9.24.2012

Beauty DIY: Cellulite-Fighting Coffee Body Scrub

How was your weekend? I had to work but had time to enjoy my weekend morning ritual: a leisurely cup of coffee. Are you a coffee drinker? If so, don't throw out those coffee grounds! I've got something to wake you up! Random fact: this is one of the first diy scrubs I made many years ago. While this scrub doesn't remove cellulite (no miracle cure exists yet), it helps to reduce the appearance of it when used often. Try my Coffee Body Scrub:

1/2c coffee grounds
1/2c sugar
1c oil (try extra virgin olive oil or jojoba or almond)


  • Mix together. Scrub where desired (avoid face) using hands, loofah, or wash cloth. Rinse away scrub. 
  • This should make enough scrub for your legs. If you'd like to focus on just areas with cellulite, you may want to half the recipe. This stores for about a couple of weeks if sealed in a jar. I've had no issues with the scrub clogging the drain in the shower, but if that's a concern, use the scrub over newspaper and dispose of properly.
  • The coffee has caffeine that helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The sugar serves as an exfoliant, and the oil helps to replenish moisture. I use a dry brush on my skin for five minutes before getting in the shower and using this scrub. 
  • Feel free just to use coffee grinds, if you'd like to skip the additional ingredients.
  • Even if you're lucky and have no cellulite, this is a wonderful body scrub to use on skin. Try it to exfoliate your legs before shaving. 

Have you ever tried a coffee scrub?

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61 comments:

  1. No i haven't but I imagine coffee grounds will be a gentle and great exfoliant

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  2. I always get worried about exfoliants clogging up my drain! Glad to know it doesn't happen to you!

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  3. omg this scrub must smell so good

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  4. I've never tried this, but I love drinking coffee.. so I'm sure I'd love it on my body too!!

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  5. Can't wait to try this!! Think I am going to buy some cheap coffee so I am not using my 'drinking' coffee for it though. I love your DIY's and have tried many. Hope you are enjoying the fall weather there, miss that.

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  6. I'm bookmarking this. Anything with coffee in it, I'm in. :)

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  7. Unfortunately I do not own a coffee maker at home. My cup of coffee is usually bought near the train station. But I never knew you can make a scrub out of coffee! You are amazing at creating all these DIY scrubs.

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  8. Elle, there are a few coffee shops around town that sell used grounds for gardening... and I've heard women discuss using them for your exact reason as well!

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  9. Like the sound of this scrub Ax

    http://thequirkyfox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I don't think cellulite is something you have to worry about.

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  11. that is very interesting elle! i didn't know about that. more economical than buying all of those cellulite fighting creams too! hahaha YES! I did see the documentary about him. Loved it! Have a great week!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  12. Love making my own beauty products! I'll need to try this out :)

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  13. Great post!!
    Would you like to follow each other?! :)

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    xoxo

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  14. this is a really cool idea and a great way to reuse those coffee grounds :)

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  15. Sounds like a great scrub! I have never been a big coffee drinker, though I do enjoy a good Starbucks blended drink from time to time.

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  16. You are the second person today I have heard talk about this!! I have always wondered if this works, and now I am convinced that I have to try it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  17. Big coffee drinker here:) And need this scrub badly! Anything that gets rid of cellulite:P

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  18. love your blog! this scrub looks amazing. we're your newest followers- come follow along at chaseandem.blogspot.com ! XO

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  19. Love drinking coffee and this will be an even better use for my box of coffee granules!

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  20. Oh wow! I've never heard of coffee scrub! This sounds like an excellent idea, esp. since I make coffee a lot at home.

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  21. gahhh i cant wait to try this!!

    xo Rach
    rachiecakes-rachael.blogspot.com

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  22. this is very useful, thanks for sharing this good tips!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  23. This sounds so good it must work. I never thought to exfoliate before shaving my legs either. Thanks for the tips!

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  24. oh how I have missed your tips! I think I could really use this. Here's hoping it works (im sure it will).

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  25. Love this! Thank you for sharing!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  26. SOUNDS SO GOOD we just have to give it a try :)
    <3
    bisous the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks, I am thinking I will try this, wondering if I have nerve to do a before and after video. Hmm... Not so sure if I have guts.

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  28. I gotta try this! Awesome DIY!

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  29. I would have never thought about something like this. You have so many great DIY items/products on your blog. I bet this one works wonderfully.

    Tracy

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  30. Next time I make coffee, I may have to save a few grounds. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I love to drink coffee! We brew it at home every morning. :) How fun to make the grounds into a scrub! I've tried apricot seed scrubs which are too abrasive, and I'm sure this would be much gentler.

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  32. Amazing! Can't wait to try this!
    Thanks for the great post!
    xo
    www.aminuteinthelifeofmaria.blogspot.com

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  33. mmm, sounds like this scrub would smell energizing!

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  34. I'm not sure whether to use the scrub or brew it and drink it, hehe. I bet it smells delish!

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  35. I think I've actually made this scrub. It was pretty good. By the way, I used your mascara tip with the lengthening mascara and volumizing mascara. It worked really well! Thanks for that tip!

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  36. Hi lovey!!! Yes I've tried this and I love it! It's also awesome to use on your hands to get rid of any sort of odor. I've also used it when I've come home from the office with one too many fragrances on. Job hazards...takes the fragrance right away though :) xoxo

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  37. What a cool idea! I love coffee. I especially love the aroma of coffee.

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  38. My family actually drinks a bunch of coffee...i may have to try this.

    xo erica

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  39. What a great idea! My husband uses nespresso capsules but I'm sure we could take those apart (yes to an appearance of less cellulite please!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  40. HOLD ON, does this really help? And why have I not heard of this!? I love to drink coffee, why not use it as a scrub! I'm totally going to have to try this :)

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

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  41. wow, neat! thanks for the share!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  42. I can't believe this, I never would have thought coffee grounds!!

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  43. ohmygosh, perfect! i have some cellulite i gotta fight and i like anything coffee flavored! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Too Much Soul Giveaway

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  44. Ooh I LOVE this - love the smell of coffee :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  45. I need to try your version. I attempted a coffee scrub before, and it turned out very wrong. Haha.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  46. wow... i really need to try this out! thank you for sharing!

    xoxo
    lilly

    http://lostinseptember.blogspot.de/

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  47. This is awesome! Gonna have to try it out!

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  48. I did a similar post on my blog a few months back. It's crazy how it really does work! Love this little gem of a beauty trick!

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  49. LOVE this tip using coffee grounds! Now I know what to do with what I have left over from my morning coffee. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  50. I've heard of using coffee grinds, but never did try! Great way to put those grinds to use, tho....we are total coffee drinkers around here!! Also use them in the garden!


    [oomph.]

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  51. That must smell heavenly, if you love coffee :) My friend gave me a honey, vanilla sugar scrub, that she made! So easy, thoughtful and useful!

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  52. Can you store this in an air tight container? How long will it last?

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  53. @sprkplug77: Via the post: "This should make enough scrub for your legs. If you'd like to focus on just areas with cellulite, you may want to half the recipe. This stores for about a couple of weeks if sealed in a jar. I've had no issues with the scrub clogging the drain in the shower, but if that's a concern, use the scrub over newspaper and dispose of properly."

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  54. All the 3 ingredients are present @ home :)))...*thinking* will try it over the weekend :D ...<3 coffee...Im following you....kisses from http://in2-myworld.blogspot.com/

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  55. You can use fresh ground coffee bought at store. I never use used coffee. Also coffee is good for cellulite and varicose veins!!!

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  56. I like this one! Can you use used coffee grounds?

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  57. I’ve been dying to try a coffee scrub…this will definitely do! Thank you!

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