DIY Coffee Facial Scrub

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Posted December 12, 2011 by peta2 staff

Looking for a perfect pick-me-up for your skin during these brrrsy, chilly months? Tighten up those pores and exfoliate those dry, flaky dead skin cells with the healing power of coffee! The coffee exfoliates your skin while the olive oil provides a good source of moisture to keep it soft and hydrated.

This simple DIY beauty recipe is easy to whip up, smells delish, and works wonders for your skin. It also makes a great holiday gift!

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DIY Coffee Facial Scrub
6 Tbsp. coffee grounds*
1/4 cup olive oil

  • In a container, mix the coffee grounds with the oil. It should look like coarse mud.
  • Take a dollop of the scrub and rub it gently into your skin. Rinse thoroughly.

The scrub will stay fresh for several weeks at room temperature, but you can store it in the refrigerator.
If you’d like to make more or less than this amount, the ratio is 3 tablespoonfuls of coffee for every 2 tablespoonfuls of olive oil

*Note: The coffee grounds should be very fine. Put the grounds through a coffee grinder twice, if necessary.

Do you have any favorite DIY beauty recipes? Tell me about them in the comments below!

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  • 1156 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This scrub works really well, especially when you add mashed banana and honey :) They help to soften, clear blemishes, and even skin tone even more than just the olive oil and coffee alone

  • N.

    1211 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love coffee scrubs.

  • 1216 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That sounds very nice! I would love to try it :)

  • 1216 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tried it! It works really well and smells REALLY good!!!! It makes a mess though. But its easy to clean up. Thanks Sunny!!!

  • 1221 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    :D this wakes u up?
    lol I love the smell of coffee before I make it D:
    at least the one at work but I hate drinking coffee
    definitely going to make this for myself and friends :D thanks sunny

  • 1223 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sugar helps exfoliating the skin

  • 1223 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    fresh or used coffee grounds? i heard of people using both

    • 1222 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Fresh. :)

  • 1223 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This actually sounds really good! I love any excuse to have coffee beans (they also make a great snack plain haha)

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