Coffee on your skin!
In addition to coffee, I am currently into the topic of making natural cosmetics myself. After more and more scandals of industrial products, I want to know what is not only in my food, but also what gets on my skin. Cosmetic products are often advertised with “contains jojoba oil or shea butter”. How much of the valuable ingredients, in addition to any additives and microplastics from the chemical laboratory, is actually not on the packaging. In addition, the precious oils it contains are often refined, making them long-lasting and odorless. Because manufacturers often want to work with cheap raw materials and control the color, consistency and smell of their cosmetics.
After pressing, refined oils are extracted with solvents, bleached, deodorized and deacidified with sodium hydroxide solution. After the ordeal, as you can imagine, the end product no longer contains all of its positive properties and vitamins. For this, critical substances such as crop protection agents and heavy metals are removed, which can be contained in the oil due to conventional cultivation, incorrect storage and manufacturing processes. Yummi!
From now on, DIY
That’s why I attended my first workshop for natural cosmetics a few months ago and have now sorted out any creams I have bought before. So I put the most important ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and essential oils in organic quality, cold-pressed and native in my pantry and just make my own face cream, lip balm and body butter – with any fragrance I want.
After I recently bought my first natural cosmetics book, I was pleased to find also two recipes with coffee. Of course I want to share them with you, as I have tested them and find them simply wonderful. Some of you may already know the third recipe from one of my older blog posts.
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For a 100 ml glass bottle you need:
- 5 g organic coffee beans
- 50 ml organic olive oil / organic coconut oil for everyone with eczema or psoriasis
- 50 ml organic sunflower oil
Grind the coffee beans very finely, add the oils and leave them in a bright, warm place for 14 days (not in the sun!) Then strain through a cotton cloth and pour into a brown glass bottle. If you like, you can use essential oils, e.g. B. Add 20 drops of lavender oil. Because of the coffee, the oil also has a very light coffee scent. The oil has a decongestant, rejuvenating and firming effect – and can be used as a massage oil, face and body oil.
For a 120 ml glass jar you need:
- 90 ml coffee oil (preparation see above)
- 15 g unrefined organic shea butter
- 15 g organic beeswax
- optional 1 ml organic sea buckthorn pulp oil
- optional 20 drops of organic lavender oil
Melt the coffee oil, beeswax and shea butter in a water bath. Then optionally add sea buckthorn pulp oil and lavender oil and stir. Fill in the glass jar and seal after cooling completely. The ointment is skin tightening, clarifying, nourishing and decongestant, helps with skin rejuvenation and wrinkle smoothing, and is therefore ideally suited for atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, wrinkles and cellulite.
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For a mason jar you need:
- 1 cup of organic coconut oil
- 1.5 cups of coffee grounds
- 1.5 heaped tbsp of organic honey
- optional 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp organic cocoa butter
Melt coconut oil and honey over low heat and mix with the coffee grounds (and cinnamon) in a bowl. Place the peeling in a mason jar and keep in the fridge. The peeling is also skin tightening and decongestant. It promotes blood circulation and the peeling effect can alleviate reddening of the skin, acne, pigment spots and stretch marks.
If you know further recipes for natural cosmetics with coffee, please comment!