Homemade Coffee Face Scrubs For Dry Skin

27 Jan

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One of my favorite ways to pamper myself is to do an at home spa day where I cleanse, moisturize, steam, exfoliate, pick and obsess to my heart’s content. Over the last few months one of my favorite go to products to heal my dry skin is my coffee face scrub. Sure it makes you look like you’ve stuck your face in some wet sand but the results are phenomenal.

Homemade Coffee Face Scrub Recipes

These DIY coffee face scrubs are very easy to make and cost effective. Although you may be tempted to make a huge jar of one of these coffee scrubs for future use keep in mind that they are generally good for about five weeks.

The Original Coffee Face Scrub Recipe

  • 6 Tbsp. finely ground coffee
  • ¼ cup organic olive oil

Coffee Honey Face Scrub

  • 4 Tbsp. finely ground coffee
  • 1 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1/3 Tbsp. organic honey

Coffee, Sugar and Cinnamon Face Scrub

  • 6 Tbsp. finely ground coffee
  • 6 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup organic olive oil

Regardless of which coffee face scrub you decide to use all you have to do is:

  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl
  • With your fingertips gently apply the mixture to your skin and make small circles (don’t use too much pressure or you can scratch yourself)
  • Relax for ten minutes
  • Wash off the mixture with lukewarm water.

Coffee Face Scrub Benefits

  • Coffee is packed with antioxidants so that it can really fight those free radicals that cause wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
  • It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce redness caused by rosacea and sensitivity.
  • Another benefit of using a coffee face scrub is that it really brightens the skin making it look more energergized and not so dull.

Your skin will glow. Enjoy!

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62 Responses to “Homemade Coffee Face Scrubs For Dry Skin”

  1. Amy A January 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Interesting! Will have to try this!
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  2. Anastasia January 27, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I heard some people also recommend using your ground coffee leftovers as a body scrub for problem areas, apparently it really helps with cellulite. I wonder if it actually works :)
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

      I’ve used coffee as a body scrub but didn’t know about the cellulite benefits. I’ll have to look into that, Thanks for the tip.

    • Denise Gabbard January 28, 2014 at 2:35 am #

      I have tried it as a body scrub, and it does seem to make a difference. I guess that is why so many firming lotions use caffeine as an ingredient.
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  3. heather January 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    I just knew that coffee was awesome…and for sooo many reasons! thanks for the recipes!
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  4. BeautyJudy January 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    Thank you for this recipe and the tips. I am definitely going to try this!!! Way to take my coffee addiction to new levels !! :)
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  5. Brandi January 27, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Thank you for giving me another reason to have coffee in my house! I’ll have to try these scrubs. Question… Would they work as homemade gifts? Or do you think the coffee would break down to much?
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

      They would make great homemade gifts but would last about a month or so. If you do give it to someone I recommend a small jar to begin with and let them know that it will last longer in the fridge.

  6. Roxanne January 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    These sound very interesting. Never heard of putting coffee in a facial mask. Must give them a try. Thanks
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  7. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita January 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Thanks! Wasn’t aware of these benefits, putting to practice!

  8. Dima Al Mahsiri January 27, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Very impressive!
    I liked most the recipe that included olive oil and honey along with coffee, these three ingredients form a perfect combination to fight aging.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

      That’s what I hear.

  9. Felicia January 27, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe! This would be a great idea for a holiday gift for friends and family!
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

      I’m making a few batches for some of my friends actually. There are a lot of working moms out there that need a pick me up.

  10. Wood Arts Universe - Jenna January 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    That’s a great idea.. I will definitely try this tomorrow. i have heard about coffee bean scrub but did not know the benefits.. Thanks for sahring

  11. Erika January 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    I’ll drink my coffee and scrub with sugar. :D
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

      Lol works for me.

  12. Kimberly January 27, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    A great idea for those that make and drink their own coffee. I don’t like the smell of coffee at all so there’s no way I’d have it on my face!
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

      Then you’ll have to check out my lemon scrub post coming soon.

  13. Elisebet F January 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    I’ve heard of coffee beans for cellulite, but I’ve never heard of coffee being used as a face scrub before. Do you think it would aggravate acne or help? I struggle with constant breakouts.
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

      I have normal to dry skin so I can’t speak from experience but I think that honey is good for acne.

  14. Miranda @ Slashed Beauty January 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    One of my new years resolutions was to do more DIY beauty projects and I think this fits in well with that!
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

      I’ve also been doing a lot of DIY projects. It’s fun.

  15. Phyrra January 27, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    Thanks for sharing!
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  16. Nidia January 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    I just saw a recipe for a DIY coffee scrub, but the one you posted with honey sounds even better! I bet it smells amazing, too. Good tip about not scrubbing too hard – I think it’s a common misconception that more pressure is better!
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

      I love anything that has honey in it.

  17. Petro Neagu January 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    I love coffee scrubs. Even though my face is oily I found this scrub works just fine for my skin :)

    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

      Good to know.

  18. Kungphoo January 27, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    This is very interesting.. does it only work on faces? maybe hands?

    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

      You can add a little more sugar to make them body scrubs.

  19. Michelle F. January 27, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    I will be trying this. I have very dry skin in the winter.
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  20. Brooke @ Blushing Noir January 27, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    This sounds awesome! I love coffee in every way. Smearing it on my face wouldn’t surprise anyone haha
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    • Aleya January 27, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

      I’ve been known to have a milk mustache myself.

  21. cindy b January 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    I have really dry skin! This looks amazing, gotta try it! Thank you so much for the recipe!
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  22. Jessica T January 27, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    I will have to try this, it sounds delish!
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  23. andi January 27, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Now I know why i’ve been stockpiling all that coffee!! :D
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  24. Emy Cooks January 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Very nice, glad to about another scrub. Will have a try. I have a nice oatmeal scrub will share soon:)

  25. Noelle January 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    These look fantastic!
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  26. Brandy Nelson January 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    I absolutely love the Coffee/honey scrub. I’ve never heard of adding cinnamon, so I will definitely have to give that a try!
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  27. Sheila (Painted Ladies) January 27, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    I have never used coffee grounds as a beauty treatment, but these seem very easy!
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  28. Laura MyNewestAddiction January 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    What a cool idea! Love DIY!
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  29. Ange January 27, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

    Coffee scrubs are my favorite!
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  30. VeggieMama January 28, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    Amazing! Thank you so much! I have been looking for something like this FOREVER. I have to link this to my coffee shop Facebook page too.

  31. Mistee Dawn January 28, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    I’ve never heard of using coffee for a scrub before. Awesome. Thanks for the info.
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  32. Chrishelle January 28, 2014 at 2:24 am #

    Of wow this is a great Valentine gift idea. I have lots of friends who are coffee drinkers. They would love to get some of this homemade skin care. Thanks for the tip.
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  33. The Anti Bridezilla January 28, 2014 at 2:34 am #

    I’ve always heard of coffee scrubs for skin and the benefits that the caffeine can provide! Definitely interested in trying this out!

  34. Bibiana Bailey January 28, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    I am going to try the honey coffee scrub on my hands. They are so dry lately :)
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  35. Danielle @ We Have It All January 28, 2014 at 3:34 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing these – I do sugar scrubs but never added coffee… I’m going to have to try this!
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  36. Joanna Sormunen January 28, 2014 at 4:07 am #

    I love the way coffee smells. So this definitely sounds like something I would love to use for relaxing.
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  37. Colleen Busch January 28, 2014 at 4:30 am #

    What a great and simple idea. I bet it smells amazing. Thank you for sharing.
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  38. Betzy Carmona January 28, 2014 at 4:47 am #

    DIY post are one of my favorite things to read and learn from

  39. MarciaF (beauty info zone) January 28, 2014 at 4:57 am #

    Great recipe. People always love DIY.
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  40. Kath TheFabZilla January 28, 2014 at 4:59 am #

    I tried this DIY for body and foot scrub, it’s great!
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  41. Justina January 28, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    This sounds like an incredible pick me up for the morning! I have a great coffee scrub for my hands/body from Farmhouse Fresh. It’s the bomb!
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  42. Cara January 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I had no clue you could make a face scrub out of coffee. This is so interesting! Thanks for sharing!
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  43. Amber Nelson January 29, 2014 at 2:20 am #

    Wow, this is something I would have never thought of doing. Interesting!
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  44. Zulema A Tomlinson January 29, 2014 at 4:57 am #

    I love the smell of coffee! I will have to book mark this for future projects!
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  45. Nicole January 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    I love homemade beauty products, I have to try this.
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