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.
Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen
1/2 oz. coffee infused oil (see below)
.25 oz. jojoba oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.75 oz. shea butter
.5 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.
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.
This recipe will yield approximately seven 10ml or 1/3 oz. lip balm pots or will fit into a 2 oz. container or jar.