DIY: Ultra-Moisturizing Coffee Scrub Your Skin Will Love

This coffee scrub is quick to make, smells delicious, and helps moisturize skin and heal scars and stretch marks! | The Refreshanista

Woohoo! I’m back with another scrub recipe 😉 I seriously love scrubs- just check out my scrubs section to see them all! I make several different types of scrubs, but for body scrubs I think a coffee scrub is my all-time favourite. First of all, I’m a total coffee fiend so the scent alone is amazing. Not only does it smell heavenly, but scrubbing your body with coffee has several awesome benefits.

The granules of the ground coffee are perfect for scrubbing. Use coffee that’s ground for a regular coffee machine and it’s the perfect size for gentle, yet effective scrubbing. I also like that it doesn’t melt away like sugar-based scrubs do so you can keep scrubbing and scrubbing if you need to 🙂

Coffee is also said to be great for scar healing and cellulite reduction. The caffeine helps to promote cell replenishment and circulation. Perfect stretch marks! My stretch marks from pregnancy are so awful-looking that several doctors have commented on them (FYI- don’t comment on a pregnant lady’s stretch marks! She knows!). I’ve been using this coffee scrub on my trouble spots every day, followed by applying sweet almond oil. The scrub itself is very moisturizing, you don’t even really need moisturizer afterward, but applying more almond oil really helps for trouble spots.

NOTE: If you are pregnant and want to use this scrub to help prevent/fade stretch marks, check with your doctor first. Every pregnancy is different and what’s safe for me may not be safe for you.


DIY: Ultra-Moisturizing Coffee Scrub Your Skin Will Love

Author Melanie Maxwell


  • 1 1/2 cups of ground coffee (I just used the cheap-o kind that comes in a can quality doesn't matter here)
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of sweet almond oil
  • optional: 10 drops of vanilla absolute oil


  1. Stir together dry ingredients first, then add in wet ingredients and combine. Store in an airtight container. If you keep it in a glass jar, be careful of keeping it next to the shower, you risk knocking it over.
  2. Massage in circles onto damp skin, leave on for 10 minutes for maximum skin-healing benefits, then rinse off. Note that the floor of your shower may get a bit more slippery than usual.

Have you scrubbed with coffee before?


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