DIY: Coffee Body Scrub (Goodbye Cellulite!)

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Try this at home: a DIY Coffee Body Scrub to blast cellulite!

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time now, you’ll know I love trying new food around the world. Through my travels I’m able to try so many great foods and experience so many new things, but when I get home after a long (and incredibly indulgent trip), all I want to do is detox, sweat out the toxins in Bikram Yoga, and refresh myself and my body for the next indulgent trip (work hard / play hard, right!?)

This DIY coffee body scrub is made to blast away cellulite, but to be honest I love it mostly because it berids my body of dead skin and leaves my skin feeling oh-so-fabulous, thanks to a healthy dose of coconut oil!

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DIY Coffee Scrub
Author: World of Wanderlust
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 Jar
  • 1 cup coffee (ground)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (in solid form)
  • 1/3 cup almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  1. Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  2. To use the scrub, simply rub it over your skin and wash off!
  3. If using on your face, be careful to avoid the eyes.
  4. The scrub will keep well at room temperature.

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    April 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    We make coffee every morning with our Italian Moka ) and I use the rest of the coffee for my scrubs, sometimes I simply add it to the shower gel or to the hair conditioner and scrub the scalp – great for hair growth 🙂 Not suitable for blondes though.

    Try it for your har

    February 20, 2016 at 3:49 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about these coffee scrubs lately! If there’s one thing my pantry is never in short stock of is coffee haha, so I think it’s about time I give this a try. Thanks for sharing, Brooke!

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    February 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Boots now has a lovely coffee scrub in store! Really decently priced too & flavored & has essential oils in it too!
    Although a DIY is better as I don’t often use scrubs….
    Thanks for the recipe!

    Megan Indoe
    February 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Awesome idea! I will try this, especially since the holidays have been a disaster on my legs! Thanks for sharing!

    February 15, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I have heard of this trip before and I think it’s so nice to re-use something that you would just throw away otherwise.

    I really like how you show another type of post on your blog. Not that I don’t like the usual post, they are awesome!

    Checking your blog before I travel somewhere is a must-do for me ;D

    <3 Toni

    Le Petit Dincrou
    February 15, 2016 at 2:46 am

    the best scrub ever! but you need to clean your bathtub after)))
    I add a couple drops of lemon essential oil for smell as well

    February 15, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Definately trying this

    It’d going to get messy

    February 15, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Do you do this with the USED coffee grinds after making coffee? Or does it have to be fresh coffee?


    February 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I can’t wait to try this!


    February 14, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    This is perfect, I have a coffee machine that grinds beans, and I’ve been wondering if there is anything I can do with the grounds after! Will have to try this now 🙂

    February 14, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I’m obsessed with body cream, body scrub, body lotion blablablabla so this is a super cool article !
    I’ll try this next week end 🙂
    Thank you for sharing.

    Kenza from

    February 14, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Such a good idea, I will try it for sure! I love coconut oil either!

    February 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I have been wanting to try this!! Now I am convinced that it must work!! Im going to give this a try for sure.

    February 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Ooooh this looks like a good scrub – especially when it includes coconut oil (one of my favourite beauty ingredients). Thanks, I’ll try this!

    Though, do we need to add the almond oil? It’s a bit hard to find here, but if it’s essential then I’ll try until I find it.

    • Brooke Saward
      February 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      It works just fine if you substitute the Almond oil for more coconut 🙂 Either way feels sooo good on your skin!