How to Get Rid of Cellulite with a DIY Coffee Scrub

You already know that coconut oil is like the 8th wonder of the world. (We covered its many uses and benefits here!) And the caffeine in coffee grounds is cellulite enemy #1 which tightens and provides antioxidants to the skin when applied topically. The caffeine absorbs into your skin and dehydrates the fluid in those pesky cellulite areas, so your skin is (temporarily) tighter and firmer. By combining coffee grounds with moisturizing, skin-soothing coconut oil and a bit of sea salt for an extra exfoliating kick, this trifecta is the ultimate scrub for smoother, firmer skin – just in time for beach body season.

We already drink coffee, so why not add rubbing it all over your bodies to your regular beauty routine?

What You Need

  • 1 c coffee grounds
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp sea salt or sugar
  • empty jar
  • dry brush (optional)


Step 1Measure out the dry ingredients and combine in a large measuring cup or bowl.

Step 2 Melt the coconut oil in the microwave if solid, and add to the mixture.

Step 3Mix well

Step 4Transfer contents to a waterproof jar or container.

Step 5OPTIONAL: Before getting in the shower, use your dry brush to exfoliate and stimulate blood flow. To maximize results, invest in a dry brush. Because it also exfoliates and gets lymph and blood moving, it has also been touted as a cellulite combatant. Brush lightly in a circular motion on any problem areas, or all over your body to reap the full benefits of dry brushing.

Step 6 In the shower, apply your scrub to areas with cellulite. Massage the scrub onto skin in a circular motion before rinsing. Repeat every time you shower for best results.