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Coffee Face Scrub

Scrubbing the face with coffee grounds can help to clear away dead skin cells and unclog the pores. The chlorogenic acids in coffee may also reduce inflammation and protect against some strains of bacteria. This coffee face scrub is a brilliant recipe.

With all this free time spent at home in quarantine, I’ve been looking for completely natural ways to recreate some of my favourite products. I love using face exfoliators and there are some great 100 percent natural and sustainable ones out there on the market. However, for love or money, I can’t get down to my local Boots or Lush (who doesn’t love Lush), so it’s time to get creative in the kitchen. Again.

If you’re a coffee lover, the idea of using precious coffee beans in a body scrub might shock you, but give this DIY product a shot—you’ll be glad you did!

How to make a DIY Coffee Scrub

Thanks to Taste of Home blog for providing the background and recipe for this one.

Coffee Benefits for Skin

The sand-like texture of coffee grounds makes a great exfoliant in homemade scrubs. The grounds work to gently remove dead skin cells, which helps to rejuvenate and boost circulation. (Hello, youthful, glowing, silky-smooth skin!) Exfoliants can also plump and tighten, helping to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.

I’m including the Thermomix and non-Thermomix method so everyone can benefit.


  • 80g medium coarsely ground coffee (fresh, if possible)
  • 40g coconut oil
  • 40g  vitamin E oil
    3 to 5 drops CBD oil (optional)


  1. Weigh coffee into TM bowl and then grind for 30 seconds, speed 6.
  2. Add coconut oil and heat 2 minutes, 50 degrees, speed 3 to combine.
  3. If adding CBD oil, add and then mix 10 seconds, speed 3.
  4. Decant into and bowl and use.
  5. Gently apply and massage into the skin in circular, upward motions for three minutes.
  6. Rinse with water and pat dry.

Disclaimer – Thermomix® is a cooking appliance intended to be only used for food preparation.

However, the recipes here are things I do with my own Thermomix.  I also have multiple Thermomixes and TM bowls, so I can safely use separate bowls for making these without any cross-contamination. I also clean the bowls thoroughly with soap, then vinegar, and finally run it through the dishwasher to ensure that it is thoroughly clean before making a food recipe in my bowl. If in any doubt, don’t make them.

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