I love finding ways to reduce waste in my kitchen. This involves freezing scraps for veggie broth, regrowing veggie ends and turning leftovers into new things! Including this zero waste coffee scrub!
I’m a huge coffee gal, and I do my best to keep my coffee routine as low waste as possible. I do this by primarily using a french press and occasional pour-over method. This leaves leftover coffee grounds at the end of the day. And while they’re easily compostable and make great fertilizer for plants, I wanted to find another great use for them!
I’ve used just the grounds as an exfoliant from time to time but I wanted to make something that would last longer and go further. So I decided to whip up a DIY coffee scrub using the coffee grounds from my french press!
What you need:
- Leftover coffee grounds
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sugar (brown, right, any kind it doesn’t matter)
- 10 drops of Essential oils (optional)
What to do:
- Take the coffee grounds from your filter or french press and squeeze out as much excess water as possible. I do this with a strainer.
- Then place your grounds in a bowl and add in the coconut oil (solidified) and sugar or choice.
- Mix it up using a whisk or fork!
- Add in your essential oils if using and transfer to a small jar or container!
- To use: simply scoop out the mixture with your fingers while in the bath or shower and exfoliate the body and face and rinse
Not only is this scrub an amazing exfoliator thanks to the coffee grounds and sugar, but also extremely moisturizing due to the coconut oil. And the best part is you’re reusing the coffee grounds!
Thanks for reading! I hope you try out this zero waste coffee scrub and love it! Please don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and follow me on Instagram for daily low waste and non toxic living inspiration!