Thursday, April 17, 2014

DIY: Coffee Eye Cream

So you are sitting in the salon, waiting for your hair stylist to stop babbling and hurry up. You pick up a magazine to pass the time; scrolling through the images, you find yourself wondering how all those woman get rid of under eye bags. I'm sure you are like many woman that have tried expensive creams, costly treatments and terrible at home remedies in search for that miracle. Well, if you are relate to any of the above, you have found yourself at the right place. Here is my secret for amazing under eye skin; get those dark marks and bags removed today!!

Here is my recipe for an amazing coffee bean under eye cream that will leave you looking fresh and radiate, while leaving your skin silky smooth.

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 

How 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.

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.
Keep in mind that different ingredients will yield different results as far as texture, color, and smell. I recommend using olive oil from a manufacturer specializing in soap making. Also note that using different strains of coffee and different roasts will effect the color of the cream.
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Krysti Marie