DIY Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe for Puffy Eyes

DIY Beauty Recipe - Natural Handmade Coffee Bean Under Eye Cream Recipe for Puffiness, Fine Lines and Dark Circles

In my last post I mentioned that I had recently purchased and tried 100% Pure Cosmetics’ Organic Coffee Bean Eye Cream made with Arabica Coffee Seed Oil and Green Arabica Coffee Seed Oil and as a result concocted my own coffee bean infused oil for creating my own version of a caffeinated eye cream that would help with those morning dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines.

I strayed from the ingredients in 100% Pure Cosmetics product a bit – and looking back my next batch will definitely have some vitamin E in it – but I was rather pleased with the results of my own recipe which creates a smooth, rich cream that smells like delectable coffee. I also made sure to use natural ingredients known for their anti-inflammatory properties like shea butter, olive oil and lavender & chamomile essential oils, as well as jojoba and rosehip seed oil which have skin rejuvenating properties with evidence that they reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The end product is smooth and creamy and literally melts right into skin. A little goes a long way.

You can either make this recipe for one large container or pour the cream into smaller sized lip balm pots for gifting and sharing. If you like this recipe, you can also use the coffee infused oil you make for this recipe to create my other recipe for Handmade Coffee Lip Butter.

Natural Homemade Under Eye Cream Made With Real Coffee Infused Oil - Helps with puffiness, fine lines and dark circles!

Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. coffee infused oil (see below)
.25 oz. jojoba oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.75 oz. shea butter
.75 oz. cocoa butter
1/2 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 ml chamomile essential oil
5 drops non-GMO vitamin E

To Make Coffee Infused Oil:

Coarsely ground 3 Tablespoons of whole (unflavored) coffee beans in a coffee grinder. Combined the grounds with 4 oz. by weight of olive oil over low heat for about 15 minutes, then strain the oil using either cheesecloth or a coffee filter in a pinch. As I didn’t have cheesecloth handy, I improvised by taping a coffee filter to the top of a cup then poured the coffee and oil into the filter. Once the majority of the oil dripped through I carefully removed the filter and then squeezed the rest of the oil out into the cup.

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the shea and cocoa butter into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until melted, then weigh out the coffee infused oil, rosehip seed oil and the jojoba oil and stir into the melted butters.

Next, using a different 3ml Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes for each essential oil, measure out and add the chamomile and lavender essential oils and mix into the other ingredients. Finally, add several drops of vitamin E if desired and pour into your container(s) of choice.

How to Make Homemade Under Eye Cream for Dark Circles, Puffiness and Fine Lines

This recipe will yield approximately seven 10ml or 1/3 oz. lip balm pots or will fit into a 2 oz. container or jar.

Notes from the crafting kitchen: Keep in mind that this does take some time to thicken. I’ve had products like this take a day or two to thicken at room temps and up to several hours to thicken fully in the fridge.

Also, as I did go back and experiment with various coffee options, note that using pre-ground coffee beans vs. coffee beans you grind fresh as well as the intensity of the roast – light, medium or dark – will determine the final color of your oil. Pre-ground and darker roasts make a much darker oil than grinding the beans yourself and choosing a light roast. Also, straining with a coffee filter over all other methods produces a much lighter oil.

Also keep in mind that ingredients from different suppliers will yield slightly varying results. I do not recommend using olive oil from the grocery store, but rather olive oil sourced specifically from a company that sells olive oil for using in soapmaking and bath and beauty.

If you like this recipe also be sure to try my Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe for Dry, Mature Skin as well as my Natural Handmade Nourishing, Anti-Wrinkle Under Eye Cream Recipe. For more DIY beauty projects like this one, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Blog Lovin’.

Comments

  1. This looks amazing, I will definitely have to give it a try! I can only image how great it smells!
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  2. I love everything about this stuff….it brightened my eyes so much….it feels good, smells heavenly…..and the plus I love is that I use it as an eyeshadow primer base and it’s amazing… My colors pop and when I take my makeup off my eyes are silky smooth…thanks so Much Rebecca….this stuff is amaaaaaaaaaazing!!

  3. Christina says:

    Great idea and execution… love that you used actual natural products!!! So excited to see more of your site and blogs.

  4. can you substitute something for the rosehip seed oil. I don’t have any and want to make these. Also it is very expensive. Thanks.

  5. Tina Smith says:

    I made this recipe today but for some reason my liquid is not hardening. I made exactly 7 10ml chapstick containers worth so it does not appear that I had major weight differences. Not sure if i should add more cocoa butter or what.

  6. Does it have to be coffee beans or can i use coffee essential oils? if so how much? What is the shelf life of this? I have really bad dark circles and really hope this will help! Gotta order some of the oils first. :)

    • The shelf life will be the life of your shortest oil. You can use coffee essential oils. Sub olive oil for the coffee infused oil and add 2% of the total oil weight in coffee eo. It should be similar but I haven’t tried it that way so I can’t say positively.

  7. Hiya,

    I really cant wait to try this, could I use instant coffee rather than grinding it myself as I do not own a coffee grinder
    thank you :)

  8. Debra Taylor says:

    Would love to try your coffee under eye cream. Do you sell it or do I have to make it?? I’d really like to try it before I spend money to make it. I’m not really a DIY person, except a very few times, and I don’t own any of the equipment much less the ingredients. I enjoy reading about the products and sit here wishing I had the time and patience to do these projects. Who knows what I’d do if I liked the product enough

  9. This sounds interesting..thanks for sharing:)
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  10. This looks awesome and I would love to try it but I live in South Korea and chamomile essential oil is super expensive here. Can you suggest any other essential oils I can substitute for chamomile. Thanks:)

  11. My batch came out very dark like the color of coffee. How did you get yours to come out so light?

    Thanks,

  12. Do you have any of this for sale yet? I would love to buy some. Thank you.

  13. Rebecca, any thoughts as to substituting avocado oil for the jojoba? Jojoba makes me itch like mad! Also, what about omitting the eo’s? I only ask because of the scent so close to my eyes might give me a bit of trouble. Thanks for your input!

    • There’s not enough eo in this that you will notice a fragrance from them. It smells lightly of coffee and nothing else. You can sub the jojoba with any carrier oil of your choice. For oils subbed with shorter shelf life’s I’d also suggest adding 5 drops of rosemary extract.

  14. Veronique Sandefer says:

    Wow. I can not wait to to make this. I’ve been trying to find something for my dark circles and puffiness forever. The natural products are too expensive and the chemical one work great, but…. Thank. You!!!!!

  15. Question for you, why the preference in olive oils, is there really that much of a difference between store bought and ones made for bath and beauty use?

  16. Do you think I could substitute olive oil for another oil? For example, grape seed or apricot?

  17. hi, can you re-melt this down to pour into containers at a later date? or does it need to set as it will be used?

    Thanks :)

  18. Hi!
    Tried it and loved it!!!

  19. Great recipe! Could I substitute almond oil for the jojoba and/or the rosehip seed oil? I have almond oil on hand and I haven’t found the other oils. What do you think? Thanks!

  20. Just making sure I am reading this right – when you made the coffee infused oil, did it make more than the 1/2 oz you used?

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