Homemade Coffee Body and Face Scrub

We spend a lot of time taking care of our body internally from working out to eating healthier foods. But we often forget to take care of our largest organ, our skin! Adults carry roughly 8 lbs around and yet we don’t pay nearly as much attention to the importance and role of the skin. Skin protects us and acts as a first defense to ouside free radicals. Why wouldn’t we want to take care of it? Well this easy homemade coffee body and face scrub may be just what your skin needs.

Homemade Coffee Scrub with Coconut Oil

Reap the Benefits

Benefits of Coffee

  • Reduces redness and inflammation.
  • Contains antioxidants to detox skin from damaging free radicals.
  • Exfoliates skin and brightens by sloughing off dead skin cells.
  • Improves circulation.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

  • Acts as a natural antibacterial and antifungal treatment (good for acne and other bacterial skin disorders).
  • Moisturizes and softens skin. 
  • Contains antioxidants that protect skin and fight against free radicals.

I love the benefits of coconut oil especially for it’s antibacterial properties. I recently developed a mild form of folliculitis, where my forehead will break out in little bumps usually caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (one of the most common bacteria species in our environment and everyday lives). Since developing this I’ve been trying natural remedies to help me rid this condition. I notice gradual improvement when using coconut scrubs and exfoliating my skin. Although I cannot say that this can treat folliculitis, I can say it helped me tremendously and I have seen the benefits with my personal use.

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Shall we get on to the coffee scrub? 

Get ready for this ridiculously easy 1:1 ratio recipe. So whether you are giving this as a gift or using this as part of your own routine, you can make as little or as much as you like. 

Homemade Coffee Scrub with Coconut OilIngredients

  1. Organic Coffee
  2. Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 
  3. Jar for storing


  1. Mix equal parts of coffee grounds and coconut oil together until mixed together completely (you can melt the coconut oil if desired but preferebly on the stove).
  2. Store in air tight container.
  3. Apply on face and scrub in circular motion.
  4. Leave on 5-10 mins.
  5. Rinse with warm water and towel dry.
  6. Use 1-2 times per week or as desired. 

Homemade Coffee Scrub with Coconut OilWhat are some of your favorite natural skin care treatments? 

Have you tried a natural coffee scrub before?

Do you use coconut oil for anything else besides skin care?

Let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear from you. 🙂

Happy scrubbing!

homemade coffee scrub with coconut oil


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  1. April 19, 2016 / 6:54 PM

    That photo is so cute!! I must try this! Thank you for sharing.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:43 PM

      Thank you! I hope you like it 🙂

  2. Anna
    April 19, 2016 / 7:32 PM

    I am all about the DIY at-home beauty products and care. After our long winters here in Chicago a body scrub is a must. My skin really needs a good, healthy exfoliation and a dose of moisture. Great post! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:42 PM

      Oh I feel ya! My lower legs get so dry in the winter. Coconut oil anything is a must for repair. 🙂

  3. April 19, 2016 / 7:48 PM

    This seems super useful. 😀 I’d love to make some of this.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:41 PM

      It is! 🙂 And so easy to make. I use it about 3X a week.

  4. April 19, 2016 / 8:57 PM

    Well this scrub is easy enough to make and use

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:40 PM

      So easy a caveman could do it haha 😉

  5. Bethany
    April 19, 2016 / 11:18 PM

    I have both these things in my house right now!! Awesome recipe 🙂

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:40 PM

      You’ve got to try it! It’s so easy to make 🙂

  6. April 20, 2016 / 1:05 AM

    Ooh, this would be so awesome to make!

    xoxo, Jenny

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:39 PM

      It is and so easy too!

  7. April 20, 2016 / 3:38 AM

    The recipe seems very easy and effective! Great post!


    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:38 PM

      Thank you! It’s so easy to make. 🙂

  8. April 20, 2016 / 3:47 AM

    DIY coffee scrubs are my fav! I normally use them on my body though, so I should try using it on my face too! Once I took a green tea bath and used my coffee body scrub all over, and I seriously felt like an Energizer bunny. Perhaps a caffeine overload? Ha ha

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:38 PM

      Oh my goodness! haha Green tea bath? I’ve never heard of that! Caffeine is so good for you skin though! Gotta get all the benefits you can. I was kinda nervous to use on my face, thinking it might be too oily from the coconut oil but it was surprisingly just soft after I used a towel to dry my face. 🙂

  9. April 20, 2016 / 5:12 AM

    I LOVE coffee body scrubs! They are so great for your skin!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:36 PM

      I know! My skin was so soft after. 🙂

  10. April 20, 2016 / 1:03 PM

    I would totally do that on my feet, heels specifically. They could use some TLC!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:35 PM

      That’s a great idea! I’m going to use it on my legs next. I have such dry skin from the winter especially on my lower legs.

  11. April 20, 2016 / 2:54 PM

    I love this! I’m having a whole coffee week on my blog at the moment. I’m going to share this to FB!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 4:34 PM

      I’m glad you like it! Oh! I’m going to have to pop over to your blog and check out the coffee week 🙂

  12. April 20, 2016 / 6:01 PM

    I love making homemade body scrubs! I have a sugar one I have been using for years. I definitely love the idea of using coffee. Caffeine really is so good for the skin!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 11:51 PM

      I want to make a sugar scrub next! Maybe add some sugar to this perhaps? haha There is so many ways to make scrubs!

  13. April 20, 2016 / 6:03 PM

    How simple and awesome is this!? Love that it is only two ingredients and such a healthy and great way to take care of your skin. – Katy

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 11:51 PM

      I know! I’m a sucker for simplicity. 🙂

  14. April 20, 2016 / 9:16 PM

    I loveee coffe and coconut oil mask too, so glad to see that you are the same way! Just love how soft and fresh the skin feels right after using it 🙂
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 / 11:52 PM

      I seriously couldn’t stop touching my skin lol

  15. April 21, 2016 / 12:56 AM

    Damn I just got a scrub from the store! :/ However, I am still going to try this one.. I have heard great things about coffee as an exfoliator but never thought of combining it with coconut oil. I love coconut oil btw and use it for both hair/skin. Totally loving the last pic- you look adorable 🙂 Hope you are having a good week!

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 21, 2016 / 4:51 PM

      Oh no! haha Well you can never have too many scrubs 😉 I love coconut oil too! I use it for most my cooking and I also want to try oil pulling next 🙂 haha Thanks I was totally goofing off. I hope you have a good week too!

  16. April 21, 2016 / 1:59 AM

    I would totally love to make this. I need to try this. Maybe I will make some for my mom for Mother’s Day.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 21, 2016 / 4:52 PM

      That would make a perfect gift 🙂

  17. Janette R
    April 21, 2016 / 7:31 PM

    Does it have to be organic coffee or can it be regular coffee?

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      April 21, 2016 / 8:12 PM

      Hi Janette, if you can. You can use regular but it should be a high quality coffee. Your skin absorbs 65%-85% of what is on it and what comes in contact with it. So if the coffee has been treated with chemicals and pesticides(non-organic) then your skin is absorbing that. But if you don’t have access to organic coffee then normal coffee with still help exfoliate and give you the anti-inflammation benefits 🙂 Hope this helps.

  18. Leslie Rossi
    April 24, 2016 / 5:56 AM

    haven’t tried a coffee scrub before but this looks really easy!

  19. May 7, 2016 / 12:55 AM

    I will have to refer this onto my sister and mother since coffee is a priority in the morning and this can be part of their routine. A nice, helpful post Christine!

  20. December 13, 2016 / 2:04 AM

    Great thoughts with an amazing explanation. And it is very clear and useful too. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

  21. Rebecca
    May 1, 2017 / 8:03 AM

    How long of a shelf life? It would be great as a mothers day gift.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 2, 2017 / 11:01 AM

      2 months 🙂 If you refrigerate it then it can last a little longer. About 3 months. This would definitely be perfect for Mother’s Day. 🙂

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