13 DIY Coffee Scrub Recipes—From Face Masks to Hair Treatments

Samantha Freeman
13 DIY Coffee Scrub Recipes—From Face Masks to Hair Treatments
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All these years we’ve been downing coffee like it’s our job—without even realizing that putting a DIY coffee scrub on our face could change our lives as much as it does our groggy mood every morning. Any cheap, easy DIY beauty recipe is golden in our eyes, and when you consider the beauty benefits of coffee—like antioxidants and exfoliation—it only makes sense to use it in our regular routines. As a natural exfoliator, coffee helps to slough away dry, dead skin to reveal a real glow. It also can add an extra shine to dull, dried out hair. Plus, it smells amazing.

Most of the ingredients for the recipes below are already in your kitchen, so what are you waiting for? Smoother skin and shinier hair, right this way.

For Smoother-Looking Skin…

It’s been tried and tested, and while it’s hard to completely eliminate cellulite, this body scrub works particularly well. The properties in coffee have been found to help diminish the look of cellulite, and the added benefit of olive oil in the recipe will keep your skin moisturized and super-smooth.

For Head-to-Toe Exfoliation…

With only four natural ingredients—including grapeseed oil and organic sugar—this full-body scrub will make your skin look healthier after the first use. The caffeine in coffee helps to eliminate unwanted oils, making your skin look flawless. The rough texture of the coffee grounds will slough away dead skin, leaving you with amazing, smooth skin.

Grapeseed oil

NOW Solutions.

Anthony's cane sugar amazon


For Brightening Dull Skin…

As long as you don’t add water, a batch of this all-natural, multitasking coffee scrub can be used for up to six months, saving you a lot of time and money. We recommend adding in the optional arrowroot powder.

Arrowroot powder


For Going H.A.M. on Dry Hands & Feet…

Because this coffee scrub includes a slew of ingredients for both exfoliation (brown sugar) and replenishing moisture (honey), it’ll be especially effective on overworked hands and feet. It’ll scrub away all the dead skin without causing irritation afterward.

Wholesome brown sugar


Wildflower honey amazon

Beekeeper’s Natural.

For Your Glowiest Selfie Yet…

Adding coffee into a morning face mask will rejuvenate and keep your skin glowing all day long. It’s loaded with antioxidants, which help to eliminate toxins from your skin.

For Exfoliation On-The-Go…

When you have back-to-back work trips on your calendar, these adorable coffee scrub cups are proof that you can have a little self-care moment without going to the hotel spa.

For Buffing Away Makeup Residue…


coffee scrubs


We all need a good exfoliator, so why not choose one with natural properties to buff all those pesky lines and dry skin? A coffee scrub will help to eliminate dead skin while working with your body’s natural renewal process to produce new skin cells, which creates the glowing effect everyone wants. The creator also notes that when choosing an oil, grapeseed is best for sensitive skin and cheaper than most of the others.

La-Tourangelle grapeseed oil amazon

La Tourangelle.

For Shiny, Stronger Strands…

This amazing coffee face, body, and hair treatment will renew your hair and bring it to a shiny, healthy state. Additionally, the disease-fighting antioxidants found in coffee can work for stronger hair follicles that help with hair growth.

For Handling Hyperpigmentation…

According to the overwhelmingly positive comments, this gem of a mask is heaven in a jar for oily and acne-prone skin, in addition to the diminishing dark spots.

For Softening Tangled Hair And Stimulating Growth…

coffee mask


As we learned earlier, the antioxidants found in coffee not only lead to stronger hair follicles that help with hair growth, but coffee also helps to soften your hair, add natural shine and help prevent hair loss. This recipe will do just that.

For Exfoliation That Smells Like a Spa…

lavender coffee scrub 13 DIY Coffee Scrub Recipes—From Face Masks to Hair Treatments


Adding essential oils to your DIY scrub is a great way to make your home feel a bit more like a spa. This recipe utilizes lavender for its calming benefits.

PURA-D’OR lavender oil


For Brightening Dull Skin…

Naptural85’s exfoliating body scrub is a great DIY option for brightening your complexion and healing body acne.

For Nixing Blemishes…

Rose oil is a must-have, all-natural ingredient for healing and diminishing the appearance of acne-related blemishes. As noted in this recipe, just be sure to start with a small dilution rate and test on a patch of skin; especially if you’re a sensitive skin type.

trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil


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