zero waste coffee

Easy zero waste coffee body scrub

For the caffeine lovers among us, throwing away the grounds after a cup of coffee can feel like a waste. Never fear, there is a way to waste not and want not

zero waste coffee
The caffeine found in coffee scrubs is known for increasing blood flow and giving the skin a more even tone.

Wake up and smell the coffee. That’s what most of us do every single morning, and if you’re the cafetiere type, you may feel bad throwing away the wet grounds gathered at the bottom. But don’t fear, our zero waste coffee scrub may just be the fix you’re looking for.

This homemade moisturising zero waste coffee scrub is rich in antioxidants that help to improve the overall look and condition of your skin. It’s also good for the planet, helping reducing waste. Here’s how you can be thrifty with coffee.

What you’ll need

  • 240g coffee grounds
  • 240g brown sugar
  • 120g coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp essential oil (lavender, mint, almond) 
  • An empty jar and lid 


  1. First, sterilise your empty jar and lid of choice.
  2. Next, in a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil until it turns to liquid.
  3. In a bowl, mix the melted coconut oil with the coffee grounds and brown sugar. Add the essential oil of your choice for fragrance.
  4. Store your zero waste coffee scrub in your air-tight jar and use as you see fit.

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