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Coffee Grounds Exfoliating Facial Scrub

Updated on August 14, 2017

I may have just scared you with the photo above, but do not be fooled by the looks of it. The benefits of rubbing that 'mud' on to your face actually weighs more than the cons. It looks definitely like mud and it is! It is what we call coffee grounds and olive oil mud. As the name suggests, it is made up of finely ground coffee and olive oil.

So what makes coffee probably one of the best facial exfoliators in your cupboard? For starters, coffee that are grind into fine particles actually remove dead tissues and cells that our bodies need to shed. You cannot keep all that dirt hanging on to your face forever. Coffee may be a good source of anti-oxidants, which will help keep cancer at bay, but it is also antibacterial. This antibacterial property should be useful to stop unwanted growth of other harmful microorganisms. Pores should feel tight and the face, clean by the time you finish.

Aside from its exfoliating properties, coffee is not expensive. Well, this depends on the type of coffee you are using but if you have got that unwanted coffee grounds you probably want to dispose of, follow these instructions and you will have an extremely effective exfoliator to use.


  • Coffee grounds
  • Olive Oil
  • Container

First, grind the coffee finely and mix it with the olive oil. The ratio is 2:1. For every 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. The final product should look like mud but it does not have to be perfect. After all, mud isn't.

Enjoy scrubbing and lathering your face with 'mud'!

For more information, watch this instructional video:


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