ve been on the hunt for a great coffee scrub. Thanks FP!

Cecilia -January 14, 2014, 1:43PM

Tried something similar to this &loved it! I love the DIY products (:

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http://wierdshaped.blogspot.co.at/ -January 15, 2014, 4:05AM

Oh dude, this looks sticky and interesting. Worth a try!

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Milka -January 15, 2014, 4:24PM

It’s almost self-tanning season. I gotta try this exfoliator!

Whitney -January 16, 2014, 3:30PM

Love this!! I have all of these things in my cupboard too! I know wha time making tonight!

Robyn -January 20, 2014, 10:31AM

I made this and it is rock hard, i know scrubs are supposed to be stiff but i can barely get this out of the tub i put it in…..what did i do wrong???

Ariana -January 22, 2014, 3:10PM

I’m typically allergic to coconut oil (when I eat it my stomach hurts)… do you think this would give me a problem? I want to try it it looks amazing!

Brenna -February 9, 2014, 8:04PM

I made this and it’s AMAZING. This scrub is a great exfoliant and the coconut oil left my skin moisturized and super soft. This worked so well it’s going to be my go-to scrub.

Elena -February 10, 2014, 11:22AM

Just made it and can’t wait to try it out!

Quick question- how long can i keep it for? I am storing it in an airtight container…

Thanks :)

renae -February 21, 2014, 9:20PM

I personally use lavender and coconut oil with my coffee grounds with it but it works great :)
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renae -February 21, 2014, 9:23PM

You can generally keep it for awhile as long as it’s kept in an airtight container in the fridge but i always make just enough to use. http://happyhealthytips.weebly.com/

keessa -March 5, 2014, 5:27PM

This honestly works wonderfully and it left my skin feeling so soft and smooth. I adore the smell of coffee. Might mix in some vanilla essential oil.

Alexis -March 6, 2014, 12:47PM

I’ve been told it’s bad to put coffee grounds down the drain…Wouldn’t this clog up your tub?

Darlene -March 20, 2014, 9:19AM

I absolutely love this body scrub and it’s the only one I ever use. 100% natural with the benefits from each ingredient and so simple to make.

jessenia -April 11, 2014, 1:57PM

I’ve been adding ground ginger to mine, just cuz I know it’s really good for u…. does anyone know if there are any benefits to that in the scrub?

Gardenia -April 15, 2014, 5:52PM

Can I use this on my face?

Ashley -April 22, 2014, 8:29PM

Is it ok to use instant coffee?

Aurora -April 22, 2014, 10:47PM

What about your drains?

Do you use one of those hair-catcher screens, or what?

seems like it would only take a few times of this treatment to clog up the pipes from the shower to the sewer…that would be nasty!

Renee -April 23, 2014, 3:04PM

My favourite diy facial scrub is I mash up half an avocado and sprinkle in about a teaspoon or so of fine cornmeal. It’s just the right consistency and doesn’t scratch your delicate facial skin.

Gemma -May 3, 2014, 12:06AM

Just whipped this bad boy up. Haven’t tried it yet but it looks like just what my dry and scaly skin needs. And I had a taste! Seriously yummy haha

Peets K Cups -May 12, 2014, 12:31PM

Dream catchers look cool but they always give me a weird vibe. Idk how to describe it.

Hannah -May 15, 2014, 9:45AM

I made this scrub using folgers breakfast blend, coconut oil, almond extract and Vietnamese cinnamon. It works so well and smells great, I even use it on my face. The only thing about this scrub is the vietnamese cinnamon, its extremely strong so be careful how much you use. I made a big enough batch for my entire body and only put in a tablespoon. My entire downstairs smells great though :D

Lindsey -May 15, 2014, 3:36PM

Do you used used coffee grounds or fresh?

Grace -May 20, 2014, 8:55PM

Just made it and it smell divine! So delish. Cant wait to put it on my skin!

Betty -June 4, 2014, 12:45PM

I just used this recipe and LOVED it on my skin. What I wasn’t prepared for and don’t know how to resolve is the mess. I didn’t want it clogging up my drain and it was kind of messy putting it on, so I rubbed my skin with it before i got into the shower caught most of the coffee grinds in a towel I was standing on. What is the answer to the coffee grinds clogging your drain? I ‘ve seen it asked a couple of times and no one has addressed it. I don’t like the mess it leaves when I use it and I don’t want to put it on in the shower for fear of clogging my 100 yr old home’s drains.

Maggie -June 23, 2014, 2:33PM

wouldn’t that get slippery and put you an a risk of falling in the shower?

Kelley -June 28, 2014, 1:28AM

This Scrub is Amazing!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I used the organic cane sugar instead of the cocoa b/c I did not have any More and Organic Coconut oil along with the rest of the ingredients. I got in the (dry) tub and Started Massaging it all over. My Fiancé was kind enough to do my back. My skin feels Super

Ebony -June 30, 2014, 7:22PM

Hi I’m definitely looking forward to making this scrub. However I do not have a expression machine of any sort to ground the coffee so I was wondering what brand or kind of coffee should I use?

Xoxo,(:

Andrea Hudson -July 2, 2014, 9:46PM

Yeah coffee scrubs are so neat and invigorating. The first time I tried it I was shocked at how alive my skin felt, I later found out that our body absorbs caffeine. I tried making mine with shea butter, avocado oil and other goodies. It made my skin oh so soft. I suffer from dry hands and feet and it literally transformed how they look and feel.

If you want some ideas about different oils and scents that you can use in your scrub you can go here to see how I make mine–> http://turtlecreekstore.weebly.com/exfoliants.html

For example has anyone tried adding Peppermint Oil for a Minty Mocha scent? Smells so amazing!

River Veda -July 7, 2014, 3:11AM

Is it? I am seriously was not aware of that we can make a scrub by using coffee seeds. Its amazing and will help both way, as scrubber and as facial mask.

Mimi -July 25, 2014, 12:40AM

Can’t wait to try this diy!

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