Coconut Oil and Coffee Hand and Body Scrub

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Make and all natural body and hand scrub from coconut oil and leftover coffee grounds from

This started out as a body scrub {and is a GREAT one} but I found out by accident that this makes a great hand scrub for gardeners.  I like to dig around in my garden.  Sometimes I wear gloves, most times I don’t.  I like to feel the dirt and work with it and gloves get in the way.  This, for me, means I’m not a manicure gal.  I keep my nail short but even with them being short when I’m out in the garden I always get dirt under my nails and on my hands.  The other day I made this scrub to use in the shower and then went out into the garden.  After a bit of weed pulling I came in with dirty hands as usual but instead of using the harsh soap I usually use to clean my hands I used this coconut and coffee ground scrub and the results were wonderful.  Not only did the grittiness of the coffee grounds get rid of the dirt but the coconut oil washed it all away and left me with soft and smooth hands.  

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Save coffee grounds to equal 1/4 cup.  Allow to dry before use.

1/2 cup softened coconut oil

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Add the coffee grounds to the coconut oil and stir well.  

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Set aside stirring as it hardens for an even mix of coconut and coffee grounds and allow to firm up.  Store in a cool place or refrigerate.  

I am going to try this in the shower and make another batch to keep downstairs in my laundry room for after-gardening wash ups.  

Make and all natural body and hand scrub from coconut oil and leftover coffee grounds.


*Adapted from Willows & Sage Summer 2014 Issue 

For shower use rub over entire body {not your face} in a circular motion toward your heart as you would for a dry-brush scrub.  Pay close attention to elbows and knees. 

***If you use this in the shower please be careful and use caution.  Coconut Oil is VERY slippery so stand on a bath mat, towel or other NON-SLIPPERY surface while using.  

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  1. Great idea! I keep my nails short also but hate getting dirt under them-can’t wait to give this a try!

  2. I’ve tried a coffee sugar scrub before and they work so well to clean hands and nails. Love the smell of it, too! Your recipe looks good

  3. That must smell amazing Mary Beth! Pinning!

  4. Just wanted to let you know MB that this was just repinned over 21 times-my most repinned pin ever! So excited for you!

  5. I feel the exact same way about gloves and gardening and manicures! This coconut scrub sounds divine. Do you think it would work with unused coffee grounds?

  6. You’re so clever MB! Great idea!
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  7. Thanks for the recipe, I haven’t heard of using coffee but will give it a try! Thanks and Pinned!!
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  8. Two of my favorite scents together. And I bet it works really well. Thanks for the info Mary Beth. Pinned for Christmas Gifts :)
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  9. Do I need to worry about the oil going down the drain at all?! Should I be worried it would harden?!?!

    • A little goes a long way with this scrub. I’ve been using it on my hands for a while now without any problems with my drain. I do use hot water at the end to rinse everything down the drain but if this is something that concerns you, you could rub it on your hands while outside and rinse off with a hose or water from a pitcher. :)