DIY Coffee Grounds Shower Scrub

DIY Coffee Grounds Shower Scrub

We love a good DIY project, so when our editor-in-chief told us about one of her latest DIY ventures, it was music to our ears. In her efforts to reduce her kitchen waste, Lauren made a DIY Coffee Shower Scrub with used grounds from a pot of coffee, and we thought, why not share a DIY recipe with you all? It’s a resourceful and thoughtful way to reduce your waste and upcycle a common kitchen item that usually goes straight to the trash.

Our new DIY shower scrub recipe uses common ingredients you might have in your kitchen, with a few add-ons and customizations that can kick your coffee scrub game up a notch. This oils and caffeine in this scrub are perfect for a morning shower to help you start your day energized. For our DIY Coffee Grounds Shower Scrub recipe, keep reading…

DIY Coffee Grounds Shower Scrub

DIY Coffee Grounds Shower Scrub


  • 1/2 cup used or fresh coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

Extras & Additions

  • 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil (orange, lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, etc.)
  • A tbsp of Vitamin E Oil or Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 tsp of almond or vanilla extract


  1. After making a hot pot of coffee, strain and save your coffee grounds. A coarser ground works best, like one you would use in a French press. Disregard if you’re using fresh coffee grounds.

  2. In a bowl, mix all of your ingredients together until well-combined. Place in cute, decorative jars and seal in air-tight container. Use right away. If it starts to have a strange smell, odor, or appearance before then, toss it.

DIY Coffee Grounds Shower Scrub

Easy, thoughtful, and upcycled, right?

If you make our DIY Coffee Grounds Shower Scrub, make sure to tag us at @LaurenConradCo on Instagram. We can’t wait to see how your coffee scrubs turn out.

XO Team LC

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