DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub


I have obviously been sharing lots of goodies on the blog every day, but the last time I shared an easy DIY with you was almost 5 months ago!  What?!?!  Yep, it was my monogrammed glass cookie jar idea, but it wasn't even a tutorial.  The last time I shared a non-sewing tutorial was last May: my Nautical-Inspired Odds & Ends Jars.

Well, I would love to share something that is not jar-related with you all now: my DIY coffee grounds scrub!

Just to let you know, I use this all year round, but I think it would be a fun little Valentine's gift to make, give, and receive!

You might notice that I virtually put a cute little label on the jar using PicMonkey, because honestly I did not make a label for the jar in real life...  this batch is for myself!  You get the idea of how it would look cute in a jar, with a nice little label and a bow or two, perhaps!  :)


I have seen recipes for coffee ground scrubs that claim to decrease cellulite, but honestly I just use this to smooth rough patches of skin.  It works great!  Also, I have never used it on my face, because that skin is far more delicate, and it would probably be more harmful than helpful.

With that, here is the "recipe" to making your own Coffee Grounds Scrub!

Coffee Grounds Scrub
A Vintage Zest original


4 parts Coffee grounds (see my notes below on how to mix and how to save the grounds)
1 part Olive oil
1 - 2 Tbsp. Cinnamon


Measuring cup
Jar for storing (check out how I upcycle Mason jars here!)

DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub on Diane's Vintage Zest!


1.  Measure the amount of coffee grounds you have and add to a bowl.
I actually had twice this amount, so 7 cups for me!

DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub on Diane's Vintage Zest!

2.  Add 1/4 the amount of olive oil.
For me it was 1/4 of 7 cups or 1.75 cups.

DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub on Diane's Vintage Zest!

3. Add to the coffee grounds and mix well.

DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub on Diane's Vintage Zest!

4.  Add the cinnamon.
For this much, I added almost 3 tablespoons.

DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub on Diane's Vintage Zest!

4.  And that's it!  Just put it into the container of your choice.

DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Now, to store the coffee grounds (assuming you save them each morning) you can do a couple of things to prevent mold from forming.

  1. You can dry the grounds in a really long process that involves spreading it out, or oven-drying, or putting it outside in the sun.  It works well, but that's too much work for me!
  2. Freeze it!  Yep, just cool off the coffee grounds from that morning, and just throw it into a bag in the freezer.  Easy peasy!

DIY Coffee Grounds Scrub on Diane's Vintage Zest!

This is a great way to reuse your old coffee grounds and save a little bit of money on a scrub that you can easily make at home.  Win-win!

Do you make any DIY beauty products?


  1. Aha! A caffeine addict perhaps? ;)

  2. a way to use the grounds from the 10 espressos I pound per day??? SCORE!

  3. What a great gift idea - guaranteed to get some interesting comments! And I love the label too.

  4. This is a great idea! We love feeding coffee grounds to our worms, but this would be an additional use for them!

  5. Oh and I love the virtual label! :D

  6. I love DIY beauty products! And the catchy Valentine's sticker you added was perfect! I'm so happy you linked up with us at the Create Link Inspire party! Your post was featured today!

  7. Definitely! My mom used to use the old coffee grounds in her garden, but she stopped doing it for some reason. Now, she saves them for me! :)

  8. Agreed! If you try it, let me know how you like it. :)

  9. I love this! I've made this several times for gifts and people always love it.

  10. what a great idea we were just talking about different uses for food and such this is a great example
    thanks for sharing
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  11. Hi Diane! I absolutely love this idea - I've honestly never made my own beauty products but would love to give this one a try! Thank you so much for sharing this at Best of the Weekend - pinned! Hope you had a happy Valentine's Day weekend and enjoy your week!

  12. Interesting! I've never heard of a coffee ground scrub before! Thanks so much for linkin to Sunday FUNday!

  13. What a great idea. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again this weekend!


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