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All-Natural Coffee Body Scrub with Coconut Oil


I am so glad to have you here.  If you’re looking for an all-natural way to pamper your skin easily and inexpensively you will love this recipe for coffee body scrub with coconut oil that works great on your hands as well.

All Natural Coconut Oil and Coffee Body Scrub ~ It’s Great for Hands, too!

Make and all natural body and hand scrub from coconut oil and leftover coffee grounds from

How I found out that this really works!

I originally made this scrub to use in the shower.  Once I made it I put it aside and then went out into my garden.  After a bit of weed pulling I came in with dirty hands as usual but instead of using the harsh soap I normally use to clean my hands I used this coconut and coffee ground scrub and the results were wonderful.

  • The grittiness of the coffee grounds gets rid of dirt and the coconut oil washes it all away so you’re left with soft and smooth hands.
  • Used repeatedly your hands will be softer and more supple.
  • You can also gently rub this into your cuticles to help keep them tamed.
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Coffee Body Scrub Ingredients:

  • Coffee Grounds – approximately 1/4 cup but you can use more if desired.
  • I saved coffee grounds from my morning coffee for a few days placing them in a container and stirring several times a day to encourage drying.  It is important that you not place a lid on the coffee grounds while they are drying.  We want the grounds to be as dry as possible.  As an alternative, you can also use fresh grounds and avoid the wait!
  • 1/2 cup softened coconut oil

Now that you have your ingredients it’s time to go through the final process of putting this all together and my best tips for use. 

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Add the coffee grounds to the coconut oil and stir well.

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Set aside, stirring as it hardens for an even mix of coconut and coffee grounds, and allow to firm up.  The length of time it takes to firm up depends on the temperature.  If it’s warm (over 70° F) place it in the refrigerator to solidify.  If it’s below 70°F it may take several hours for the product to become firm.


  • I like to store this in a glass wide mouth mason jar.
  • It’s easy to scoop out and it stays fresher longer.
  • Store in a cool place or refrigerate.

Next, we’ll talk about shower use and SAFETY!

I make a double batch – one for in the shower and one to keep in the laundry room for after gardening clean up.

Make and all natural body and hand scrub from coconut oil and leftover coffee grounds.

*Adapted from Willows & Sage Summer 2014 Issue

For Shower Use

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  • Rub over entire body {not your face} in a circular motion toward your heart which is best for circulation and your lymphatic system.
  • Pay close attention to elbows and knees.

***If you use this in the shower please be careful and use caution.  Coconut Oil is VERY slippery so stand on a bath mat, towel or other NON-SLIPPERY surface while using and rinse your shower/bathtub well after use.  

Coffee Body Scrub

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Monday 18th of August 2014

Do I need to worry about the oil going down the drain at all?! Should I be worried it would harden?!?!

Mary Beth

Monday 18th of August 2014

A little goes a long way with this scrub. I've been using it on my hands for a while now without any problems with my drain. I do use hot water at the end to rinse everything down the drain but if this is something that concerns you, you could rub it on your hands while outside and rinse off with a hose or water from a pitcher. :)


Friday 15th of August 2014

Two of my favorite scents together. And I bet it works really well. Thanks for the info Mary Beth. Pinned for Christmas Gifts :)

heather meads

Friday 15th of August 2014

Thanks for the recipe, I haven't heard of using coffee but will give it a try! Thanks and Pinned!!

Mary Beth

Friday 15th of August 2014

Thank you, Heather!