DIY Coffee Exfoliating Scrub

Pop Quiz: How often should you be exfoliating?

A. 1-2 Times a month.

B. 1-2 Times a week.

C. Whats exfoliating?


Your skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells that can build up and cause your normal dewy glow to get stuck behind a layer of ick. My germaphobic side emerged full force when I realized how much stuff was just hanging out on my face. Immediate sprinting to the bathroom, crying in to the sink, aggressively scrubbing my face with anything within reach (toothpaste?) is a vague blur of a memory. By the way, that’s totally not the way you’re supposed to do it.


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I’m saving you the hardships and weird toothpaste skin that younger Sarah endured with an easy and quick DIY scrub that will get all of the dead buildup OFF, no freak-out needed. It’s easy to go to the store and pick up some random exfoliant by so-and-so company promising this, that and the other, but buying a natural exfoliant that lacks those harsh chemicals can get pricy! This can be made with things you most likely already have that are entirely natural. 


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So, I’m telling you that you can create something with only two natural ingredients, that gets rid of dead skin, and that doesn’t cost you a trip to the store, and is cheap– no catch!

DIY Coffee Exfoliating Scrub


  • 1/2 cup of used coffee grounds
  • 2 tsp of coconut oil
  • a small bowl or jar


  1. Combine the used coffee grounds and coconut oil in your chosen container and mix until well combined (it’s messy!)
  2. Remove all and any makeup and cleanse your face with warm water and your favorite cleanser.
  3. With your face mildly damp (not dripping!) apply the scrub in gentle circular motions and softly scrub your entire face avoiding the eye area. Do this for a few minutes.
  4. Rinse all the scrub off with warm water and follow with toner, serum, and moisturizer if you wish!
  5. Enjoy the glow.


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PLEASE use the leftovers as an all-over body scrub any time you wish. And, come on, you didn’t think I would leave that pop quiz answer out did you? Ideally, use this exfoliant 1-2 times a week depending on your skin sensitivity. Gone are the days of tossing perfectly good coffee grounds– let’s start recycling the 2017 way!


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