Coffee Scrub for Face and Body

A woman with a coffee scrub on her face rubs her cheeks with her fingertips

Why pay for a fancy scrub when you can make one at home using fair trade ingredients? Time for a DIY facial!

To make this scrub, we mixed Equal Exchange’s Palestinian Organic Virgin Olive Oil and finely ground Organic Coffee (both ingredients known for the antioxidents they contain) with brown sugar (for exfoliation).  For little extra tingle, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil, too.


Coffee Scrub Proportions:

  • 1/3 cup ground coffee
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 drops tea tree oil (optional)


A bowl of ground coffee and sugar sit next to a measuring cup of oil and some measuring spoons.


  1. Mix coffee and sugar.
  2. Stir in olive oil and tea tree oil to form a paste.
  3. Get your skin wet and apply the scrub to your face or body. Rub it in, using a gentle circular motion. (Sensitive skin? Test your scrub on a small patch of skin first.)
  4. Rinse well with cool water. Ahh!

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