DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Rub-a-dub-dub, I like caffeine in my scrub!

I am a huge fan of everything DIY and an even bigger fan of upcycling. Combine the two and I am in urban-hippy heaven.

One of my favourite homemade concoctions is a body scrub made with used coffee grinds. Not only is this scrub a great way to reuse ingredients, incredibly simple to make, all-natural, and micro-bead free, but the caffeine in the coffee also helps to promote circulation (take that cellulite!), while the pigments in the coffee help give fair skin a summer glow. Can you say, win-win!

Coffee Body Scrub



  • 1 cup medium ground, cooled, used coffee grinds (I used Ethical Bean, “Lush”)
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil (helps to add extra moisture)
  • Empty glass, air-tight jar (I used an old Nuts To You, nut butter jar)


  1. Allow coffee grinds to cool enough to touch.
  2. Drain excess moisture – a firm pat with a paper towel works great.
  3. Add coffee grinds, sugar, and oil to empty jar.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Apply in shower or bath and scrub on skin in cirrcular motions.


  • Stores at room temperature 2-3 weeks.
  • After using, dry off with dark towel to avoid any towel stains.


So get grindin’ and get your summer glow on with this easy-peasy DIY recipe for silky skin! :-)



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