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DIY Coffee Scrub Recipes For Smoother Skin

A warm cup of coffee in the morning is perfect for waking up your senses. However, do you know it can also work as a pick-me-up for your skin? Well, a DIY coffee scrub can be your way to refreshing and bright skin. Coffee scrubs smell heavenly and feel equally good on your skin. They are mild, exfoliate your skin gently, make it soft and smooth, and remove dry patches. So, next time, do not throw away the coffee grounds. Instead, use them to prepare coffee scrubs.

DIY Coffee Scrub Recipes For Smoother Skin - AEQUA

Benefits Of A Coffee Scrub

  • Sloughs Off Dead Skin Cells - And reveals new, brighter, and smoother skin underneath. Using a coffee scrub all over your body and face during the shower automatically makes your skin soft to touch. Not to mention the invigorating aroma of coffee – it is enough to awaken your senses.

  • Helps In Improving Circulation - A coffee face/body scrub improves circulation to different body parts. Improved circulation means your cells are getting more oxygen and nutrients, which, in turn, makes your skin glow.

  • Tightens The Skin - Coffee is an excellent scrub – it clears all the dirt and dead cells from the skin and boosts cell regeneration. Scrubbing not only improves the appearance of your skin but also tightens it. The cell regeneration process also helps in reducing dark spots and uneven skin tone.

  • Prevents Aging - Exposure to UV rays causes photoaging, but applying a coffee scrub to your face can reverse that. It prevents wrinkles and fine lines and protects your skin from photoaging.

  • Reduces Cellulite - Yes. Coffee helps in eliminating the appearance of cellulite on your skin. A study found that caffeine could aid cellulite reduction when applied topically to different body parts - Source.

5 DIY Coffee Scrub Recipes

Coffee And Sugar Scrub

Coffee tightens the skin and is an excellent exfoliant while olive oil helps in keeping the skin nourished and moisturized. This scrub contains antioxidants that boost skin health and keep it glowing.

Ingredient List:

  • 2 tablespoons coffee grounds

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl and mix well.

  2. Use it to scrub your face and body during the shower.

  3. Store the rest in a glass jar and use within a month.

Coffee And Coconut Oil Scrub

Coffee removes dead skin cells, and lemon juice brightens your skin. Yogurt and coconut oil nourish and moisturize your skin. This scrub is incredibly refreshing and makes your skin soft and smooth.

Ingredient List:

  • 2 tablespoons coffee grounds (use fresh coffee grounds)

  • ¼ cup yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • Juice of ½ lemon


In a glass bowl, mix all the ingredients. Use the mixture to scrub your face and body. Let it sit for 1-15 minutes. Wash it off in the shower.

Coffee And Cinnamon Full Body Scrub

The ingredients in the body scrub exfoliate dead skin cells gently and make your skin look healthy after the first use. Coffee eliminates excess oil while cinnamon has antibacterial properties that keep infections and irritation at bay.

Ingredient List:

  • ½ cup coffee ground

  • ¼ cup coconut oil

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder


  1. Melt the coconut oil (if it is solid).

  2. Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl and let the mixture cool down a bit.

  3. Make sure that the coffee doesn’t dissolve completely in the oil.

  4. Store the mixture in an airtight jar and apply all over your body during the shower.

  5. Scrub for no longer than 10-15 minutes.

Coffee And Banana Feet And Legs Scrub

Want to keep your feet pretty? Then, this scrub is all they need. Banana can be a bit messy, but it makes the skin on your feet smooth, and the coffee grounds slough away the dead skin cells. Kosher salt kills bacteria and leaves your feet refreshed.

Ingredient List:

  • ¼ cup coffee grounds

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ ripe banana

  • ½ cup kosher salt


  1. Mash the banana and mix all the ingredients in it. Blend well.

  2. Apply all over your legs and feet.

  3. Massage gently for 15 minutes.

  4. Leave it on for 10 more minutes and then wash with warm water.

Coffee And Aloe Vera Scrub

Aloe Vera is extremely soothing and calming. It hydrates your skin and helps it feel relaxed. A good massage with this scrub stimulates the cells and gives your skin a healthy and natural glow.

Ingredient List:

  • ¼ cup coffee grounds

  • 3 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel


  1. Mix both the ingredients.

  2. Apply the scrub to your face or body and massage for 10 minutes.

  3. Leave it on for 10 minutes.

  4. Wash it off.


Coffee is not just a great pick-me-up in the morning, but it also has plenty of benefits for your skin. Making your own DIY coffee scrub with natural ingredients at home is healthy for your skin in the long run. Incorporating homemade coffee scrubs into your skincare routine will remove dead skin, improve blood circulation, tighten your skin, and slow down aging. You can make your coffee scrub with simple ingredients such as sugar, honey, Aloe Vera, or Shea butter to leave you with smooth, glowing, and healthy skin.

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