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DIY Coffee Eye Cream for Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles & Fine Lines

Say hello to fresh, youthful eyes with this DIY Coffee Eye Cream Recipe! This homemade eye balm targets puffy eyes, dark circles and fine lines.

This coffee eye cream is like magic for my eyes! So good for puffy eyes and dark circles.

DIY Coffee Eye Cream Recipe:

A Homemade Eye Balm for Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles & Fine Lines


Say hello to fresh, youthful looking eyes after using this DIY Coffee Eye Cream! Seriously ladies, this simple recipe has been like magic for my under eye area. Let’s just say that I haven’t gotten even close to a full night of sleep since Sam was born (will I ever?! help!) and this eye balm has been amazing for me. I can’t wait for you to try it!


This coffee under eye balm contains 4 simple ingredients that pack a powerful anti-aging punch: Coffee beans, Rosehip oil, Cacao butter and Beeswax. 



Coffee Benefits for Skin

For the past few years, I’ve sung the praises of using coffee as a powerful, anti-aging ingredient in skincare recipes. Why? Because coffee is a rich source of antioxidants that protects our skin against free radicals that damage and age us. Coffee firms, tightens, brightens and restores damaged skin. And the caffeine in coffee boosts circulation to target puffy eyes and dark circles! 


Caffeine and Coffee For Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles & Fine Lines

 The caffeine in coffee stimulates the skin and improves blood flow to the face, which is perfect for healthy cell turnover that makes us look radiant and bright. Extra blood flow and circulation to the under eye area is just what we want for those dark circles and puffy eyes! The reason for your dark circles and puffy eyes is due to stagnant blood that isn’t flowing well under your eye area. 


Another really cool benefit of coffee applied to the skin is that it increases the production of collagen and elastin.  The caffeine in coffee minimizes fine lines and protects against the loss of moisture, making it the ideal choice for anti-aging.



Rosehip Oil Benefits for Skin

Rosehip Oil is one of the most popular oils for anti-aging because it repairs and regenerates damaged skin tissue. It’s well tolerated by all skin types, even oily skin because it helps regulate natural sebum production.


Rosehip oil penetrates deeply into the lower layers of the skin where it regenerates cells and increases collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C and E, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and retinoic acid, which studies have shown to brighten and tighten skin! It also helps restore skin’s elasticity, fades age spots and dark circles, reduces broken capillaries, and balances oil glands. 

I use THIS Rosehip Oil.


Cacao Butter Benefits for Skin

Cacao Butter is one of my favorite healing skincare ingredients. It’s chock full of antioxidants and vitamins and is extremely nourishing to the skin.  It contains a rich source of polyphenols. Studies show that polyphenols can improve skin elasticity and skin tone, diminish signs of aging, regenerate skin cells, and boost collagen production. Cacao Butter is great stuff, I tell ya! 

I love and use THIS Cacao Butter.



Can you see why I love this recipe so much?! It’s chock full of potent ingredients that can dramatically target and help the under eye area. With continued use, you’ll notice less puffy eyes, even skin tone (no more dark circles!) and reduced fine lines.


Like I said at the beginning of this post: Say hello to fresh, youthful looking eyes! Plus, it smells divine! The aroma is reminiscent of a warm vanilla latte….swoon.  This coffee eye balm has really helped my eye area and I’m excited for you to try it, too!


DIY Coffee Eye Cream Recipe:

DIY Coffee Eye Cream for Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles & Fine Lines
Serves: about 2 ounces
  1. Add coffee beans and rosehip oil to a double boiler (for those without a double boiler, you can add a few inches of water to a skillet and then put a heat proof glass jar in the water. Add your ingredients to the glass jar).
  2. Heat your coffee beans and rosehip oil on medium low heat for 30-45 minutes to infuse the beneficial properties of coffee into the oil. Strain the beans out of the oil. Pour the oil back in the double boiler.
  3. Add in the beeswax pellets and cacao butter and heat until melted (about 5 minutes), stirring often.
  4. Once it's all melted and liquid, it's done! Pour into desired containers. I use THESE ½ ounce containers.
  5. Let sit on counter until firm. You can speed this process up by putting it in the fridge. Enjoy!

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This coffee eye cream is like magic for my eyes! So good for puffy eyes and dark circles.

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    Oh girl, I can’t wait to try this. Any reason I wouldn’t want to use this all over my face? If it’s anti-aging for my eyes, can it anti-age my whole face? ;p

    • Kelly from Primally Inspired

      haha! I use it all over my face a lot 😉 It can get a little oily looking (a little goes a long way), so when I use it all over my face, I let it soak in for a few minutes and then gently wipe the excess off.

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        Kelly I am allergic to rose hips. Is there a oul I can substitute for the rose hip oul? Would love to try this . BTW i just made your coffee face scrub/mask . Im ttying it out right this minute. Thanks for sharing your diy recipes.

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    It gives me so much joy to see your posts pop up in my reader again! Glad you’re getting a little more space in your days to share with us.

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    I cant wait to try it! How many of those little containers will this recipe fill?

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    Kelly, so happy to see you back at it! This sounds awesome…I want someone to make it for me lol! I have not been doing many DIY’s lately. I remember in the past you used a coffee oil of some sort in a DIY. Would that be an option so I would’t have to strain out the coffee beans?

    And no, you’ll never get sleep lol! Until they are in college.

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    How do you get yours to stay white/natural color? When I made it, the coffee made it brown. It works well, so far, but I’m just hoping the color doesn’t add to my dark circles!

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    What is the shelf life of this cream

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    I made the recipe and feel like I can see a difference in my puffy eyes. Somehow my recipe cooled to a much harder eye cream; not creamy. LOL. Can I reheat and add more liquid oil? What would you recommend?

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    Can you tell me how the consistency of the balm should be? When I made it, the consistency was more like candle wax. Did I overcook it? Any help would be appreciated.

    • Kelly from Primally Inspired

      Hi Maria! It should be a bit creamier than candle wax or at least feel really silky once it’s on your skin…it kind of reminds me of the consistency of vaseline. I don’t think overcooking it would be a problem. If you aren’t liking the consistency, you could reheat it and add a bit more oil. If you want it harder, you can reheat it and add a bit more beeswax. You could always stir it for a few minutes to add “air” to the mixture to make it a bit more of a whipped consistency. Hope that helps you!

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    What are heat resistant glass jars i can use? I dont have a double boiler

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    Kelsey Bloomfield

    Hi Kelly! Love reading all of your content 🙂

    I want to try this so badly as I’ve been trying to find a cheap eye cream that actually works. However, I’m allergic to beeswax. Do you have any other alternative that you would suggest? Thanks!

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    I tried making this. When I put 2 tbsp of coarsely grounded coffee and 2 tbsp of rosehip oil, I could barely see the oil floating. I put another tbsp of oil. But it gets all absorbed. So after the infusion process, I literally got 3-4 drops of oil. Is that normal? If not, should I be increasing qty of oil?

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    I have been using caffeine Eye serum for only a short period of time but I can already see a difference around my eyes! The dark circles underneath my eyes are nowhere as pronounced. I love this eye serum! My new favorite!

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    Kelly – Please warn your readers to choose beeswax that is approved for skin recipes. Unfortunately, I picked some up and didn’t read it — and already dumped it into my eye cream. It clearly says “for candlemaking only, not for skin” — and it irritates my eyes. Expensive mistake!!!

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    You may have used two TABLEspoons of beeswax. I did. It fixed fine, just made a ton. Oops.

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    Hi.. I’m planning to make this. I really have very dark circles around my eyes ( can even call them black!). Will it work on my eyes? I don’t have cocoa butter, can I use Shea or mango butter?

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    if using the coffee bean essential oil instead– how many drops should I add? I had bought that for an oil recipe you have on your blog and want to use it…

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