Have you heard of bulletproof coffee? People claim that adding a small amount of butter or coconut oil into your morning coffee helps your body better absorb the caffeine — giving you an even bigger energy jolt. I don’t know if it is true because I am too scared to try it. It sounds gross, and I don’t want to waste a perfectly good cup of coffee on an experiment. I am willing to try those same ingredients in an exfoliating bulletproof coffee body scrub, however.
BULLETPROOF COFFEE BODY SCRUB
How Do You Make Coffee Scrub at Home?
Watch this short video to see how to make the body scrub, or keep scrolling down for the step out photos. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more creative videos!
Supplies You Will Need
All you need to make this body scrub is coconut oil and garbage. Not just any garbage, the coffee grounds that you will rescue from your coffee pot before you actually throw them away in the garbage can. Yes, you can totally use used coffee grounds to make a spa-like body scrub. Crazy, right? I recommend using 2 parts coconut oil (melted) to 1 part coffee grounds.
Pour the two ingredients into a medium-sized bowl. Doesn’t look too luxurious at this point, does it? But, just you wait! First, put the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so, just enough for the coconut oil to solidify again. Then use a hand mixer to whip the oil and coffee grounds together.
And this is what it looks like after you have whipped it up. You guys, it smells so gooooooooooood. And doesn’t it look like Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream? But DO NOT eat it. I mean you could because it’s all food, but it would be so gross. So just smell it. And put it on your skin. But not in a creepy Silence of the Lambs way.
How Do You Use Coffee Body Scrub?
This works like any other body scrub. Scrub it on your skin in a circular motion, rinse it off, pat your skin dry. Since neither oil or the coffee grounds are shower drain friendly, don’t use more than you need to and run hot water down your drain for a while after use.
If you store the scrub in an airtight container, it will last a few weeks — but toss it out at any signs of mold or mildew. Keeping the jar of scrub in the fridge will extend its life a bit longer. Also, if you store the scrub above 76 degrees the coconut oil will start to melt again. If that happens just pop it in the fridge for a bit, and then whip it up again.
Make sure to check out the other spa product DIYs I share this week. You might also like these previous posts:
can’t wait to try
Thanks for the body scrub recipe — great idea!
BTW, don’t drink bulletproof coffee, it can cause pains similar to a UTI.
I recently started adding 1 tsp of coconut oil to my cup of coffee every morning. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. I truly enjoy it. It also does seem to curb my appetite. Thanks for the body scrub.
Add honey and cinnamon is amazing
could we grind up some coffee beans?
I think that would work too, although you want a very fine grain so you don\’t scratch your skin.
Milena Yordanova says
This body scrub sounds awesome! Btw the taste of coffee with coconut oil is not bad at all. 🙂
Coconut oil, honey and cinnamon in coffee is amazin i don’t remember remember the exact measurments but it helps with energy (found it on pinterest so you you can def find it too) I refrigerate mine and use it every morning !! I just made the scrub while using the coconut oil in my hair .
I disagree with OP regarding using used coffee grounds in the scrub. The whole point of using coffee is for caffeine, and you want the most potent form. Now, after you run coffee through a machine, the caffeine is mostly gone. So, use freshly ground robusta (or the darkest and most intense roast you can find). Grind at the finest setting.
Going to disagree with this comment. There is still a significant amount of caffeine in used grounds — about 40mg of caffeine per 7 grams of grounds. The grounds are great for exfoliating as well.
Thanks for the tip, but a huge part to edit – used coffee grounds go in the compost, not garbage. As an environmentalist, it would be wonderful if you could edit that for people so so the right thing!
That is a great suggestion! Some people aren’t able to compost due to their living spaces, but it is the best option for those who can!
Can you use fresh, non used grounds? I don’t drink coffee, but wanted to make this as a gift!
You can. The scrub will be a bit rougher and will color the water used to rinse off the scrub.