DIY Coffee Scrubs Might Get Rid Of Cellulite? Who Knew!

Alright ladies, I don’t know about you but the back of my thighs don’t look as, ummmm, smooth as they once did. As I understand it, cellulite develops over time in parts of the body that don’t get much circulation. Considering the amount of time I spend sitting in front of the computer (to write and research these handy tips, lol), no wonder I have issues! It also explains why the butt and back of the legs develop that “cottage cheese” look that commonly happens as we age.

IngredientsExercise routines that focus on problem areas can help, but here’s an interesting suggestion sent in by Linda: save coffee grounds to use as a body scrub on areas that have cellulite. Of course that tip caught my full attention and I just had to investigate further…and yup, apparently it can make a difference. Here’s the scoop:


  • Make a homemade mix of olive oil and warm coffee grounds. They don’t need to be used as soon as they’ve brewed, refrigerate until needed and then microwave for about 30 seconds or so until they’re toasty warm (not hot).
  • Mix them with enough olive oil to make a thick paste then rub into problem areas to stimulate the blood flow.
  • Massage vigorously for a few minutes then shower to wash it all away. Treatment can also be intensified by wrapping the applied mixture with plastic wrap and leaving it on for up to 15 minutes before showering.
  • Repeat procedure 2 to 3 times a week. May take several months of consistent treatments for significant results to appear.
  • Another recipe: 1 cup fresh grounds with a 1/2 cup each of brown sugar, sea salt and almond oil. Seal in a jar and store in a cool, dry place (shelf life is about 4 weeks). Massage in for at least 5 minutes each time.

Is it ok if it’s decaffeinated? Apparently it’s not as effective, the caffeine is an important ingredient that can’t be skipped.

Here Are A Few More Remedies:

  • Rub spot with a loofah sponge and slightly warm olive oil for a few minutes before showering.
  • Massage problem areas regularly to work on the fatty bumps and lumps and increase circulation.
  • Bathe twice a week with 2 cups of coarse sea salt added to the water.
  • Drinking lots of water helps skin stay hydrated and fights off trouble from developing in the first place.

Thanks a bunch to Linda for sharing this!

Research Sources:

  • There’s Lead In Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon
  • Ecobeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, Rinses, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends by Lauren Cox and Janice Cox

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What Readers Are Saying: 14 Comments
  1. Elaine says:

    What we women don’t go through to be beautiful! I have my doubts if this will work. at least according to doctors. I never had cellulite till I was about 69 and now I look like cottage cheese so I think it is an inherited thing. My mom never had it either till late in life.

  2. Alla says:

    Um, this isn’t serious, is it? It’s medically impossible to get rid of cellulite this way. Cellulite is collections of the body’s fat cells that aren’t “meeting up” at the edges, and therefore give an external “cottage cheese” look. There is no “home remedy” for them at all.

    Things like this may help tone the skin, and massage may help loosen anything from muscles to tight tendons, but that’s about it. Those things may — or may not — increase bloodflow enough to an area that skin and tissue will plump up.

    It’s really best to talk with a doctor if you’re that concerned with cellulite.

    • Katherine says:

      It actually does work to decrease the visibility. I have had cellulite since the age of 16 and tried many things. It is still there, the massaging doesn’t get rid of the cellulite, but it does decrease the visibilty and help the overlying layers to cover it.

      • jamie says:

        this does work! I have seen the results myself! 🙂

        • Adaunica says:

          Oh YeSSS Baby!! This REALLY Work! BEcause i did it for 3 month one time a day in the shower and is really efective!
          My Strech marks look so much better too! And my Skin is now so soft!

          From the first day you will notice that your skin feels very soft and hydrated by the exfoliation of coffee and oil. Over time you will love the way your skin looks. You can apply it all over your body for a complete exfoliation… divine!!!
          You just have to be persistent and do not get discouraged by anything or anyone. but the truth is that it has worked and I’m happy to say it out loud: Yes. This works!
          There is only one risk: Everyone will want to caress your skin!

    • Theressa says:

      Actually, it does work. I use this scrub, along with apple cidar vinegar treatments, and my cellulite is significantly diminished- almost gone. Maybe you shouldn’t ridicule something that you haven’t tried, or even researched. A doctor is only going to push treatments that contain toxic chemicals (in the forms of lotions, toners, pills, whatever else, etc). Natural treatment is usually the best, for cosmetic purposes at least.

  3. Jas says:

    Also exercising helps with cellulite.

  4. Ginger says:

    Some products has caffeine. I think it can work on the first signs of cellulite. Like nothing can cure deep aging lines but collagen pills work on fine lines.

  5. Kristen says:

    This isn’t to get rid if cellulite completely..the caffeine plumps up your skin temporarily to give the appearance of less or no cellulite..I’ve tried works and lasts a day or 2

  6. Cindy says:

    I’ve done it. It does help. So does walking. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil though.

  7. Cooki says:

    I’ve had cellulite since I was young, not a severe case, but still some. I have managed to get rid of it by following a vegetarian diet and doing lots of exercise like walking a lot and yoga a few times per week. In 2 months I had the legs of a model 🙂

  8. Carrie says:

    Vegetarian and yoga got rid of it? I’ve had it since I was a teenager I can’t get rid of it. I shall try the vegetarian thing

  9. Dee says:

    NOTHING gets rid of cellulite

  10. Candra says:

    The best thing to prove it is, DO IT YOURSELF (consistent for at least 2 months) !! If your cellulite still visible , than coffee – oil scrub is done nothing for you….but if the cellulite appearance begins to fade, then it works ! SIMPLE !
    Don’t forget to drink water 1,5 lt min per day & doing daily activity/light sport !

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