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Homemade Coffee Body Scrub
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Makes 1 treatment


  • 4 tablespoon coffee grounds cooled, wet or dried
  • 2 tablespoon oil or water coconut, olive, sweet almond oil, etc.
  • 4 drops essential oils optional


  • Combine oil (and essential oil(s), if using) or water and coffee grounds in a small bowl. You may need to adjust the amount of oil/water, depending on how wet your coffee grounds are (or on the coarseness of your coffee). It should be a wet paste (as you can see in the picture), but not runny!
  • Jump into the shower. After washing, apply body scrub wherever needed. You can give your whole body a nice massage and scrub!
    For cellulite treatment: Massage coffee scrub vigorously (as much as you can tolerate! Don’t irritate your skin—you don’t want to hurt yourself!) in a circular motion on affected areas (usually thighs and/or bottom). Leave out sensitive areas.
  • Rinse thoroughly. A little redness is normal because you’ve just increased the blood flow—that’s what we wanted to achieve!
  • Finish with a moisturiser of your choice. I just use coconut oil or almond oil (because of its soothing properties), but use whatever you prefer.


  • If you have leftovers, keep them in an airtight container or a glass jar (that’s best when using essential oils) in the fridge. If using a glass jar like I do just be careful with it in the shower ;).
  • You could add raw sugar to the coffee scrub to make it coarser and to enhance the peeling effect. I find, however, that you don’t need to. The coffee grounds are enough for my skin.