Did you know that caffeine has major benefits for the skin when applied topically? You probably knew that caffeine can majorly help cellulite but it also helps with de-puffing and reducing inflammation as well as fading dark circles and smoothing fine lines! For today, let’s learn how to get the caffeine into our oil then once that’s done I’ve got a super good DIY or BUY post for a coffee eye cream!
First off, let me say that this process is very simple. It’s as simple as it looks but you want to choose your ingredients carefully in order to get the most effective oil. I suggest you use whole organic coffee beans and grind them yourself. I believe this will give you the most potent, fresh caffeine oil. Next, you need to pick your oil. Because of the DIY I’m sharing next, I chose rosehip seed oil. Even if you don’t plan on doing the DIY and you stop at a caffeinated rose hip oil-you’ll have a highly effective, anti aging treatment that’s better than most eye creams because it doesn’t contain a filler like water.
The trickiest part about this DIY is straining the coffee grounds. I used a coffee filter because I didn’t have cheesecloth. This proved to be challenging to not waste my oil. I’ve included pics on how I strained it. It actually turned out to be pretty efficient.
- Create a double boiler by filling a medium sized pot 1/2 way full with water.
- Add oil and coffee to a sprouted glass pyrex measuring cup.
- Place in the pot and place the pot on the stove top.
- Turn stove top on low (around a 3)
- Heat for 1 hour.
- Remove glass cup from stove top.
- Using another spouted glass pyrex measuring cup, place a wire strainer over it and a coffee filter in the strainer. (see pics)
- Pour your mixture into the coffee filter and allow 1-2 hours for the oil to filter through. You might use a spoon to press the oil into the filter-this will help extract more oil.
- Transfer oil to a jar or glass container that can be sealed.
Caffeine has quite the list of benefits for skin and I’m excited to experiment with my new coffee oil! You don’t have to wait for a DIY with this oil. You can use it once it cools directly on the skin! Dab it under the eyes or smooth it on your legs after a shower!