Coffee Scrub – Wake Up Routine!

Wake Up - Coffee Facial Scrub

It takes two things to wake me up in the morning – washing my face & a cup of coffee.  Until both things happen, I'm pretty much a zombie.  If you’re a coffee drinker, you already know nothing gets you going like that first delicious cup.   This coffee scrub will wake you up with its enticing aroma.

Benefits of Coffee Scrub

A great facial scrub contains an oil/cream for moisturizing, sugar or another exfoliant, and any extras you like.  This coffee scrub uses olive oil, 2 types of sugar, vanilla extract and coffee. The olive oil is an effective moisturizer. It also has several other benefits  that act to reverse free radicals, which can cause premature aging. The exfoliating mix of coffee and sugar leaves your skin smooth and soft. The caffeine in the coffee grounds are proven to be an anti-inflammatory and can reduce redness.  You can feel  good knowing exactly what goes into your body care. I wouldn't recommend it but all the ingredients are edible so you don't have to worry about a little one tasting it.

Simple coffee scrub

Plus, this is a really easy recipe to throw together.  Just measure everything into a bowl and mix!

Make a batch for yourself or make multiple batches for gifts. This recipe makes enough to fill a pint mason jar.

For gift giving: Print a tag.  Use a hole punch to make a hole in top left corner of tag. Wrap container several times with twine, on the last go round-slide tag through tie & twine into a bow.

4.7 from 3 reviews
Coffee Facial Scrub
Recipe type: Body Care
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup light olive oil
  1. In a medium sized bowl mix all ingredients. Transfer to a mason jar, or other container.

Love coffee as much as I do?  Check out my other coffee recipes:

  1. Irish Coffee Recipes
  2. Coffee Bean Bark
  3. Homemade Coffee Creamer

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  1. I think this is a fantastic idea, but I have 2 questions. 1) Once made, how long is the shelf life of this scrub? 2) Would this work with ground coffee or does it have to be grounds left over from a pot of coffee? Thanks!!

    • I think the longest I’ve had a container last was about 3 months & it was still fine when I finished it. You can use new or leftover grounds. I try to use leftover, since I go through so much coffee anyway 😀

  2. Michelle Axtell says:

    Coffee bean bark, now this! Awesome gift ideas!

  3. Jessica H. says:

    I have a question. Is it safe to put on your face? Im trying to find a good party favor to make for my baby shower. And almost all of guests are mommas so I think this will do great. 

  4. Love this! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – We hope to see you again next week!
    Life With Lorelai

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