SO many of us can’t get enough of it. We drink it. We cook with it. We bake with it. We scent our homes with it. We rub it all over our bodies….
Yep, you read that right. Coffee scrubs are everywhere! I’m sure you’ve seen a picture or two floating around of someone with coffee grounds all over their face. It’s a thing. And it’s a GOOD thing!
Coffee is known to diminish the appearance of cellulite by tightening and toning the look of the skin. It works wonders to exfoliate dead skin cells away and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. It’s a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties- all good news for your skin. And it smells pretty heavenly as well.
There are several coffee scrubs popping up for purchase, but making your own couldn’t be easier! You only need a few ingredients and a few minutes.
1/2 cup Coffee Grounds
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Sweet Almond Oil
In a bowl, combine ½ cup coffee grounds and ½ cup brown sugar. To the mixture, add in ¼ cup sweet almond oil and mix well. Gently massage over clean damp skin (its easiest in the shower!) and rinse. Apply your favorite moisturizer post-shower and repeat as needed.
Coffee Scrub Recipe
I would be concerned using or giving this as gifts because of the potential to clog up the shower drain. Any thoughts?
The possibility is low, since ground coffee is being used and the sugar should dissolve in water.
good and helpful
Thanks, glad it helped!
I want to make some larger batches to give as gifts. Should I add a preservative?
We recommend using this within 3 to 4 months for best quality; if you’d like it to last longer you can try our Germaben ii E preservative.
Can you use a paraben free preservative?
Since the pH should around the 6.0 mark our Optiphen Plus (Paraben and Formaldehyde Free) can possibly be used.
How much optiphen should be used?
how much germaben would you recommend using in this recipe.
You can use 0.5% of the total volume of this recipe (18 oz.); so, 0.09 oz. of the Germaben ii E should work.
Do you use already used coffee grounds or fresh?
Fresh is best!
Could i use olive oil instead of almond oil?
Sure; olive oil will work great!
Should we use organic coffee or any kind of coffee? I don’t drink coffee so can I use straight of the bag? Thanks
Any coffee grounds would work; organic would be best!
Can you use this recipe on my face
Yes you can, but since the face is a bit sensitive, we recommend testing on a small area first.
Can you add lactic acid to scrubs?
Yes you can; if you adding it in the form of milk, you will need to use a preservative like the Liquid Germal Plus.
Can Epson Salt be used instead of “Brown Sugar”?
Yes, you can substitute the Brown Sugar with Epson Salt.
Would you recommend the coffee grounds be used or straight out of the bag?
Coffee grounds would be best.
If I use instant coffee with the shelf life be longer?
If would be roughly the same, possibly shorter if the instant coffees contain sweeteners/flavors.