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Easy DIY ‘Beach Body’ Coffee Scrub

We are MAJOR skincare fans, but tbh, we kinda feel like the face is a bit of an attention hog.

Sure, we all wanna put our best face forward, but we want to be sure to nourish all the skin we’re in! Since rising temperatures have us planning beach and pool days like nobody’s business, we came up with this easy shower scrub you can make with ingredients you already have that will help exfoliate and firm up both sets of your cheeks. Winky face.

The main goal with a body scrub is to gently rejuvenate and polish the skin for an all-over glow.

It’s particularly great to exfoliate with a scrub if you’ve been using a lot of lotions or sunscreens that can clog pores.

The main ingredient in this easy DIY scrub? Coffee! Finely ground coffee beans are actually an amazing additive to homemade scrubs for multiple reasons. First, it’s thought that the caffeine present in coffee can actually reduce the appearance of cellulite by helping to constrict cells and firm the skin. Next, the texture makes coffee an amazing exfoliant, sloughing off dead skin cells and helping new ones to produce.

Another benefit of using coffee is a scrub- and maybe this is just me!- but I feel like give my skin a very slight, natural-looking tan tint! Which, when you haven’t been out in the sun in forever and when you do you wear alllll the sunscreen, every little bit helps.

Besides coffee, we’re using yet another yummy ingredient: sugar! Sugar scrubs are super popular because unlike harsh, “mainstream” exfoliators, fine-grain sugar is incredibly gentle on the skin, naturally dissolving away as it sloughs off old skin cells. Bonus to getting rid of the old stuff? Removing dead skin cells actually speeds up the skin’s regeneration process.

Holding it all together is a DIY beauty go-to: Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is packed with antioxidants which help defend against free radicals, which is essential if you’re planning a day out inis essential. Coconut oil is also a natural anti-bacterial, helping minimize redness and keeping your pores unclogged from dirt and bacteria. It’s also incredibly moisturizing which is essential when you’re exfoliating.

Also, it doesn’t add to the beauty-makin’ properties, but it’s worth noting this scrub smells amazing.

Let’s get scrubbin’!

At a glance:

Type:
Bath Scrub

Level:
Beginner: All ingredients are found at a normal grocery store

Benefits:
Exfoliate and leave a hint of color on the skin

All natural?
Yes, absolutely 

Shelf life:
Around a month in a sealed jar

BOTANERI Level up TIP:

Sometimes coconut oil can feel heavy or thick on some skin types. If you know this happens for you, you can substitute another oil like jojoba, fractionated coconut oil,  for coconut oil.

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Easy DIY 'Beach Body' Coffee Scrub

The main ingredient in this easy DIY scrub? Coffee! Finely ground coffee beans are actually an amazing additive to homemade scrubs for multiple reasons. First, it’s thought that the caffeine present in coffee can actually reduce the appearance of cellulite by helping to constrict cells and firm the skin. Next, the texture makes coffee an amazing exfoliant, sloughing off dead skin cells and helping new ones to produce.

Keyword Exfoliating
Type Body Scrub
Level Beginner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground organic coffee already brewed grounds are great
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil until it melts to a liquid consistency. Allow to cool, but not re-harden. Stir.

  2. in the coffee grounds and sugar until all are thoroughly combined. Store the mixture in an airtight mason jar or another glass container. Use about a tablespoon or two 1-2 times a week for an all-over glow!

Recipe Notes

Sometimes coconut oil can feel heavy or thick on some skin types. If you know this happens for you, you can substitute another oil like jojoba, fractionated coconut oil,  for coconut oil. 

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About the author

I’m Drew, creator of Botaneri and an artisanal skincare formulator and certified aromatherapist who is here to help take the mystery out of DIY natural beauty. I started creating my own plant-based skin and body care products at home to deal with my own skin issues.

What I love most is helping people create luxurious and effective self-care products right in their own kitchens. It’s a lot easier than you think. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you.

9 Comments

  • cariwritesforyou
    May 23, 2019
    reply

    I love coffee scrubs! Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Drew Lepp
      May 23, 2019
      reply

      Thank you!!! It’s a simple recipe but super easy to make and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth! Plus, it’s a way to reuse some of those used coffee grinds!

  • May 23, 2019
    reply

    We love a good coffee scrub! This is such a great way to repurpose used coffee grounds. Although, sometimes we like to use fresh grounds for that extra caffeine kick! 😉

    • Drew Lepp
      May 24, 2019
      reply

      Oh yes!! The caffeine is a great way to tighten the skin up. Do you know what else is great? Ivy extract! I made a lotion recently with it. It’s a must for before beach season.

  • countryhillcottage
    May 24, 2019
    reply

    The smell of this scrub must be wonderful and I love the simplicity of the recipe!

    • Drew Lepp
      May 24, 2019
      reply

      Thank you! I love the simplicity too. It’s funny because I love really complex project too but always come back to the basics!!

  • May 24, 2019
    reply

    Wonderful recipe! Coffee is by far one of my favorite ingredients for a body scrub.

    • Drew Lepp
      May 24, 2019
      reply

      I also love sugar. In fact, coconut sugar is amaaaaaazing in a facial scrub!

  • kelseyformost
    June 10, 2019
    reply

    This scrub TOTALLY works!

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