May 26 2021

The Perfect Blend of Ingredients for Coffee Peeling

You’d think that after trying dozens of DIY coffee scrub recipes, you’d find at least one that works.

But all you have are messy Saturdays spent mixing ingredients and dull skin that’s in desperate need of a scrub with top-quality products.

The basic homemade coffee scrub with brown sugar and coconut oil might not work for your skin type; you need something that actually does.

Word on the street is, we make the best coffee scrub ever.

No, seriously — TheCoffeeScrub products are known for being gentle, yet effective:

“...I live in Colorado and the climate here is dry year round. It's hard to find a scrub that does not dry or irritate my skin. This scrub smells amazing and exfoliates my skin and leaves my skin feeling soft and rejuvenated...” - Bella.

What’s our secret, you ask? We never compromise on the quality of ingredients.After two years of lab work, we’ve formulated the perfect blend for a gentle, aromatic, and rejuvenating peel experience.

Our coffee body scrub is:

  • 100% organicto take care of you and the environment
  • Cruelty-free to protect animals’ rights
  • Vegan to eliminate potentially irritating ingredients

Curious to know what exactly is in our beauty brew? Here’s a breakdown of the quality ingredients we put together to develop a refreshing coffee scrub. 

The Exfoliant

Regardless of which skin type you have, exfoliation is the key to a beautiful, glowing complexion. It sloughs off dead skin cells and increases the efficacy of your moisturizing products. Coffee grounds are our exfoliant of choice, and with good reason. 

Ground Coffee

Unlike sugar, salt, and other exfoliants, ground coffee has small, regularly shaped particles that do not cause micro-tears in the skin. Its natural fragrance is well-tolerated by all skin types, not to mention its many health benefits.

Coffee is rich in antioxidants that promote a healthier skin tone. It also has lots of caffeic acid that reduces premature aging of skin cells.

When we tell you to slather on our beauty brew and massage away at least once or twice a week, we have a good reason for doing so. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, massages stretch skin tissue to improve the appearance of cellulite.

Massaging coffee grounds on your skin in circular motions introduces caffeine’s stimulating effect that improves blood flow and eliminates excess water. Moreover, caffeine penetrates the skin to dilate blood vessels and reduce the appearance of skin dimples.

Coffee grounds are so good for acne-prone skin.

Scrubbing with coffee grounds unclogs pores. The chlorogenic acids in this ingredient reduce inflammation and protect against various strains of acne-causing bacteria.

Don’t believe in the power of coffee? Our customers rave about the gentle exfoliation our scrub offers:

“I have very reactive skin due to a rare disease, and this scrub has saved my skin while living in the Arctic! Best scrub I’ve ever used in my 40 years! Thank you!!!!”

- Megan Hajworonsky

The Emollients

While coffee grounds slough off dead skin cells, natural oils soften the new skin layer and ease inflammation. Emollients are essential ingredients in our scrub that alleviate dryness and irritation.

Depending on your skin type, a homemade scrub with only coconut oil might not be sufficient. Each of the six oils in our organic scrub is chosen for specific health benefits. 

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oilis a by-product of winemaking. It comes from pressed seeds of grapes and is beneficial to the skin due to the following properties:

  • Antimicrobial — treats acne by attacking bacteria that penetrate pores and causes outbreaks
  • Antioxidant — evens out skin tone and combats hyperpigmentation
  • Anti-inflammatory — eases irritation

Olive Oil

Most skin types can benefit from olive oil. Despite the scary, pore-clogging tales you’ve heard about this emollient, research has proven it beneficial for your skin when mixed with other ingredients.

It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. We’ve included it in our scrub to:

  • Moisturize dry skin
  • Protect against premature aging
  • Protect against damage from the sun’s UV rays

Almond Oil

Organic almond oil, the cold-pressed kind we include in our premium scrub, might just be what will make your skin softer than a baby’s bum.

Research has shown several benefits of almond oil. It can help to:

  • Reduce symptoms of dermatitis
  • Improve the skin’s barrier function
  • Moisturize

Macadamia Oil

Macadamia nuts are rich in Vitamin E. Subsequently, the oil derived from these Australian exports has many benefits for one’s skin; it can help to:

  • Penetrate skin fast and moisturize deeply
  • Calm and soothe sensitive skin
  • Protect against damage from the sun’s UV rays
  • Slow down aging and wrinkle formation

Cinnamon Cassia Essential Oil

Cinnamon cassia has a warm, spicy, strong, yet sweet aroma and a host of benefits for your skin. In our signature scrub, this ingredient helps to:

  • Stimulate circulation 
  • Protect against bacterial infections on acne-prone skin
  • Tighten muscles and lift the skin

Mentha Aquatica (Watermint Extract)

Oil derived from watermint leaves has a fresh, pleasant scent. We’ve included it in our beauty brew to:

  • Perform antiseptic functions
  • Treat eczema
  • Eliminate acne
  • Reduce soreness from insect bites

The Hydrants

“....Holy cheese and crackers, this stuff is amazing. I have eczema really bad especially on my hands and it makes them extremely dry and they peel often. I have not felt my hands ever be so smooth in my life. I have legit tried everything for my hands, and this is the only product to give me relief...”

- Brittany.

For dewy skin that makes you look like something out of a fashion magazine, we’ve taken advantage of the hydrating properties of these ingredients. 


All our ingredients are balanced and blended with good ol’ water. You might not know this, but water is the best hydrant for any skin type. Plus, it ensures that our scrub dissolves fast in your skin without being too abrasive. 


Glycerin is one of the best hydrating skin-care ingredients. This colorless, odorless plant extract performs the following functions:

  • Attracts moisture from the air and traps it in your skin
  • Reinforces healthy skin barrier
  • Carries non-comedogenic properties to prevent clogging pores
  • Hydrates skin without leaving a heavy or greasy feel

The Fragrance of Your Choice

We’re just as invested in making you smell good as we are in making your skin glow. Our coffee body scrub comes in four different scents. Choose the floral rose, earthy mocha,tropical coconut, or french vanilla body scrub.

With a Scrub Club Subscription, you get to try out all our body scrub variations with a surprise scent shipped to you each month. 

Do Your Skin a Favor Today

“I've made coffee scrubs at home and bought other scrubs for years, but The Coffee Scrub is the BEST ONE EVER. It's the only scrub that has left my skin soft and moisturized.”

- Mandee Sharp. 

Do you really want to spend hours trying to make a DIY coffee scrub only to get an underwhelming peel?

Do yourself and your skin a favor just like our girl Mandee did. Head over to our products section, grab your preferred scrub, and get peeling!

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