DIY: Coconut Oil & Coffee Body Scrub

Coconut Oil & Coffee Body Scrub- a simple DIY scrub that's super hydrating for silky skin! | The Refreshanista

I love a good body scrub and coffee-based scrubs seem to work magic! I’m a coffee addict so I love the scent plus the grinds give a really good texture for polishing away dry skin. Also, caffeine is said to help with skin problems like cellulite and aging when used on the skin 🙂

And of course I used coconut oil as the moisturizer in this scrub! Not only does it smell amazing with the coffee but it hydrates your skin and delivers a number of benefits {here is a short post about the benefits of coconut oil and other ways to use it}. I just love coconut oil for homemade beauty products, it’s so hydrating and I like that it’s a little harder at room temperature to make the product easy to apply 🙂

The brown sugar in this scrub helps to buff away flaky skin plus it’s very moisturizing. Talk about silky smooth! This scrub is perfect for after shaving- your legs will be soft and glowy!Coconut Oil & Coffee Body Scrub- a simple DIY scrub that's super hydrating for silky skin! | The Refreshanista

I’ve purchased coffee-based scrubs in the past and always felt like I was wasting my money- it’s so easy to whip up a DIY version and it costs much less! You can also add essential oils like orange or peppermint to make it your own 🙂

You could make smaller jars of this scrub for a lovely DIY gift for one of your girls 🙂 it’s a perfect addition to a spa gift basket. I know I’m keeping this recipe in mind for stocking stuffers! Never too early to think about Christmas right? 😉

I used grapeseed oil that has Vitamin E in it for an extra boost, I like this one: Aura Cacia Natural Skin Care Oil, Harmonizing Grapeseed with Vitamin E, 16 Fluid Ounce {affiliate link}


DIY: Coconut Oil & Coffee Body Scrub

Author Melanie Maxwell


  • 2 cups of ground coffee {you can use fresh grounds or leftover grounds after making your coffee I just used a cheapo brand that comes in a big can}
  • 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grape seed oil with vitamin E {optional}


  1. Stir together coffee and sugar until well combined.
  2. Pour in coconut oil and grape seed oil, then stir well until you get an even consistency throughout.
  3. Store in an airtight container. To use- massage in circles on damp skin, leave on for several minutes if your skin needs extra moisture, then rinse off.

Give this scrub a try- I hope you love it as much as I do!


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