Homemade Coffee Scrub

This homemade coffee scrub made with orange essential oil can help nourish skin and lessen the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. The antioxidants in the coffee provide a temporary anti-inflammatory that helps skin appear firmer and help prevent premature skin aging. The almond oil and vitamin e will moisturize your skin leaving it silky smooth.


You guys know I’m obsessed with body scrubs, right? I make my own sugar scrubs 90% of the time but still enjoy splurging on a good spa scrub every once in a while. I mainly make mine at home because it would cost a fortune to buy them as much as I use sugar scrubs. I truly believe using body scrubs regularly is a great way to exfoliate dry skin and replenish moisture. With the colder months ahead I keep scrubs stocked in my bathroom and kitchen sink to avoid dry hands. This coffee scrub is also great as an overall body scrub. You can use it on your face (avoid eye area), arms, legs, and areas with stretch marks or cellulite.

Homemade Coffee Sugar ScrubThis coffee scrub is made from fine coffee grounds, brown sugar, almond oil, vitamin e oil, and orange essential oil. The antioxidants in the coffee work as an anti-inflammatory that will make your skin appear firmer. It’s not a miracle scrub that will get rid of stretch marks and cellulite, but it does help temporarily reduce the appearance. When making this scrub try to use finely ground coffee. The finer grounds will help gently exfoliate the skin without irratating it. Once the dead skin cells are removed your body will absorb moisture effectively, leaving it feel renewed and smooth.

I often get asked where I buy my essential oils and almond oil, I almost always find my beauty products on Amazon. I’ve included Amazon affiliate links so you can see exactly what I used.
Coffee grounds
Brown sugar
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Orange Essential Oil

Homemade Coffee Scrub

Yield: 1 1/2 cups


  1. 1 cup ground coffee
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/4-1/2 almond oil
  4. 1/4 tsp vitamin e oil
  5. 10 drops orange essential oil (optional)


  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. To use wet skin and use a small scoop to apply scrub to skin.
  3. Gently rub coffee scrub in circles to help remove dry skin.
  4. Clean as much as you can with a paper towel then remove the rest in the shower or kitchen sink.
  5. Store in airtight container.


Begin by using 1/4 cup almond oil and increase until you reach your preferred texture.1/2 cup almond oil will make a thinner, more oily scrub. The scrub pictured was made with 1/4 cup almond oil. Best if used within 2-4 weeks.


Note: please use with caution if this is your first time using a scrub. Try a small area to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients before using on larger areas or face.

Let me know what you think if you try it! I can’t wait to make this coffee scrub for holiday gifts. I think it would make a great under $5 gift idea!

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  1. Emily says

    This is awesome, my skin feels smooth and soft- awesome recipe! The only thing I had trouble with was how strong the scent was- it almost gave me a headache. Overall, great product! Thanks :)

    • Crystal Owens says

      Hi Loriann, you can use either! I made these with fresh ground coffee but I’ve made soap with brewed coffee grounds before and it works just as well. Hope that helps!

      • Loriann says

        Thank you Crystal! I made some last night & it turned out great! Making some for gifts! Thank you for sharing your time and talent!

    • Crystal Owens says

      Definitely! I prefer the brown with coffee but you can substitute granulated sugar with most sugar scrub recipes. Hope that helps!

    • Juliana says

      I know! I’m starting a little sugar scrub business with my friends and I would love to get my hand on some of those wooden scoops. The make everything just look so put together!

  2. Johanna says

    Just made it and used it- AWESOME! Love the coffee/orange smell and love the way it exfoliates. It leaves my skin moisturized without being oily. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I will definitely use it for gifts!

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