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Homemade Charcoal Coffee Scrub

This DIY Charcoal Coffee Scrub will leave your skin feeling fresh, smooth and clean.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Cuisine: Sugar Scrub
Author: Chrystal Johnson



  • Add your coffee grounds to a good-sized measuring cup or mixing bowl. Only use dry coffee grounds. Wet or used coffee grounds will mold, even if you dry them out in the oven before you use them.
  • Next, add in your coconut oil and essential oils. If the coconut oil is too hard, place the jar in a a bowl of hot water for several minutes to soften it (you don't want it too hot or it'll cook the coffee).
    Pouring coconut oil into coffee grounds
  • Mix the coffee grounds and coconut oil using a whisk or rubber spatula until well combined.
    Mix coconut oil and coffee grounds in a glass measuring cup
  • Next, measure out your activated charcoal over the container (it can get messy!) and add it to the coffee scrub mixture. Stir until well combined.
    Activated charcoal powder being added to a glass measuring cup containing coffee grounds, coconut oil and essential oils.
  • Transfer your charcoal coffee scrub to a glass jar for storage using a spoon - it's a lot less messy than trying to pour it in.
    Transfer the charcoal coffee scrub to a glass jar for storage.
  • Place the lid on the jar and add a ribbon and label if you're planning to give the charcoal coffee scrub as a gift.
    Homemade charcoal coffee scrub in a glass jar


To Use

  1. Moisten your skin if you’re not in the shower or bath.
  2. Take a small amount of your charcoal coffee scrub in a your fingers and rub it into the area where you’d like to exfoliate or work on the cellulite. Just keep working it in, along with the water on your skin until the coffee breaks down.
  3. You will have the charcoal stain on your skin for a few minutes, so just work at it with your hands or a wet washcloth and add a little soap if you need to in order to get it all rinsed off your skin.