Coffee makes you beautiful – even our grannies knew that! But not only from the inside – coffee is also unbeatable as an external application: it can become a calming balm, an oil against eye bags. A peeling. It can even go on the head as a conditioner. Caffeine has a copious amount of brilliant side effects.
What we love about this: You don’t have to buy anything because you can do everything by yourself and recycle your coffee at the same time. Here we go:
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Great against bags under your eyes, will make your skin look refreshed and more awake. Firms up and provides moisture. For your hair as well as for your scalp it is brilliant because it improves circulation and with that, strengthens your hair growth. Simply rub in before washing your hair and let it work its magic for at least 15 minutes.
Crumble the coffee beans, fill them in an oven-proof bowl together with the oil and warm it up in a water bath. Do not boil! 50-60 degrees Celsius are perfectly fine.
Let everything steep for at least 30 minutes, stir from time to time.
Filter the oil and fill it in a jar or bottle. Store in the dark. The durability depends on the oil, sunflower oil usually has a shelf life up to 1 year.
Coffee oil can also be created in a “cold version”: Simply let the chopped beans steep in the oil for about 4 weeks, preferably at a dark place.
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Combines the scent of fresh morning coffee with essential citrus oil, which pushes your ability to focus. With regular appliance, it prevents eye bags as well.
Mix coffee oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a bowl. Heat up in a water bath until the beeswax dissolves. Take out of the water bath and let cool down while giving it a stir from time to time. Add the essential oils, stir, and put in the fridge for half an hour. Done.
Moisturize the eye bags in the morning or – when in need of a mood booster – just smell it! A little life hack: Put a tiny bit of the balm on your wrist so that you can keep on smelling it whenever you feel like it.
Mix a handful of coffee grounds with a fingertip of shampoo. Apply to scalp and massage in gently. Let it seep in for a couple of minutes and rinse thoroughly with lots of water. Please keep in mind: Applied on lighter hair, the coffee might stain…
Makes the skin super soft and beautiful. Recommended for the body more than the face – depending on the graining of the coffee grounds.
Fill a usual drinking glass with dried coffee grounds, mix it up with a high-quality olive oil, to create a creamy texture. Rub into your skin whilst under shower, massage in and wash off. Done.
Pro tip: All of these products make a great gift as well, not only for coffee nerds.