DIY Coffee Scrub: A Quick, Easy DIY Gift

Any of you procrastinators out there who still need gifts for Christmas should definitely give this DIY coffee scrub a try! It’s super easy and quick to make PLUS most of the ingredients you can find in your home already!

coffee scrub

This coffee scrub helps to remove any dead skin as well as helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The coconut oil in this scrub soaks into your skin while in the shower leaving it feeling so soft and smooth! I have personally been using this for a couple years now. I enjoy it more then the store bought ones and it’s less expensive as I usually have the ingredients laying around already.

So let’s start off with the ingredients!

  • Coffee grounds (I used folgers but you could use anything you have at home!)
  • Coconut oil
  • Vitamin e oil (not absolutely necessary but it is a bonus)
  • Tea tree oil (also not necessary but still a bonus)
  • Brown sugar


Other items needed:

  • A container (I used mason jars)
  • A fork
  • A spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Microwave


Step 1: I first started off by melting the coconut oil in the microwave. I microwaved it two cups at a time and put it in for 30 seconds at first and then stirred it and put it in for another 45 seconds to get it fully melted. You want it to be clear when its melted so it mixes easier. I made 4 jars of scrub and ended up using about 4 cups of coconut oil, so a cup of coconut oil in each jar.

Step 2: While your coconut oil is melting you can mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. I used 6 cups of coffee grounds to start and mixed it with a quarter cup of brown sugar. I sometimes end up adjusting the amounts to get the right scrub consistency that I want.

Step 3:

Combine the melted coconut oil and coffee sugar mix together. I find using a fork for this is best as it mixes the ingredients better. I ended up adding another extra small scoop of coffee at this point because I wanted a thicker consistency.

Step 4:

Then I added the mixture into the 4 mason jars using a small spoon so I don’t make a huge mess.

Step 5:

In each jar I put around 6 drops of vitamin e oil and 4 drops of tea tree oil. Then mixed each one up!

And that was it! Very easy and makes such a cute gift!

You can get your ingredients on amazon below:


Coconut Oil

Vitamin E oil

Tea Trea Oil

Mason Jars

I think this gift is one of those handmade gifts that people will actually use! Maybe I’m biased but I love these homemade scrubs soooo much more then anything bought in the store and I know EXACTLY what is in it.

If you enjoy this DIY coffee scrub please give this post a thumbs up and share it with your friends! Keep your eye out in the New Year as I will be doing a giveaway!


Check out my previous article here!