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How to Make a Nourishing Zero-Waste Body Scrub at Home!

coffee scrub recipe

Hey there!

Is your skin calling out for moisture? Why not combine your exfoliation and moisturising with this zero-waste coffee scrub?! Coffee scrubs are all the rage right now, but this one is zero-waste, all-natural and extremely nourishing. And best of all, it only takes a couple of minutes to whip up!

If you’re interested, here’s how to make it!

You’re going to need:

1) A carrier oil
I use 100% pure, unrefined shea butter as I find it the most nourishing and moisturising, and because you can buy it plastic-free! I bought mine from Seeds of Abraham on eBay, and they sent it in completely paper packaging!

You can also use coconut oil, and olive oil, both of which are very moisturising.

2) Coffee grounds
Recycle your coffee grounds in this all-natural scrub! You will generally want 2 parts coffee to 1 part oil.

If you’re all out of coffee, you can use brown sugar instead.

And that’s it!


body scrub image from wix

1) If your oil is solid at room temperature, heat it on a low heat in the microwave until it is liquid. Make sure to not over-heat it as the oil could lose nutrients!

homemade body scrub

2) Add your coffee grounds to your oil and mix it to combine, until you have a thick paste.

body scrub image from wix 3

3) Once the mixture is thick, it’s done! That was super quick, right? Now scrub away!

homemade coffee scrub recipe

I recommend scrubbing in the shower so that you can rinse off the scrub and wash your skin if you don’t like feeling too oily.

Enjoy your new soft skin! If you’re interested in eco-friendly DIYs, you might also be interested in this shower steamers recipe. They’re like bath bombs but for the shower!

Bye for now,


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