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DIY Exfoliating Coffee Salt Scrub

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diy coffee and epsom salt body scrub in a jar

DIY skin care products are easier to make than you think. Some of our favorite DIY beauty products are our matcha face mask, homemade bubble bath, and our DIY spa treatment ideas. You will also love this exfoliating coffee salt scrub.

How do you make a salt coffee scrub?

Make sure you don’t use the last of your ground coffee in this salt scrub recipe because the smell will have you making a cup of coffee to sip on before you use it.

Homemade salt scrubs make a great gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or as part of a home spa day gift pack for someone special.


  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup ground coffee
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

For our recipe, we use Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt, 100% ground Arabica coffee, and organic virgin coconut oil.

ground coffee, coconut oil, and epsom salt to make coffee body scrub


There are only 3 ingredients in this coffee body scrub, which makes it quick and easy to make too.

ground coffee and epsom salt in a bowl to make a coffee salt scrub

Combine the Epsom Salt with the ground coffee in a bowl.

You will need to liquify coconut oil before adding it to your bowl. Put it into a microwave-safe bowl and gradually melt for 15-seconds at a time. It will get hot quickly so pull it out after 15 seconds and stir it, you’ll find that as you are stirring it will continue melting.

Before adding it to your Epsom salts and coffee grounds make sure the liquid is cool so it doesn’t dissolve the salt or coffee grounds.

diy coffee salt scrub being mixed in a bowl

Coffee salt scrub benefits

Coffee doesn’t dissolve in cold water which makes it a great exfoliant for scrubbing away dead skin cells.

According to Medical News Today, there are many possible benefits to exfoliating with coffee grounds including:

  • reducing the appearance of cellulite on the skin
  • fighting acne
  • smoothing and softening the skin
  • reduce the premature aging of cells
  • balance pH levels
  • rejuvenate and boost circulation

Storing and using your DIY coffee scrub

Don’t overdo it with this coffee salt scrub. Use it 2-3 times a week to get the most benefits out of it.

Store your DIY salt scrub in an airtight glass jar or container at room temperature. We store ours in the bathroom cupboard for quick access.

coffee and epsom salt body scrub in a glass jar

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