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DIY Face Scrub with Coffee, Coconut, Honey & Carrot Seed Oil


DIY face scrub - Dr. Axe

Getting rid of dead skin by exfoliating with a face scrub reduces buildup of dirt, bacteria and dead skin in the pores and helps eliminate whiteheads.

Face scrub, or a facial scrub, is a gentle exfoliating cleanser. It typically consists of small granular particles to get rid of old skin cells. This allows new skin cells to emerge, resulting in refreshed skin. In addition, it deeply cleanses the skin. This type of cleansing smooths the skin and also soften it. And where does the glow come from? The exfoliating process encourages blood flow to the surface of the skin, giving you that warm, healthy glow.

So, what are the best DIY face scrub ingredients? This is key. While gently exfoliating is important, what you use to exfoliate is crucial to maintaining healthy skin. Most off-the-shelf facial scrubs contain chemicals that may seem great at first, but over time can cause problems for your skin.  The great news is that it is very easy to make your own face scrub right at home. Let’s dig right into this great DIY face scrub recipe!

How to Make Your Own DIY Face Scrub

By blending a few ingredients together, you can make an amazing face scrub, leaving you with soft, supple and glowing skin. This coffee face scrub recipe is sure to be one of your favorites!

Let’s get started! You can make your DIY face scrub right in the jar that you plan to store it in, or you can make it in a small bowl and transfer it to a tight-lidded jar. Pour the coconut oil and honey into the jar or bowl. Coconut oil is a natural antifungal and antimicrobial ingredient. It also helps moisturize the skin. Raw honey is great for healing skin and helps absorb and retain moisture, which helps keep the skin soft and dewy. This homemade face scrub with honey is just perfect for your weekly skin regimen.

Next, add the coffee grounds. You can even use this morning’s coffee grounds — what a great way to repurpose that coffee! If you don’t drink coffee, you can purchase organic ground coffee for this recipe. Coffee contains antioxidants that can help heal the skin, but it also has just the right texture to work as a scrub, helping slough off those dead skin cells.

Blend the ingredients together.

Add the carrot seed oil. Carrot seed oil is amber in color and is extracted from carrot seeds. It has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties. It can do wonders for dry, sun-damaged skin and it can even help eliminate wrinkles. Carrot seed oil works well for both dry and oily complexions.

Now add the tea tree oil. Tea tree oil can really help the skin stay healthy and blemish-free, making it a great part of this homemade face scrub for acne. Like carrot seed oil, tea tree oil contains antibacterial properties known as terpenes. It can help heal just about anything and is the perfect ingredient to add to this recipe. Blend all of these ingredients together and you are all set to do a facial scrub. You can store the product in the fridge to help preserve it. (1

Now, let’s try it! Make sure you have clean skin. You can even try my Homemade Face Wash. Pat your skin dry, then use a spoon or small spatula to scoop out a little facial scrub. Stand over the sink or do this in the shower to minimize any mess. Gently rub the scrub over your face and neck (you can even put it on the backs of your hands!). Make sure to avoid the eyes. Once you have covered all areas, allow it to sit for a couple of minutes. Then gently rinse with warm water. Pat your skin dry. Apply a dab of coconut oil or my Lavender and Coconut Oil Moisturizer. Repeat once or twice a week for best results.

DIY Face Scrub with Coffee, Coconut, Honey & Carrot Seed Oil

Total Time: 15–20 minutes
Serves: Makes 3.5 ounces


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons organic raw honey
  • 4 tablespoons organic coffee grounds
  • 8 drops carrot seed oil
  • 6 drops tea tree essential oil


  1. Pour the coconut oil and honey into a small bowl or jar.
  2. Next, add the coffee grounds.
  3. Blend the ingredients.
  4. Add the carrot seed oil and tea tree oil.
  5. Blend all of the ingredients together.
  6. Store product in a small jar in the fridge.

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  1. Bonnie Smith on

    What can you use for large pores?
    I have been using witch hazel. WHAT
    Would help with pitting under my eyes . Is that from loss of collagen?

  2. p on

    tk you dr axe. you have webinars but i cannot always see them can you send replays on my e mail so i can see them when my health allows. i have chronic fatigue since 1994 amongst other things.

    It would be better if i can see the script as i forget things.
    Very appreciative.for your help.

    on another note i have swollen gums but no pain and my dentist after seeing x rays. said i need root canal. i have heard bad things about r canal and also I
    saw one u tube of yours. How can i be certain if i really need r.canal.
    There are bridge or implant different materials. and also dentine cap.
    My dentist said i should decide quick. what is best please. some say take tooth out and pyt denture but how to stop bone reduction. pls help

  3. Shannan on

    Can Coffee Essential Oil be used instead of coffee grounds for the antioxidants and can baking soda provide the exfoliation instead of the coffee grounds?
    I was just wondering because I already use NaHCO3 mixed with a bit of olive or coconut oil. I love the powdery soft skin the baling soda leaves but was wondering if adding a bit of Coffee EO would make the recipe even better. I just find coffee grounds a mess to work with and rinse off.


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