Coffee Scrub – Wake Up Routine!

We've all been there: Too tired to put any effort into our morning routine. But, we can't go anywhere until we look presentable and well-rested! This coffee scrub will help you skip the caffeine and still get that fresh-faced glow. All it takes is a few minutes of your time in the kitchen to make this DIY body scrub for glowing skin. Follow these simple steps, and you'll be on your way out the door in no time flat!

This article will show you how easy it is to make a natural sugar scrub with coffee grounds that will give your skin an extra boost of hydration for those mornings when you're feeling too drained to even shower.

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.

Coffee Facial Sugar Scrub

Ingredients for Coffee Sugar Scrub

  • Coffee grounds
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Light olive oil

How to Make Coffee Sugar Scrub at Home?

This one is super simple!

  1. In a medium-sized bowl mix all ingredients.
  2. Transfer to a mason jar or another container.
Simple coffee scrub

How to use homemade sugar scrubs?

  1. Wash with your favorite soap and rinse well.
  2. Generously apply the sugar scrub to your body, avoiding sensitive areas.
  3. Rub in a circular motion to exfoliate any dead cells.
  4. Rinse with warm water or wipe off with a damp washcloth.
  5. Apply your favorite moisturizer or oil.

How to Store Homemade Sugar Scrubs?

I prefer to store my homemade sugar scrub products in glass containers since most of my recipes use essential oils.  If you are worried about it being slippery in the bathroom, you can use one of these spa gloves for extra grip! This scrub will keep for one month if kept at room temperature and 2 months if kept refrigerated.

I store my sugar scrubs in our bathroom window so that the sun helps keep them soft.  If you don't have a warmer place to keep it, you can run the sealed jar under warm water for a couple of minutes.

Tips for Gifting Homemade Sugar Scrubs:

One of my favorite things about our homemade beauty products is that they are ideal for making into gifts.  Whether you plan to give as a Christmas present, birthday gift, or just because, you can easily make an affordable gift using this recipe.  Teachers also often love receiving a homemade gift they can use, but make sure to check with them about allergies ahead of time.

Use a Mason Jar with a Pretty Ribbon & Homemade Label for the perfect gift! I love using pint-size mason jars when gifting because these labels and the free ones I made for you fit perfectly between the lid and ring! You could also use sticker paper and attach it to any container you want to use.

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. 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.

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Coffee Sugar Scrub

This aromatic coffee sugar scrub is sure to wake you up and leave you with a clean face in the morning!
Author Savanah


  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Mason Jar


  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup light olive oil


  • In a medium-sized bowl mix all ingredients.
  • Transfer to a mason jar, or another container.

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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!!

    1. 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. 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.