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Easy DIY Coffee Scrub For Super Smooth Skin

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Attention Coffee Lovers! If the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is enough to awaken and reenergize you then you are at the right place. I will give you more reasons to love your cup of warm coffee and a genius way of incorporating it into your beauty routine- by whipping up a super simple DIY coffee scrub!

To be honest, I have never been a coffee lover and could not develop the taste for either tea or coffee as a child. The only beverage I consume now is green tea which can also be used to make an antioxidant-rich body scrub. In fact, I commonly use a DIY Green Tea Body Scrub in the shower and had shared its recipe a few days back.

Why use a body scrub?

You are regularly cleansing and moisturizing your skin but it still looks dull. Have you ever wondered why?

It is possible that you are skipping an important step in your skincare routine? A body scrub It is not only a luxurious way of pampering the skin but essential to buff away dead cells and make the skin smoother. I almost fall in love with my skin every time I use a  body scrub as it feels instantly hydrated and soft.

Also, the rubbing action of the scrub improves the blood circulation making your skin appear healthier. Not only that, a scrub deep cleanses the skin and helps in getting rid of all the impurities. Apart from all these benefits, using a body scrub in the shower is an amazingly relaxing experience which is enough to boost your mood.

Benefits of coffee for skin

DIY Coffee Scrub

I agree! It is difficult to imagine this world without coffee.

Do you know that about 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide-every single day!

And, do you know that apart from being a heavenly drink that fills you with a lot of happiness, coffee is an amazing skincare agent too? 🙂

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants that are essential for keeping the skin healthy.These antioxidants protect the skin by fighting free radicals and preventing damage. Coffee is also known to promote the natural renewal of cells making the skin appear brighter and smoother. When applied topically, it helps in depuffing areas of the skin. You can also use coffee as a part of your face masks.

More reasons to love your coffee 🙂

How does a coffee scrub work?

Coffee Grounds are known to be effective exfoliators which slough away dead cells without damaging the skin. It should be noted that a coffee scrub is ideal for use on the body, I find it little harsh for use on the face. It is excellent for promoting blood circulation and revitalizing the skin- giving it the much-needed energy boost!  This antioxidant-rich DIY coffee scrub can be whipped up in minutes with three commonly available ingredients in your pantry- sugar, coffee, and olive oil.

Sugar– Sugar scrubs are simply luxurious and so perfect for pampering the skin. Sugar particles act as exfoliators that slough away dead cells and leave you with clean, fresh skin. You might remember the DIY lip scrub recipes I had shared a few days back. Some of those scrubs also use sugar to exfoliate dead skin and make lips appear soft and supple.

Olive OilOlive oil is rich in fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A which makes it ideal for use on the skin. It is a fabulous moisturizer that penetrates the skin and softens it from within. Like coffee, olive oil is full of antioxidants that prevent fine lines and restore skin elasticity. It is excellent for use in your skin care and hair care routine. You can also use coconut oil in place of olive oil in this recipe.

DIY Coffee Scrub

DIY Coffee Scrub

 

Ingredients

Four Tablespoons Coffee Grounds

Four Tablespoons Sugar

Two Tablespoons Olive Oil

Instructions
  1.  Mix coffee grounds and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add olive oil to get the desired consistency.
  3. Use on the body in circular motions to get rid of dead cells.
  4. Wash off and follow with a moisturizer.
DIY Coffee Scrub

This invigorating DIY coffee scrub is excellent for pampering the skin and keeping it healthy. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to this scrub and instantly boost your experience into a spa-worthy one. Since this scrub uses olive oil, you will have to be careful while using it in the shower as it can get slippery. Do not forget to use a hydrating body lotion immediately after the shower. The best time to use a lotion or a body butter is when the skin is still damp.

Try this DIY Coffee Scrub at home and share your experience with us in the comments section below!

Have a beauty tip or a recipe that you would like to share? Write to us at gorgeousmantra@gmail.com to be featured on the website.

 

Vasundhra Singh

33 Comments

  1. Jhilmil

    Wow, I would love to use this coffee scrub even on my face, but can we use on acne? If not, can you suggest any scrub/home mask for acne?

    17 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      This scrub can be harsh on the face if you have really sensitive skin. Oatmeal mixed with honey is a gentler option and it will work both as a scrub and a nourishing mask. Although this remedy will work on acne, it would be better to do a patch test first.

      19 . Nov . 2017
  2. Maro Akamatra

    Since giving up coffee years ago I can’t stand the smell of it. I have friends who would love this scrub though.

    17 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks Maro, If you want, you can substitute coffee with green tea in this recipe to make a green tea scrub. I hope your friends like this coffee scrub!

      19 . Nov . 2017
  3. rachelonroute

    Oh my gosh – I would never have thought of doing this! I’m a coffee fiend so this sounds absolutely wonderful! I might try this at the weekend 🙂

    17 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks Rachel! I am sure you will love this coffee scrub!

      19 . Nov . 2017
  4. toastycritic

    Coffee is just pretty amazing. And it’s cool that it can be so versatile. My daughter really does love those coffee ground facial scrubs.

    18 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Great to hear that your daughter loves coffee scrubs. It is wonderful for use on the skin!

      19 . Nov . 2017
  5. Elisha Fernandez

    I’m not a coffee person and I don’t drink or use it (makes me nauseous just to smell it) but I love scrubs. I bet I can use cocoa powder in it and have the same results too.

    18 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      I am sure a cocoa scrub will smell heavenly. Thanks for reading Elisha!

      19 . Nov . 2017
  6. jossynana

    I am am mad fun of diys as really store bought products dont work for me as i am really about the ‘let me try and see’ kind of life. i am really in for this coffee scrub, i love this and thanks for sharing as i really will try it out. Thanks for sharing .

    18 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks Jossy! The coffee scrub really worked for me, hope you like it too!

      19 . Nov . 2017
  7. Jess

    I love a good coffee scrub! I find them much less intense than the salt scrubs I usually use.

    19 . Nov . 2017
  8. Sivjini

    Coffee scrub is a really good for skin. I use them almost every week. This works well as a face scrub too!

    20 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks Sivjini!

      20 . Nov . 2017
  9. BriaLJ

    This is absolutely brilliant! I love the smell of coffee and I’ve heard rumors of it being an amazing exfolliant. Definately I have to try this soon.

    21 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks Bria 🙂 ! Coffee is also rich in antioxidants and great for the skin!

      22 . Nov . 2017
  10. SMKoenig

    I used to do coffee scrubs a lot years ago because I just got too busy but you’ve inspired me to pick up this habit again. I like the idea of mixing it with sugar and olive oil. I didn’t even think to add these ingredients before when I was doing it.

    22 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks :-). In fact, you can use any oil that suits your skin. I generally use olive oil as it is good for most skin types!

      22 . Nov . 2017
  11. Rosie Romance

    Thanks for sharing your DIY coffee scrub recipe! I’ve used store-bought coffee scrubs before but never tried to make my own. Maybe I’ll have a go this weekend 🙂

    Rosie

    http://www.rosieromance.com

    22 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks Rosie. I am sure you will like it! 🙂

      22 . Nov . 2017
  12. Aditya

    Sounds awesome for women. But I wonder is these applies for men also? If it is, I want to try it.

    22 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Yes Aditya! You can use this DIY scrub for exfoliating dead cells. Try it once and share your feedback! 🙂

      22 . Nov . 2017
  13. graceherjourney

    I need to try this for sure! The combination of coffee and olive oil should give a really great result. Thanks for sharing this scrub.

    23 . Nov . 2017
  14. Claire (@clairebeary94)

    This is so true, my mom told me facemask with actually coffee scrub is effective. And it actually is, there are so many benefits to it, especially exfoliation!

    23 . Nov . 2017
  15. theShugrHeds

    This recipe sounds delicious! You could put half on your skin and half on a slice of toast! Seriously though, it’s a great form of recycling and I bet your skin feels wonderful after. I will make this for my wife on Saturday (she has a bath with wine, chocs and netflix!)

    23 . Nov . 2017
  16. Louise x (@withlovefromlou)

    I love a good body scrub, but I’ve never made my own!! This one sounds amazing, though. I’m going to have to give making it a try 🙂

    Louise x

    24 . Nov . 2017
  17. Sonam

    Easy .. ill def try it

    11 . Dec . 2017
  18. Sarmistha Goswami

    I am definitely a coffee lover and I didn’t know coffee had any use other than drinking! This scrub looks delicious! I could eat it, but instead I will try to use it as a scrub for a change 🙂

    16 . Dec . 2017
  19. Sadaf

    Always on look out for organic homemade body scrub, will try this. I love that there’s olive oil in to smoothen the skin while also rubbing the dirt away.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  20. Soonjoo

    I’m coffee lover I have tried coconut sugar scrub but never thought of using coffee! I should save coffe grinds after having coffee every morning! That’s perfect idea!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  21. Ana De-Jesus

    I adore the smell of coffee and while I can only have decaf coffee to drink, I can definitely use it as a scrub for my skin. How often would you recommend to use it on my face or body? x

    21 . Dec . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Hello Ana, I prefer to use this scrub on my body once a week. However, I don’t use it on my face, it is little harsh for facial skin.

      21 . Dec . 2017

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