You drink it for its taste and get an energy boost from its caffeine - now, you’re about to learn how to make a Coffee scrub at home. Best of all, it is simple to create, effective to utilise, and beneficial to your health and wellbeing.

You won’t need fancy ingredients or scientific labs. You won’t even require a significant amount of time. All you’ll need, really, is our straightforward guide below. 

Well, there is the fact that you’ll want the finest Coffee Beans around before you get started. This you can buy, brew, then blend into a brilliant skin care product with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.

Founded in 1982, our family-run business takes pride in packing its Loose Leaf Tea and, of course, Coffee fresh to order, thereby ensuring quality and consistency.

How to Make a Coffee Scrub at Home

How to Make a Coffee Scrub at Guide

We’ve previously written an article about 10 Tips to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds. One such idea involves how to make a Coffee Scrub at home, which we intend to go into greater detail here.

As the name suggests, you’ll want grounds - preferably Espresso Fine - for the skin care product you’re about to create. The other components and the guide itself can be found below:

Coffee Scrub Ingredients: ½ cup of Used Coffee Grounds, ½ cup of Brown Sugar, ½ cup of Melted Coconut Oil, and One Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract.

   1. Blend Coffee Grounds and Brown Sugar.

   Get a bowl and combine ½ cup of Coffee Grounds with ½ cup of Brown Sugar.

   2. Add Coconut Oil and Vanilla Extract.

   The next step is to throw ½ cup of Coconut Oil and one tsp. of Vanilla Extract into the bowl.

   3. Mix the Ingredients Thoroughly.

   Ensure that all of the ingredients have been blended.

   4. Apply Coffee Ground Scrub to Face or Body.

   Just be sure to avoid the areas around your eyes when used.

Benefits of Using Coffee Scrub

Coffee Scrub Benefits

There you have it: How to make a Coffee Scrub. And, yes, it is as easy as that. But one question remains unanswered: Why, exactly, should you do it in the first place?

It turns out that a Coffee Scrub benefits the mind, body and soul in a multitude of ways - namely, the skin. This is because of its exfoliating nature, which functions by removing dirt and dead cells to keep your skin looking smooth and youthful. 

It doesn’t stop there, however, as a DIY Coffee Body Scrub or a homemade Coffee Face Scrub contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. These remarkable constituents combined can slow oxidative stress by neutralising free radicals.

In other words, utilising a Coffee Scrub for acne scars or blemishes is an excellent choice due to it combating these issues on a molecular level.

Coffee Scrub Frequently Asked Questions

Home Coffee Scrub Frequently Asked Questions

A quick recap: We’ve talked you through the instructions for blending your new favourite skin care product at home. Additionally, and perhaps even more importantly, we’ve explained its purpose and well-documented health-beneficial abilities in full.

But you might still have queries, which is why we’ll dedicate the rest of our article to your frequently asked questions (FAQ).

How to Store Homemade Coffee Scrub? 

It’s all fair and well learning how to make a Coffee scrub. Yet what happens afterwards? If you have enough left for another application, you’ll want to store the remainder in a sealable mason jar.

This you should then consider placing in a cool, dry place, perhaps somewhere like a pantry or a kitchen cupboard. Nevertheless, it’s probably best to use it within a few days to ensure its freshness.

Can a Coffee Scrub Keep You Awake?

This might sound a little confusing on the surface. Maybe we should reframe the question to: “Does a Coffee Scrub have caffeine?” The simple answer is that it does indeed. But will it have the same stimulating effect?

The jury’s still out here. Preliminary research suggests that in one square centimetre of skin, it takes about an hour to absorb around two micrograms of caffeine - next to nothing.

How Long to Leave a Coffee Scrub on the Skin?

With the above knowledge, though, comes the question of how long a DIY Coffee Scrub should remain on the skin before removal. We certainly wouldn’t recommend leaving it on for hours.

The reality is that despite its numerous health-promoting properties, the scrub should be “scrubbed off” within a few minutes. What’s more, if you do so in the shower, be wary of its oil making the floor slippery.

Does a Coffee Scrub Make You Tanned?

Not everyone gets the chance to sun themselves on the beach these days. Nor, over the last few years, have there been many opportunities to travel to tropical paradises.

While lounging on specially-designed tanning beds is one way to get the natural look, another option is right at your fingertips. Simply mix your Coffee Ground Scrub with olive oil, and you have a homemade tanning lotion.

What Coffee to Use for a Body Scrub?

We’ve almost come to the end of our how to make a Coffee Scrub guide. All that’s left, it would seem, is to buy the best Coffee - ground to your specifications - here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.

From French Coffee to Ethiopian Sidamo, Kenya Peaberry to Hawaiian Kona or Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, the possibilities are practically endless. Start your exciting journey today.

Author: Richard Smith

Partner at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company

Richard Smith is a Tea expert, entrepreneur, and owner of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Part of a family of renowned Tea planters dating back four generations, he was born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, where he spent his childhood between Tea Estates in Assam and Darjeeling.

In the late 1970s, having accumulated years of knowledge in the industry, Mr Smith and his mother, Janet Smith, moved to Kent, South East England, to establish a Tea business in the village of Pluckley. Their early days of packing Tea Bags by hand from chests of 10,000 prompted the creation of the company’s flagship infusion known as Pluckley Tea. It remains our most popular product today.

Mr Smith, who studied economics at London Polytechnic, has since specialised in over 1,000 types of Loose Leaf Tea - in addition to around 70 varieties of Roast Coffee - from around the world. These are now available at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where everything is still packed by hand and fresh to order, not only to honour tradition but to ensure the utmost quality and consistency.