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DIY Coffee And Frankincense Under Eye Cream For Wrinkles & Puffy Eyes

Updated: December 1, 2018
coffee and frankincense under eye cream

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Wrinkles around the eyes are the worst thing when you start to age. It jeopardizes the entire beauty of our face. Most of the women anxiously spend hours in the parlor and making a hole in their pocket. The fact is that the wrinkles around the eyes can be treated with simple home remedies, taken care from the age of late 20’s by spending much less time than you commit at the salon. One of the best ways to treat wrinkles and puffy eyes are making homemade under eye cream. You’ve heard the promises that eye creams reduce or even erase the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. But aren’t eye creams just more expensive moisturizers in a smaller package? You can also make that under eye cream which is cheaper, effective as well as free from harsh chemicals.

A question which is usually asked to most of the dermatologists is What about all those “super restorative total eye concentrates” and patented “anti-aging eye serums” that claim to reduce puffiness, tighten draping skin and lighten dark circles?  Dr. Glaser, who last year reviewed anti-aging products for the journal Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, said: “These kinds of products probably have very limited utility for bags under the eyes”. (Source). So, this is the reason why the branded eye product is not fulfilling your requirements.

Caffeine is considered as the most powerful component to treat wrinkles and build up the collagen which makes a firmer skin. Coffee is the great source of caffeine which is many brands are using in their anti-aging product. So, when caffeine is mixed with another powerful ingredient like essential oils, it can be the best treatment to reverse the signs of aging and to get healthy skin too. Let’s take a look at what are the benefits of coffee and frankincense under eye cream.

coffee and frankincense under eye cream


How is coffee and frankincense under eye cream is beneficial?

It is made up of many powerful ingredients including essential oils which are good for the skin and provide proper nourishment to the skin. Let’s take a look at what are the ingredients and how are they beneficial.

Coffee has powerful antioxidants which give food to the skin. Free radicals are the responsible for skin damages, sun spots, premature skin aging, and wrinkles. Coffee removes the free radicals from the skin with the help of effective antioxidant and makes reduces the wrinkles and fine lines. Regular application of coffee can tighten your skin and brighten your skin. For this reason, caffeine is widely used in anti-aging creams in conjunction with retinol. Caffeine possesses anti-inflammatory property which reduces inflammation and redness on the skin. It removes the eye puffiness and dark circles too.

Frankincense essential oil is very effective for aging skin. Ketonic alcohol(olibanol) is the main component which makes frankincense oil great for dry and mature skin. It helps in regeneration of skin cells and makes them healthy due to its powerful astringent property. It removes acne and acne scars, slows signs of aging and keeps skin hydrated.

coffee and frankincense under eye creamChamomile essential oil is incredibly high in azulene, which is an anti-inflammatory compound known to be incredibly useful in skin healing and reducing inflamed skin areas. It has also anti-irritant property to calm the irritated skin. It treats eye bags and dark circles due to its regenerative property

Rosehip seed oil deeply penetrates into the skin and it is super light and non-greasy. It good for oily skin too. It is high in vitamin A and antioxidant which makes it essential for mature skin. It removes the age spots and discolourations made by sun rays. It has a high content of vitamin C and lycopene which removes wrinkles and scars due to its regenerative property. It is also great for acne and helps to treat eye puffiness.

Shea Butter has shown to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties for the skin. It is an all natural healing Vitamin A cream and Vitamin A is very important for many skin conditions including wrinkles, acne, blemishes, and eczema. Additionally, It gets deeply absorbed by the skin and hydrates the skin. Vitamin A is considered an antioxidant and antioxidants protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Shea butter can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging. Shea butter has several derivatives of cinnamic acid that exhibit anti-inflammatory properties too.

Vitamin E oil helps fight the effect of free radicals that cause signs of aging like wrinkles, age spots, and dark circles. It’s an antioxidant which is a food for a hydrated and nourished skin.

Almond Oil has emollient properties that help your skin to balance water loss; it can also relieve irritation and inflammation. It’s a good source of vitamin K, which reduces discoloration under the eyes. It also contains retinol which moisturizes delicate under-eye skin, leaving it soft and smooth and free from fine lines around eye area.

coffee and frankincense under eye cream

coffee and frankincense under eye cream


Procedure For Coffee & Frankincense Under Eye Cream

DIY Coffee And Frankincense Under Eye Cream For Wrinkles & Puffy Eyes
 
Coffee and frankincense under eye cream helps your skin to be nourished, free from wrinkles and helps to remove dark circle and eye bags.
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Recipe type: Eye Cream
Cuisine: DIY, Beauty
Ingredients
For Coffee Infused Oil
For Eye Cream
Instructions
To Make Coffee Infused Oil
  1. The first step is the longest, infuse some sweet almond oil with ground coffee. You can also use olive oil or coconut oil, it depends upon you.
  2. Now, add ground coffee to a jar, then just enough sweet almond oil to cover the coffee grounds.
  3. Close the jar tightly and let it sit in your cupboard for 4-5 days or a week to infuse.
  4. Using a cheesecloth, strain the infused oil into another jar or a clean bowl. Squeeze as much of the oil out as you can.
  5. You can keep this coffee infused oil for a year in an airtight jar.
To Make Under Eye Cream
  1. Make a double boiler and add beeswax and shea butter in the bowl. Stir occasionally until everything is melted and combined.
  2. When the oils and butter get melted remove it from heat
  3. Now, add coffee-infused oil, rosehip oil, essential oil and vitamin E oil into the bowl and mix well.
  4. Store it in an airtight glass jar at room temperature or keep it in a fridge to get thicken.
How To Apply
  1. Under eye cream will absorb better if you place it on a clean surface. Take care to wash your face with a cleanser before you apply eye cream. Do this whether you are using it as a night cream, a day cream, or both. This under eye cream is oil-based and can be a bit heavy for day wear, but that is up to you!
  2. After washing and drying your face, apply any serums or toners that you use. The under eye cream should be the last thing that you apply in your skincare routine.
  3. Now, pat the cream onto the area under your eye.
  4. Do not rub, as you could tear the gentle skin. You only have to gently massage the eye area with your fingertips slowly.
  5. Allow your skin to absorb the cream. If you feel that your eye cream stings your eyes, you might be applying it too close to bedtime. Try putting it on earlier in the evening so it has time to absorb. Always avoid the eyelids.
Notes
1. You can keep this under eye cream for about 2-3 months. Do not let the water to get inside as well as keep it away from direct sunlight. Water can introduce bacteria that can spoil the mixture.

2. Keep in mind that DIY coffee and frankincense under 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.


!Precautions

1. It contains essential oils so do a patch test before applying it to face.

2. If you are new to making DIY recipes, please note that beeswax is extremely difficult to remove from metal utensils and pots. Though not impossible, it is a big pain! I will recommend you to use glass utensil to melt beeswax or shea butter.

3. While shea butter is quite safe and can be beneficial for the skin, you should avoid shea butter or shea butter products if you have tree nut allergies.

coffee and frankincense under eye cream

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Nalini
    July 19, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Hi, I suffer with dark circles & puffing eyes, will try these, but might be heard to fine some of the ingredients.

    • Reply
      Mamta
      July 25, 2017 at 6:25 am

      Hi Nalini, you will find all the ingredients on amazom.com. You might have to spend some time finding the ingredients in local departmental store, so I would suggest going to amazon.com .
      Thanks

  • Reply
    Ashley Statom
    September 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

    If I use this I can put this all over my face instead of putting it under my eyes ? How does this work ?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      September 11, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Hi Ashley, yes you can use it on your face but this cream may be too oily for your face. If it is ok with you, you can use it.

  • Reply
    Pixie Ann
    September 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    How long does it typically take to see results with this eye cream?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      September 24, 2017 at 5:21 am

      Hi Pixie, Any natural remedy or DIY will take around one month to see some improvement on your skin. Please give around a month time to see the result. Also, make sure that you are consistent with the routine.

  • Reply
    Platinum Slim And Platinum Cleanse
    October 2, 2017 at 2:33 am

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    Keep up the great writing.

    • Reply
      Mamta
      October 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks a bunch!

  • Reply
    Angie
    October 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I’m curious about what brand of coffee would be best to use in creams or other beauty products? I’ve seen several recipes using coffee but as a non-coffee drinker I never know what kind to get. Any suggestions?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      October 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Angie,
      You can use any organic coffee powder for this or you can grind roasted coffee beans to create a powder.

  • Reply
    June
    November 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

    What ratio do you use for the coffee infused oil? It may impact strength, I think…

    • Reply
      Mamta
      November 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Hi June,
      You should use enough almond oil to cover coffee grounds while preparing coffee infused oil. For 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds, you can use 1-2 tablespoons of oil.
      Thanks
      Mamta

  • Reply
    Kristi
    November 26, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    What size Vitamin E capsules should I use?
    This looks great!! I can’t wait to make it!
    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Mamta
      December 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Hi Kristi, you can use any size of vitamin e capsules. I use vitamin e 400 IU capsules.

  • Reply
    Emmy
    December 15, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Can I substitute the Chamomile with another essential oil?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      December 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Emmy,
      You can substitute Chamomile oil with Geranium, Argan, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. If you want a detailed information, you can find it here.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    January 7, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    What size of glass container did you use? Is it better to use glass than metal tins?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      January 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Elizabeth,
      I have used a glass container of 50ml. You can use a metal tin as well in place of glass.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    January 19, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Thanks!:-) I’m excited to try this!

  • Reply
    Anna
    March 31, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Mamta, Do I use ground coffee beans or the used grounds of coffee after a pot of coffee has been made? Thank you!

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 11, 2018 at 6:21 am

      Hi Anna, Use ground coffee beans for the recipe, not the used one.

  • Reply
    Anegla
    May 4, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    i have actual coffee essential oil. how does that convert in this recipe?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 9, 2018 at 7:37 am

      Hi Anegla, You don’t have to make coffee infused oil. Just add 3-4 drops of coffee essential oil to the final eye cream mixture recipe. Rest the recipe is same.

  • Reply
    Aine
    May 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Hi

    Why can’t this cream be used on the eyelids? Is there a recipe for an eye cream that does the whole area? Thank you

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Aine, you can use this on eyelids as well. Just make sure it does not enter your eyes. You can apply this to your eyelids while closing your eyes.

  • Reply
    Teresa
    September 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Please do not use essential oils on the eyelids! The heat from your skin will cause the oil to run into your eyes and may cause your eyes to seriously burn, especially with essential oils. Even right under the eye can be to close since our lashes sit on the skin when closed or even blinking and may cause oils to run into the eyes.

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