Recipe: Easy, Christmas-y, DIY zero waste coffee scrub

Who doesn't love all-natural and organic skincare? Enter a DIY scrub recipe that not only keeps your skin silky smooth, but utilises spent coffee grounds - yay for upcycling! Instead of tossing the coffee grounds from your morning cuppa, use them to make this luxurious zero waste coffee scrub! And if you don't drink coffee at home, no worries! You can source your spent coffee grounds from your local cafe.

This easy and inexpensive homemade coffee body scrub is super simple to make and is nourishing for dry, Summer skin. Coffee scrub is a great gentle exfoliator - perfect timing considering most of us are getting into our swimsuits and would love to show off our radiant skin! 

What's more, they are absolutely ideal as a budget-friendly, eco-friendly Christmas gift!

DIY Zero Waste Coffee Scrub Recipe


• 1/2 cup spent coffee grounds
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted


If you are using homemade coffee grounds, let them dry out first as additional moisture can mean they may spoil more quickly. Mix all ingredients together in a jar (a wide-mouth jar is preferable for ease of stirring and to save on clean-up). Store in the fridge. Use within two weeks. And it's a simple as that! However, if you want add a little more pizazz, try either of our lovely scented combos below.

Make it citrusy fresh: Simply by adding 2 drops of lemon essential oil and 2 drops of orange essential oil.
Make it festive: With 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp powdered ginger, 1 tsp allspice and 1 tsp nutmeg.
How to make your own coffee body scrub: Low waste, plastic free gift ideas

Back to blog