DIY Coffee Exfoliator for Face and Body

Not only does our coffee taste good, it also makes an awesome coffee grounds exfoliator!

Natural and edible coffee exfoliator recipe works to remove dead skin and leaves you with soft new luminous skin. All skin types can benefit from this coffee exfoliator DIY face and body scrub.

There are so many different recipes out there to make your own homemade coffee face and body scrub – start with the one we recommend in this post and then play around with different recipe combinations to find the exact formula that works best for your skin.

Face and Body Coffee Scrub Benefits

Coffee is one of the cheapest and most natural ways to exfoliate your skin. With its grainy texture and natural health benefits, it makes it the perfect coffee face and body scrub.

A coffee grind exfoliator is used to:

  • Remove dead skin cells and bring out the new fresh skin below 
  • Add a glowing baby soft texture to your skin
  • Give an energy boost as the caffeine in the coffee scrub soaks through your skin
  • Help with circulation
  • Help your lotion to fully hydrate the skin

What skin type should use a coffee grounds exfoliator?

DRY SKIN – For those who have dry skin a coffee face and body scrub is a must. It’s best to use it once a week, to remove any unwanted dry patches. Even if you have combination or oily skin it’s still good to use a coffee grounds exfoliator once a week.

COMBINATION AND OILY SKIN – For those who have combination and oily skin with clogged pores, use a coffee exfoliator to remove the dead skin that is still sitting on the surface of the skin.  Both combination and oily skin produce more dead skin cells than dry skin. These dead skin cells stick to the skin and cause acne and hair follicles.

That’s Coffee’s Coffee Grind Exfoliator Recipe

Here is just one coffee face and body scrub recipe we’ve put together at That’s Coffee so you can make your own exfoliator from our coffee grounds!

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp moist coffee grounds
1 Tbsp Olive Oil (I sometimes use grapeseed or sunflower seed oil)
1/3 Tbsp honey

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl add brewed coffee grounds. Make sure they are still moist. It doesn’t matter what kind of coffee grounds (ex. Light, Medium, or Dark roast)
  2. Add olive oil and honey.
  3. Mix together then let sit for about 5-10 minutes.

 I sometimes put it in the fridge because that’s what they do at the spa, but it’s not necessary.

Variation:

Another option for both oily and dry skin is to mix 1 Tbsp coffee grounds from freshly brewed coffee with 1 Tablespoon of plain yogurt. Gently massage your face for 1-2 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

For those with very dry skin, make a similar scrub but substitute cream for the yogurt.

Planning on trying out your own homemade coffee scrub? Start with brewing a cup from That’s Coffee freshly roasted coffee beans from the best sources in the world.