DIY Natural Coffee Scrub and Mask

Last Modified: January 20, 2016 at 11:42 am by Tianna | Leave a comment


Coffee can be beneficial to your beauty routine in many ways which is why I decided to make my own DIY natural coffee scrub and also a coffee mask! From natural self-tanner to diminishing the appearance of cellulite and plumping skin, coffee has been touted with tons of benefits. I came up with these fun recipes that you guys can try so I hope you enjoy! Please keep in mind that I’m not a doctor; if you think this might cause issues for you or if you’re allergic to caffeine, it’s best to avoid and/or check with your primary care physician before considering it!

The Beauty Benefits of Coffee 

  • Natural Self-Tanner – Simply brew up some coffee and put it into a spray bottle. Leave on for a few minutes, then rinse. You’ll find your skin has a nice bronze afterwards.
  • Antioxidants – Rich in flavonoids, coffee actually lends some great antioxidant power to your beauty routine and can help protect your skin from aging free radicals like pollution, heat, light, etc.
  • Caffeine – Because the caffeine increases your circulation, it can help reduce swelling and puffiness in various areas, including underneath your eyes, resulting in a more “awake” appearance.
  • Cellulite – Because coffee is a diuretic, it temporarily can pull fluid away from areas of the body. This is particularly helpful when it comes to cellulite as many coffee scrubs can temporarily smooth out and tighten up cellulite-ridden areas for a period of time.
  • Soothe & Brighten – Because of it’s antioxidant content, coffee can actually help soothe redness. At the same time, it can also bring blood flow to areas of your skin and body and it’s grainy texture naturally exfoliates which helps to brighten and increase radiance in dull skin.
  • Shiny, Healthy Hair – Coffee can also benefit your hair in a number of ways, especially those with darker hair colors. The deep tint of coffee can help brighten and enliven your hair color, increase it’s overall shine, stimulate hair growth thanks to it’s ability to naturally improve your circulation, AND it smells amazing. Who doesn’t want to smell like their favorite cup of java?

DIY Natural Coffee Scrub Recipe


  • 1/2 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Organic Ground Coffee
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Plant Oil of Choice – I used organic grapeseed oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger Powder

Directions: Take a small handful of the scrub and massage in circular motions onto desired areas of the body and rinse. Avoid any sensitive areas and avoid scrubbing too hard as this may cause irritation.

DIY Natural Coffee Face Mask Recipe


  • 1 Tablespoon of Organic Ground Coffee
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Manuka Honey
  • A little water to help incorporate/dissolve the honey with the mixture. You don’t need to use this, but I wanted the mixture to be smooth so I used some water. It’s up to you. If you don’t use water, the honey will make the mixture very sticky!

Directions: Apply a thin layer with your fingers or a face mask brush to face and neck. Let sit on your skin for 2-5 minutes or until dry. The cinnamon and ginger may cause some skin tingling. If irritation occurs, rinse off immediately.

A Few Tips on Use

Keep in mind that coffee (and tea, for that matter) will naturally dye your skin since they are so dark in color. It’s temporary and you should be able to scrub it off or wash it off with a little face or body wash if you find it to be a problem. The longer you keep the mask or scrub on for, the more deeply your skin will be naturally dyed. You can use this as a natural self-tanner (many people do), if you like, but otherwise, it can easily be removed and/or will fade in a day or so. It’s a natural side effect and shouldn’t cause any issues, but if you find that it does, please contact your doctor! I hope you guys enjoy these recipes and let me know how you like them! Alternatively, if you have your own recipes and/or methods, let me know about those too! If you are curious about using coffee as a natural self tanner, I found a cool recipe here

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28 thoughts on “DIY Natural Coffee Scrub and Mask

  1. Pam
    January 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    What a neat idea! Thanks! I forwarded this to my daughter who is an avid coffee drinker as well!

    1. January 21, 2016 at 12:45 PM

      thanks so much Pam! I’m glad you like it! It’s really invigorating to use and smells so good!

  2. January 21, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    Love when I can pamper myself with products from around the house. Interesting post!
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    1. January 21, 2016 at 12:46 PM

      me too! It’s a lot of fun to mix up a mask or scrub every now and again 🙂 thanks for stopping by ♥

  3. January 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Sounds like a wonderful facial scrub! I always have organic coffee beans around (for drinking mainly), but now I want to make this scrub. It sounds even better because you use manuka honey in it, which is very healing I hear. Could you substitute organic raw honey if you didn’t have manuka honey on hand? Just curious. 🙂 Great post.

    1. January 21, 2016 at 12:48 PM

      It’s great for face & body for sure 🙂 I love drinking coffee too and it’s a really good scrub! It feel great and the scent is awesome! Manuka honey is so amazing, but of course you could use organic honey instead. That would be fine. The only main difference between the two is that manuka has more medicinal and more potent antibacterial properties than our regular organic honey, but both work much the same way and would be good for attractive moisture, healing and soothing skin 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

  4. January 21, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    I had been looking for something a little bit different for my skin routine that was easier on it than other treatments but still made a difference. This may just be it!

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:47 PM

      yay! This one is simple, too, so I hope you like it 🙂

  5. January 21, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Yay! I don’t really ever drink coffee, but I did buy some on sale not too long ago (haha), so I will have to try this out! 😛

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:47 PM

      haha what good timing! Well, I hope you like this one 🙂 It smells so good when you’re using it 😛

  6. Lisa Sharp
    January 22, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    Sounds lovely and very easy. Thanks for sharing!

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:53 PM

      thanks Lisa – hope you like it if you give it a go ♥

  7. January 22, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    I’m excited to try the face mask! I love coffee scrubs.I took a green tea bath with a full body coffee scrub once, and I seriously felt a buzz! I don’t know if it was all in my head, but it was energizing to say the least!

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:59 PM

      hope you like it! And that sounds AMAZING lol. Also, I don’t think it was in your head. Our skin absorbs about 60% of whatever we put on it so you probably had a caffeine buzz going 😛

  8. January 24, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Is it good even for sensitive skin? I’ve been looking for this everywhere online. Hope it works for me.
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    1. January 26, 2016 at 8:55 AM

      thanks for stopping by Clifford. It really depends on how sensitive your skin is. Anything can be a potential irritant for sensitive skin types as everyone has different things they’re sensitive to. If you’re not super sensitive, this should be okay, but if you are, you may want to try something more gentle like a chamomile or oatmeal scrub which are a lot more calming. The caffeine, ginger, or cinnamon in this recipe might be irritating if your skin is super reactive so just be aware of that and do a patch test beforehand if you really want to give it a go! Hope it helps you out ♥

  9. alicia szemon
    January 29, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    i have used a diy coffee scrub and it was very nice!

    1. January 29, 2016 at 2:49 PM

      glad to hear you like diy scrubs too! Coffee is such a unique one to do, I think, because of the scent and it’s a lot more gentle than sugar or salt scrubs 🙂 thanks for stopping by Alicia! ♥

  10. Julia Reyes
    February 1, 2016 at 12:44 AM

    Will def try it out <3

  11. February 1, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Great DIY! I usually buy vs. make products, but this may encourage me to try it out 😉

    1. February 2, 2016 at 9:24 AM

      Thanks so much, Molly 🙂 I normally buy products as well, but I enjoy making scrubs and masks from time to time 🙂 Hope you like this one if you give it a go!

  12. February 1, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    I love homemade and diy body scrubs and treatments. They are so fun and usually work so well! I can’t wait to try this at home


    1. February 2, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      thanks Alexandra – me too 🙂 Hope you enjoy this one!

  13. michelle combs
    February 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    I need to do more to take care of my skin & this would help

  14. Daniela Plume
    February 9, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    I love the smell of coffee. It always smells good enough to eat to me. this is the next best thing 😉
    i am going to have to try this. thank you

    1. February 10, 2016 at 10:21 AM

      definitely agree! Coffee is one of my favorite scents and I love this scrub for that reason 🙂 Hope you like it!

  15. May 31, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    Such a brilliant idea. Loved your post. Thanks for sharing this.

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