Between school, work and after school activities, this mama is tired. Can you relate? Last month I read an article about caffeine in your everyday beauty products. Caffeine has been known to help with the tightening of the skin. It’s loaded with antioxidants. Those antioxidants may help fight many skin problems. What about that tired eye look? Products with caffeine in them can help minimize the appearance of tired puffy eyes, leaving your face feeling awake and refreshed in minutes. Today we’ll be making an under-the-eye coffee mask. This scrub/mask uses coffee grounds and the texture isn’t harsh like other scrubs, which is why it is perfect for the face.
I’ve been using this mask under my eyes for the last few weeks. I can honestly say my face feels amazing every morning. I actually look forward to it upon waking up.
Plus, it’s very easy and can be made quickly! 🙂
Coconut oil– 3 cups
¼ cup of your favorite coffee grounds (I used vanilla bean for the scent)
Clear jojoba oil– 1 tablespoon
Mason jar or mini heremes jar
In a large mixing bowl, hand whip to soften coconut oil until smooth. It’s alright if some lumps remain. If your coconut oil is too hard, soften in the microwave at 5 second intervals. It should look like a soft/butter consistency. Add in the ¼ cup of coffee grounds. The finer the better. I used a vanilla bean favored ground so there’s no need to add an additional scent. But, feel free to add your favorite essential oil if you have one on hand. Next, add 1 tablespoon of the clear Jojoba Oil. Stir the mixture with a spoon. The mixture should feel gritty but have a smoothing effect. Spoon into a mason jar or container.
Using a small spatula, spoon out about a tablespoon. Gently rub in a circular motion, ½ tablespoon under each eye, and leave on 3-5 minutes. You can use on your whole face if you’d like, but I just use under my eyes.
Rinse with cool water. You’ll be ready to start your day with a pep your step. Enjoy the burst of energy before you even had your cup of coffee! 🙂
Coffee Eye Mask Recipe
What other oils can mix well with the coffee and coconut oil to make this eye mask.
You can try the following:
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Is possible add essential oil? You recommend any essential? The coffee is raw?
We recommend sticking to the recipe with an essential oil, as the mask will be used under your sensitive eyes. The coffee is ground coffee; hope this helps!
Would espresso be too fine of a grind for the coffee?
The finer coffee grounds the better; hope this helps!
You didn’t mention where to store this…refrig or room temp; plus how long would this last?
I have been making bar soap using Expresso coffee and your coffee essential oil….. People love it!!
Storing it at room temperature will be fine, and you it can last around 4 weeks for best results. Thanks for the feedback!
Thanks so much
Is it ok to use the coffee grinds that are left after making a pot of coffee or should I use the grinds right out of the container?
This is several months old but I would not recommend using used grinds because coffee will grow mold. This recipe won’t if you use fresh ground coffee because there’s no water in it. If you DO decide to use already brewed coffee, I would recommend drying it thoroughly before using it.
What is the shelf life for this mixture? Should I expect to throw it away after a certain time if unused?
We recommend using this within 4 weeks after creation.
wow this will help alot!!! i hate those stubborn dark circles under my eyes. thank you daniel!!!!
Glad it helped!
Could you add Optiphen Plus to extend the life of this mask? If so, how much?
It can help extend the shelf life; the usage rate is 0.75-1.5% of the total weight/volume of the formulation (in this case the total volume of the recipe is around 26.5 oz), and must be used at temperatures lower than 176 degrees.
Can you replace the coffee grinds with anything else?
We do not recommend replacing the coffee grinds.
Does the jojoba oil have to be clear? All I have is golden
The golden will work as well.