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Coffee Scrub DIY for Scars, Cellulite and Sun Damage

Used coffee grounds make for an easy coffee scrub DIY recipe that exfoliates without irritating sensitive skin and helps heal scars and sun damage.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Cuisine: Beauty
Keyword: body scrub, coffee
Yield: 2 cups
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $8


  • Small bowl
  • Glass jar with lid



  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • To use, apply a small amount to damp skin and lightly massage to remove flakes and improve skin tone and texture.



While you're free to use fresh coffee grounds, leftover grounds are still chock full of caffeine and antioxidants, which leave skin looking perky and toned. If you have sensitive skin like I do, just make sure to grind the coffee into a soft, powder-like consistency to prevent further irritation. Otherwise, go with a coarse grind to help get rid of even the gnarliest flakes.
If you repurpose used coffee grounds for this scrub, your scrub will only last 1-2 days since the grounds are already wet (and water breeds mold).
If you use fresh, unused grounds, you can store leftover scrub in a lidded glass jar for up to 2 weeks. Just make sure to not get any water in your scrub whenever you use it.