How to DIY an Easy Coffee Scrub for Cellulite

Luisa Louis
by Luisa Louis
9 Materials
10 Minutes

I’d like to share my recipe for DIY coffee scrub with you.

I love to use this body scrub in the summer because it is refreshing and cleansing. It has antibacterial and antifungal effects.

When it’s warm out, we sweat more and we wear less clothing, so our skin is more exposed. This scrub is great for keeping you free of toxins and feeling cool and fresh.

I love to use it after a workout or on my feet after wearing sandals. It’s also just great for cooling down. This cooling sensation that the scrub gives you is not something that you feel when you’re applying it.

Disclaimer: You should know, this DIY scrub will make your bathtub dirty but, if you just rinse it out thoroughly, it comes off very easily and quickly.

Just don’t leave it overnight because, once it dries, you have to sort of scrub at it to get it off!

Tools and materials:

  • Coconut oil
  • Pure castile soap
  • Activated coconut shell charcoal powder
  • Grounded coffee
  • Tea tree oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Clear jar
  • Tablespoon
  • Fork
Ingredients for DIY cellulite scrub

2. What the ingredients do

Activated coconut shell charcoal powder works as a magnet and just pulls out all the toxins from your skin.

Then, when you wash it off, the toxins get washed off with it. It also doesn’t dissolve so well so it helps create the scrubbing effect.

The grounded coffee is great because it helps stimulate the blood. It helps smooth the skin in areas where there is cellulite. 

Ingredients for DIY cellulite scrub

The tea tree oil is antifungal and antibacterial. That’s the ingredient that helps detoxify and clean the skin.

And, for that cooling and soothing effect, we’re going to use peppermint essential oil.

Mixing ingredients

3. Mix your ingredients

Start by mixing one part coconut oil with one part castile soap. Use the fork to mix. I’m using 2 tablespoons of each. Then you can add one tablespoon of activated charcoal.

Make sure to add and mix slowly because the charcoal can get pretty messy.

You might need to add a few drops of water in after the charcoal to get the scrub to be a bit more creamy.

Mixing ingredients

Next, you will be adding your coffee grinds along with another couple drops of water.

Then try the scrub on your skin and see if you have the right consistency.

If it’s too smooth and you want there to be a bit more of a scrub, add more coffee. If it’s too thick add some water.

DIY coffee scrub for cellulite

Then you will need to add two teaspoons of tea tree oil and about 20-30 drops of peppermint oil.

Mix it up well so all of the ingredients are well blended. Check the bottom of the glass jar to see if there are ingredients that didn’t get mixed in.

The dosage that I use is what I know works for me. I suggest you try it on your skin and check 3 things.

First, you want to make sure there is enough soap for you. Then you want to see if there is enough scrub in there for you. Is it scrubbing your skin enough?

Lastly, take note of the peppermint strength. Is it strong enough for you? Is it too strong? Adjust the ingredient dosages and tailor it according to your needs.

DIY coffee scrub for cellulite

DIY coffee scrub for cellulite

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Feel free to share it if you know someone who might be interested.

Leave me a comment and let me know how it went for you and if you’re enjoying using it. If you have any questions, leave those in the comments section for me. 

Check out my Easy Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Lotion Recipe.

Suggested materials:
  • Coconut oil
  • Pure castile soap
  • Activated coconut shell charcoal powder
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