While that morning cup of coffee kickstarts your day, did you know it can also kickstart your skincare routine? If you’re a fellow coffee lover, then you’re going to love this. A DIY coffee scrub can be a great way to revitalize, exfoliate your skin, and practice self care.
Not only is a Coffee Scrub a fantastic way to repurpose used coffee grounds, but it is a super easy DIY project.
Learn how to create this quick and easy DIY scrub from scratch.
Here’s What You’ll Need
To make your own coffee exfoliating scrub at home, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup Coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup Brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- Optional – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or cooking vanilla
- Mixing bowl
- Glass jar with lid
DIY Coffee Exfoliating Scrub
Gather the ingredients. Measure the desired amount of coffee grounds, brown sugar, and coconut oil.
In a mixing bowl, combine the ½ cup coffee grounds, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and ½ cup brown sugar. Mix well to ensure that the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Transfer the scrub into a clean, airtight container to help preserve it.
Your scrub is now ready to be used! If you don’t plan to use it immediately, keep it stored in a cool area or fridge, and it should last a few weeks.
Why make your own scrub?
Coffee exfoliating scrubs combine the exfoliating properties of coffee grounds and brown sugar with the moisturizing benefits of coconut oil. The scrub helps to physically remove dead skin cells, bacteria, and dirt, unclog pores (especially if you are struggling with acne), and promote cell turnover.
But the benefits don’t stop there. Coffee grounds are rich in antioxidants and have natural exfoliating properties that enhance circulation and may even reduce the appearance of cellulite. Brown sugar, a natural exfoliant, helps slough off dead skin cells, while coconut oil provides essential moisture, leaving your skin supple and radiant.
And lastly, it is a lot more cost-effective to make your own skin rub versus buying the product in the store. Plus, you are able to control the ingredients and know exactly what you put on your skin.
Can I use a coffee exfoliating scrub if I have acne-prone skin?
Yes, a coffee exfoliating scrub can be beneficial for acne-prone skin. The coffee grounds and brown sugar help to exfoliate the skin gently, unclog pores, and remove dead skin cells. However, it’s always best to consult a dermatologist if you have concerns about using a coffee exfoliating scrub on acne-prone skin.
Can I use a coffee exfoliating scrub on my face?
Yes, you can use a coffee exfoliating scrub on your face. However, it’s essential to be gentle and avoid applying too much pressure. The skin on your face is more delicate than your body’s, so take extra care when exfoliating. If you have sensitive skin or any active skin conditions, it’s best to consult with a dermatologist before using a coffee exfoliating scrub on your face.
Can I use a coffee exfoliating scrub if I have dry skin?
Yes, a coffee exfoliating scrub can be beneficial for dry skin. Combining coffee grounds, brown sugar, and coconut oil provides gentle exfoliation and deep hydration, leaving your skin soft, smooth, and moisturized. However, following up with a moisturizer or body lotion to lock in hydration after using the scrub is important.
How long can it be stored?
The coffee scrub can be stored for a few weeks in a cool place or in the refrigerator.
Not interested in trying this DIY?
Here are some coffee scrub alternatives you might enjoy.
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Tamara White is the creator and founder of The Thrifty Apartment, a home decor and DIY blog that focuses on affordable and budget-friendly home decorating ideas and projects. Tamara documents her home improvement journey, love of thrifting, tips for space optimization, and creating beautiful spaces.