Six Reasons to Add Coffee to Your Skin-Care Routine + Simple Coffee Scrub Recipe

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Simple Coffee Scrub Recipe

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Kim DiMaggio

As the holiday chaos calms and normal life reemerges, we often feel worn out and exhausted. While caffeine can do wonders for our energy levels when consumed, the caffeine found in coffee can also help improve your skin due to its numerous health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, coffee helps combat dull skin all while exfoliating and firming. When applied under the eyes, it can eliminate puffiness and dark circles, helping to brighten your appearance. It also helps to stimulate blood circulation and reduce swelling thanks to its anti-inflammatory nature. There are so many benefits when you include coffee in your skin-care routine.

6 Reasons to Add Coffee

  1. Stimulates blood circulation
  2. Firms skin
  3. Brightens dark circles
  4. Removes dead skin cells
  5. Reduces puffiness
  6. Brightens dull skin
Coffee Bath and Body Scrub Recipe
Adding a hand-stamped label and ribbon makes this coffee scrub instantly gift-worthy!  

Simple Coffee Scrub Recipe

You Will Need

  • Bowl: small
  • ½ cup ground coffee 
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • Spoon
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • Airtight container

To Make

In a small bowl, add the ground coffee and sugar, and stir to combine. Pour in the melted coconut oil, and mix until thoroughly blended. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Coffee Bath and Body Scrub Recipe


  • For more recipes featuring coffee, check out page 88 of the Winter 2023 Issue of Willow and Sage. You’ll discover a handful of recipes by our friends Kim and Kyla DiMaggio.
  • Before using coffee in your skin-care routine, spot test the recipe on a small area of skin first. It can be too harsh on sensitive skin.

Danielle Williams is the managing editor for Willow and Sage, The Natural Home Issue, Mingle, and Art Quilting Studio. She lives with her growing family in Orange County, California.

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