DIY Coffee Scrub Recipe

Posted September 19, 2019 by Thirty-Something Angie in DIY / 0 Comments

DIY Coffee Scrub Recipe

Try out this DIY coffee scrub recipe to exfoliate your skin and give yourself some pampering. It makes a great gift, too, so make plenty to share!

I’m a big fan of a good exfoliating scrub, especially when I can find one that smells amazing and has great skin benefits.

This DIY coffee scrub recipe fits those requirements to a T. The combination of brown sugar, fresh ground coffee, and pure vanilla extract makes it smell like a dessert, while also exfoliating and hydrating my skin.

Since we’re gearing up for the holidays, this scrub also makes an amazing DIY gift. All you have to do is put it in a pretty container with a cute label and a note. It’s thoughtful and incredibly useful!

Read on for the full recipe as well as a video tutorial.

coffee scrub, coffee beans

DIY Coffee Scrub Recipe:

This scrub uses just a few simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. It calls for sweet almond oil, but in a pinch you can also make this with coconut oil.

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  • 1/4 c fresh ground coffee
  • 1/4 c sweet almond oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • essential oils of choice (optional, but I really like to add a nice fall or Christmas blend to make it smell even better)

First, about the essential oils. I used to recommend Young Living, and it’s all my family used. The prices were outrageous, though, and I found myself caught up in business practices I didn’t agree with. After a lot of researching, we’ve started using Plant Therapy essential oils and couldn’t be happier! They’re amazing quality for a price you really can’t beat. If you’re looking for affordable, quality oils for you or your family, be sure to check them out here.


This really is the simplest recipe you can possibly make. Seriously, if you’re scared of the idea of DIY’s, a good exfoliating scrub really is the first thing you should try!

To make this DIY coffee scrub, simply add all of your ingredients to a glass bowl and mix well.

This makes enough for several applications, so if you’d like, you can portion it off into smaller jars to use as gifts, or keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it up.

DIY Coffee Scrub Recipe

Try out this DIY coffee scrub recipe to exfoliate your skin and give yourself some pampering. It makes a great gift, too, so make plenty to share!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time2 mins
Keyword: diy, green beauty, sugar scrub
Cost: $5


  • glass bowl
  • spoon
  • measuring cup (1/4 c)
  • measuring spoon (1 tsp)


  • 1/4 c fresh ground coffee
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c sweet almond oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Pour all ingredients into a glass bowl and mix well.
  • (optional) Separate into individual containers to give as gifts.

How to Use Your DIY Coffee Scrub

I really love using this scrub anywhere that needs exfoliating, but it’s also great to help stimulate blood flow and tighten loose skin. That makes it extra helpful for your thighs and butt! I use it right before I shave, and end up with the smoothest skin, ever.

You can really use this scrub on your whole body, including your face, but just be careful that you’ve ground your coffee fine enough that it won’t cause irritation.

how to make a simple and amazing coffee scrub

Make this Coffee Scrub for Yourself or Friends

This DIY coffee scrub is a great way to pamper yourself, and so easy to make! You probably have every single ingredient on hand in your kitchen, or at the very least, a good substitute.

Whip one up for your next self-care night and enjoy! It makes plenty to share as well, so grab a few smaller jars and share some as gifts.

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