How to Make Body Exfoliant with Coffee Grounds

No need to purchase pricey exfoliants that are pumped full of harsh chemicals when you can make your own using something you probably throw out every day - coffee grounds!

How to Make Body Exfoliant with Coffee Grounds

You'll Need:

- coffee grounds
- table salt


1. Spread out used coffee grounds on a plate and allow it to dry.
2. Fill a container of your choice 4/5 with the dried coffee grounds.
3. Fill the remaining 1/5 of the container with table salt.
4. Mix together, and you're done!

To Use:

Before showering, gently rub your homemade exfoliant on the skin of your body to remove dead skin and debris. Pay attention to particularly rough areas such as your elbows, knees and feet. Rinse away the exfoliant when you're done.


Some people use this mixture on their face as well, although I personally find it a bit too harsh. You may also choose to combine the mixture with essential oils, but be careful as this may become messy in your shower or bathtub.

Oil Blotters are a Waste of Money

I recently realized that oil blotters are an unnecessary purchase. Their purpose is to rid your face of excess oil, but that's something accomplished by using any ordinary piece of tissue paper anyway. Moreover, if the kind of oil blotters you usually purchase are made of non-biodegradable materials, they will stay in the environment long after you're done using them.

Use Eco-Friendly Cotton Swabs

It's easy to overlook how even the smallest items can impact our environment; for example, cottons swabs. Most of the cottons swabs sold in stores have sticks made of plastic, which can take a long time to break down in landfills. If everyone in the world used one such cotton swab a day, that amounts to a lot of plastic being tossed out as waste. As an alternative, consider buying only eco-friendly cotton swabs or those that are made with paper sticks.

Also, try cleaning out your ears with cotton swabs only once every few days. It's actually bad for you to over clean your ears as it strips them of their natural wax and oils, and cleaning them fewer times a week will also help reduce the number of cotton swabs you throw away.