Find-Out Friday: Will this DIY scrub reduce the appearance of cellulite?

If you’re telling me that you do not have cellulite, you’re probably fibbing or you’re probably a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel with a thigh gap.

In case you didn’t know, Cellulite is a term used to refer to underlying fat deposits on certain areas of our bodies. They appear as dimples or lumps on our skin and they are commonly seen on women’s tushies (rump, backside, buns) and thighs. There are actually plenty of reasons why cellulite forms. Some of which are poor diet and nutrition, hormones, lack of exercise, body fat percentage and etc.

Cellulite - Taking a deeper look
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Almost no one is safe from cellulite so the question that plagues every woman now is: Is it reversible? Can it be remedied? 

I have actually read on a few websites that you cannot make cellulite go away totally but there are ways to diminish it. For this, I went on Pinterest to see if I can find a DIY cellulite minimizing skin product. Pinterest has never let me down before and true enough, I found the perfect recipe – simple, easy to do and affordable for everyone.

Variations of this anti-cellulite recipe have been featured in many blogs and Facebook pages. The main ingredient: Coffee grinds. It’s said that the caffeine and the antioxidants in the coffee grinds will help tone and tighten tissues on the areas where you applied it on. Let’s find out if it really works.

The Recipe to Test Out

  • Coffee grinds
  • Sugar
  • Baby oil or olive oil (I used baby oil)


You can estimate the amount of the ingredients like I did. Ideally, you can use a cup to measure everything. You can try: 1/2 cup of coffee grinds + 1/4 cup of sugar + 1/4 cup of baby oil or olive oil.

Step 1

Take out the coffee
Ready the coffee grinds

Step 2

Break down chunks of coffee
Break down chunks using a utensil

Step 3

 Add the sugar
Add the sugar & then mix

Step 4

Add baby oil and then mix
Add baby oil & then mix again

Step 5


Enjoy it in the shower
Enjoy! It could get a little annoying when you have long nails.

Apply on the affected area. Use circular motions. Leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat area dry with a towel.

My Experience

For the sake of another beauty experiment, I will show you my very own leg dimples. Here’s the before & after:

DIY Coffee Scrub
Before & After
  •  Was there a significant difference in your cellulite? Given that my leg dimples don’t really show that much, I think I can’t really say that their was a significant result. However, the back of my legs were smoother (probably because of the sugar exfoliation) and they appeared less dimple-y. The coffee scrub didn’t make it 100% flawless but it lessened the appearance of the dimples.


  • Was it messy? YES! It went everywhere but it was refreshing at the same time.


  • Would you do this weekly? I think I will but I’ll probably choose another recipe. I didn’t really like the baby oil that was added. My skin felt moisturized after my bath but it also felt greasy to me.


  • Verdict – I’m giving this one the thumbs up. It did work (a little) but the recipe that I chose, I didn’t really like. If it were another recipe that did not make my skin feel greasy, I would give this a two thumbs up. Better yet, I’ll just try plain coffee grinds next time.

I would love to hear about your experience with DIY-ing your very own coffee scrub! How was it and what recipe did you use? Leave your comments below.

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