DIY Coffee Eye Cream: A Natural Puffy Eyes Remedy for Natural Beauty
Suffering from puffy eyes, dark circles or even fine lines? This DIY coffee eye cream may be able to help! Make this DIY coffee eye cream as a remedy for puffy eyes. Made with homemade coffee infused oil to help tighten skin and reduce under eye puffiness, this coffee under eye cream can also help reduce the appearance of dark circles, wrinkles & fine lines associated with aging.
Try This Natural Puffy Eyes Remedy
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 DIY coffee eye cream that would help with those morning dark under eye circles, under eye puffiness and even fine lines.
I strayed from the ingredients in 100% Pure Cosmetics product a bit but I was rather pleased with the results of my own DIY coffee eye cream which creates a smooth, rich cream that smells like delectable coffee. Not only is my DIY coffee eye cream for eye puffiness easy to make, this beauty hack also saves you money over time.
How to Make DIY Coffee Eye Cream
I used natural ingredients known for their anti-inflammatory properties like shea butter, olive oil and lavender & chamomile essential oils. You’ll also find jojoba oil and naturally anti-aging rosehip seed oil hidden inside my recipe for a DIY coffee eye cream. These two carrier oils are praised for their skin rejuvenating properties with evidence that they reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The end product is smooth and creamy coffee eye cream that literally melts right into skin to tighten and soothe inflammation. A little goes a long way.
You can either make this natural coffee eye cream recipe for one large container. Or pour this DIY coffee eye cream cream into smaller sized lip balm pots for gifting and sharing. If you like my DIY coffee eye cream recipe, you can also use the coffee infused oil you make for this recipe to create my other recipe for homemade coffee lip balm.
Don’t want to make your own? You can buy artisan crafted coffee under eye cream as well as coffee under eye serums here.
DIY Coffee Eye Cream Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
.5 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 (about 10 drops) lavender essential oil
3 drops chamomile essential oil
5 drops vitamin E oil
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 (or other carrier oil of choice) over low heat for about 15 to 30 minutes, then strain the oil using either cheesecloth or a coffee filter in a pinch. (You can learn more about making herbal infusions via the Botanical Skin Care Course from The Herbal Academy.)
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 for Making DIY Coffee Eye Cream:
Using a digital 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 Pipette 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.
This DIY coffee eye cream recipe yields approximately seven 10 mL 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 my DIY coffee eye cream 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 with fewer coffee grains sneaking through.
Also keep in mind that ingredients from different suppliers will yield slightly varying results. I do not recommend using oils from the grocery store, but rather carrier oils meant specifically for cosmetics and soap making for the best results and a longer shelf life. For quality organic ingredients for recipes such as my DIY coffee eye cream for puffy eyes, I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs.
- .5 oz. coffee infused oil
- .25 oz. jojoba oil
- .25 oz. rosehip seed oil
- .75 oz. shea butter
- .75 oz. cocoa butter
- 1/2 mL (about 10 drops) lavender essential oil
- 3 drops chamomile essential oil
- 5 drops vitamin E oil
- digital scale
- utensils for stirring
- graduated plastic transfer pipettes
- double boiler or microwave
- glass Pyrex measuring cup
- 7-10 mL lip balm pots (or 2 oz. jar)
- Weigh out the shea and cocoa butter and place inside a glass Pyrex measuring cup.
- Heat either in a double boiler or in a microwave at 30% power until melted
- Weigh out the coffee infused oil, rosehip seed oil and the jojoba oil. Stir into the melted butters.
- Using a fresh transfer pipette for each essential oil, measure and add the chamomile and lavender essential oils. Mix to combine.
- Finally add vitamin E and pour evenly into 7-10 mL lip balm pots or one 2 oz. jar.
To make the coffee oil infusion, 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 to 30 minutes, then strain the oil using either cheesecloth or a coffee filter.
If you like my DIY coffee eye cream, be sure to pin it for later. Then also check out my natural anti-aging skin care recipes for making a anti-wrinkle facial serum recipe, anti-aging serum recipe for maturing skin as well as my natural nourishing, anti-wrinkle under eye cream recipe.
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