Citrus Coffee Body Scrub

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Citrus Coffee Body Scrub | nutritionstripped.comCan I just be frank and say that I love this Citrus Coffee Body Scrub. First, I was completely inspired to make my own coffee scrub at home after sampling a product from frank body, their coffee body scrub. It was amazing, it smelled delicious and left my skin feeling incredibly smooth, soft, and moisturized. I wanted to recreate my version of this amazing body scrub to share with you all, and it’s perfect timing as well since most of us our getting back into our swimsuits for this season and want to show off our radiant skin.

Exfoliating is definitely one of my top beauty “secrets” I can’t live without and it’s not just for your face. I exfoliate my entire body as well at least once a week and this scrub has been one I’ve been making and using for weeks now. Exfoliating on a regular basis helps us get rid of dead skin cells which hang out on the surface of our skin and allow new skin cells to turnover, making our skin look rejuvenated and more radiant. It also helps improve cellulite by increasing the circulation and moving lymph around our body (lymph is a short word for moving the fluid that’s present in our lymphatic system, it’s an important part of overall health and detoxification.)

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Why coffee?

Coffee grounds are fantastic to use in body scrubs for a couple reasons, 1) the crushed coffee bean releases small amounts of caffeine, which is absorbed into our skin and may help increase circulation. The ground coffee beans not only improve circulation to our skin cells, but it also contribute to the overall exfoliating action (alongside with the coconut sugar and sea salt), leaving your skin feeling incredibly smooth; and 2) it smells damn good. Since caffeine is water soluble, the action of mixing it with the water in the shower will help the caffeine go into your skin, but again the caffeine content in the ground coffee beans is a very small percentage- no worries about getting a caffeine buzz! A couple of other tips to optimize using this body scrub is of course the massaging action while applying and the longer you leave this scrub on your body for the caffeine to soak into your skin the better.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Citrus Coffee Body Scrub
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Recipe type: natural beauty series
 
A DIY citrus coffee body scrub perfect for getting your summer skin ready!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1-3 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1-3 drops of orange essential oil
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix in a bowl until everything is combined and keep at room temperature.

How to use

Using a palm full of the scrub, start towards the end of your body (towards your feet) and work your way up exfoliating in a circular motion until you’ve reached your neck. You can use this on your face if you’d like, it just depends on your skin’s sensitivity to exfoliants. Let set for 15 minutes or longer and then rinse. Repeat on a weekly basis and gradually see your skin improve in softness and may even help get rid of scarring if you have any. Store in an airtight bag or mason jar if you have any leftover.

Note // be prepared to get really messy in the shower before you get clean, the coffee grounds will go everywhere! But that’s the fun of it, right?

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I hope you enjoy this one! Let me know how your skin feels after using it and I think it’d be so fun to see your pictures like I took above, showing your coffee scrubbed bod, use the #nutritionstripped

Have a beautiful and glowing day!

xx McKel

Share your thoughts

  • Jessica

    I love your pictures – you’re adorable! I love this and I’d love to try it – would you share your scrub recipe?

  • Gina

    I would love to try this! Did I miss the recipe?

  • Kelly

    Just what I was looking for! What is the recipe for this scrub?

  • Lidia

    Where is the recipe for scrub? Is it just lemon and coffee?

  • sofia

    jajajaja, I love your photo!!!
    Thank you so much! This is great! I normally use the coffee alone, but I will try this one for sure!
    Have a nice weekend
    Sofia

  • eeek trying this tonight, love it!

  • Rachael

    Hi McKel! Thanks for the share. This scrub is great! I tried it this weekend – easy to make and my skin enjoyed it. Love the blog!

  • Nook

    Cool I’ll try it, because the one I have is too oily with the olive oil. I just wanna know if I can use the rest of the coffee ground that has already been steeped?
    Love your blog!! Have a great weekend

    • Great question- you can definitely use coffee grounds that have already been steeped, the caffeine content is just less in that, but you’ll still get great exfoliation. Thank you for sharing and your support- so glad you’ve stopped by!

  • Vivi

    Is it possible to replace lemon essential oil and orange essential oil for the actual juice? Or it will not have the same effect if I do so?

    • If you don’t have the essential oil, I would use the lemon juice only if you’re using it right away and have no plans for storing it for later. If not, just opt out of using the essential oil or lemon component all together and you’ll still have a great scrub 🙂

  • This looks like a great way to not only revitalize your skin but also to reuse something from the home. It’s both healthy and eco friendly!

  • I’ve just finished my Frank body sample and was looking for a DIY to recreate! This is perfect. Can’t wait to make my own batch and make it part of a weekly routine. Feels so good!

    Curious, any reason in particular that you left out sea salt? I guess the coconut sugar and coffee grinds give enough exfoliation?

    Thanks!

    • You’re going to love it Rachel! You can easily add it in if you’d like, but I found those two to be effective enough!

      • Keli Johnston

        Where do I purchase coconut sugar??

  • Karen

    Can I use lemon juice and what can I substitute for coconut sugar?

  • Alba

    love day recipes!

  • Gina M

    Hi! I use frankbody too, but I enjoy making my own better. Just wanted to let you know you left out the sea salt measurement. You mentioned it in the portion about coffee, but its not in the recipe. 🙂

  • Kayla

    Hey,

    Great idea for the body scrub, what coffee grounds do you use? does this scrub fade stretch marks and eliminate celulite? Am I able to use it on my face as well?

    • It doesn’t matter what coffee you use, whatever you may have on hand! I can’t say that it will completely disappear anything- it’s not “proven” but I sure do notice a change in my skin overtime with consistent use.

  • Lola

    How long will this mix keep for?

  • Julie

    This recipe is a close second to being my fave. I tried this and my skin felt amazing!!! I’ve always had trouble with dry skin – especially in the winter on my legs – and this stuff made them so smooth it’s incredible! I was very much pleasantly surprised 🙂

  • Zoe Hills

    Hi McKel, i just used this recipe on my skin and it feels so amazing! Thank you, I know you mentioned to keep it at room temperature when using however just curious as to how you store the leftovers? Fridge or pantry. I’ve got them in an airtight container.
    Anyway just wanted to say I love all your photos on Instagram, especially the ones on Zoey!

    • Hi! Yes, I just store it in my bathroom shelf in a jar 😉 xx thank you so much for the support and kind words!

  • Heather

    To get the most out of the coffee scrub would it be better to use previously ground up brewed coffee or non brewed coffee? This is something I’ve been wanting to try for sometime now. Thank you for your time

  • Michelle

    This scrub is incredible, it left my skin SO soft! Hoping for more natural beauty tips on the blog 🙂

  • Inês Oliveira

    Hi McKel,
    Thank you for the recipe! I would love to try but I became confused with the translation: in this mask, are you using what is left after making a coffee in the machine, ou are you using it before making a coffee? Thank you for your help and time. All the best!

  • Keigon

    Hi, i am looking to make a body scrub of my own and I love how you showed why coffee is an ingredient, and i was curious as to why all other ingredients are in the scrub and how they contribute to it as a whole and individually.

  • Heidi

    This is an amazing scrub! Please note that any kind of citrus oil is going to make the skin more apt to burn in the sun, so maybe use citrus oils during the cold (indoor) months and vanilla during the times your skin is exposed to the sun. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  • Helena

    Hi! I’m just wondering if the ground coffee needs to be steep or brew before mixing with other ingredients? Looking forward to your reply soon as I can’t wait to try this

  • Ariyanto

    How long can I keep the scrub before it spoiled ?

  • Jessica Bibby

    Hello! do you use fresh coffee or used coffee granuals for your scrub?
    Jess x

  • Melissa

    Can you use used coffee grinds for this? Or does it need to be freshly ground, unused coffee? Thank you in advance!

    • McKel Hill

      Yes, you can use already filtered and used coffee grounds for it!

  • Ala

    Do you need to brew your coffee grounds before making your own scrub? Or is it ok to use grounds straight from the coffee bag? Please help. Mahalo!

    • McKel Hill

      You can do either! It’s best to just use what you have leftover from brewing coffee 😉

  • Lacey

    Hi McKel! Just wondering if you’ve had any drain clogging issues with this scrub?
    Thanks!

    • McKel Hill

      I haven’t! They’re so tiny-

  • naja

    I have a lot of used espresso coffee capsule, can I use that as well

    thanks

    • McKel Hill

      I’m not sure if I know what those are, but coffee grounds are super affordable and it’s a great way to use leftover coffee grounds 😉

  • Bettina

    Do you know for how long this mix can be kept?

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