How to Make Coffee Infused Oil, Its Benefits and How to Use It
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How to make a coffee infused oil, its benefits for natural skin care, and how to use it in DIY recipes.  Coffee is high in antioxidants to promote skin health, and it can also promote hair growth.  

Y'all know that I love infusing oils.  It takes a basic recipes to a "wow" recipe instantly.  When you infuse an herb in a carrier oil, you get the benefits of the oil and the carrier oil.  



I have infused herbs and oils many times, and now I'm going to show you how to make coffee infused oil.  We'll also talk about its benefits and how to use it in natural bath and body recipes.

I'm a coffee addict, so it's probably not a big surprise that I infused it in a carrier oil.  The oil takes on some of the benefits of the coffee, and it smells absolutely amazing.  It smells just like a fresh brewed cup of coffee.

If you love coffee and want a true coffee scent, you coffee infused oil in your recipe.

How to Make Coffee Infused Oil, Its Benefits, and How to Use It


How Do You Make Coffee Infused Oil?


Making coffee infused oil is the same as making an infused oil with an herb.  I'll get into more detail below, but you cover coffee grounds with a carrier oil and use either the quick warm method or the longer cold method to get coffee oil.

Then strain out the grounds and use the infused oil alone or in other recipes.



What Is Coffee Oil Good For?


Coffee infused oil does have some skin benefits, and it also smells just like coffee.  I've used it both for the scent and for its skin benefits. 

Coffee Infused Oil Skin Benefits


Coffee is high an antioxidants.  These antioxidants are oil soluble, so they transfer to the carrier oil.  When you use the coffee infused oil topically, it can help tighten and firm the skin.  

These antioxidants, especially vitamin E, help moisturize your skin and may offer some protection from damage caused by UV light.  

Coffee also has caffeine, which is great for natural skin care.  Unfortunately, caffeine is water soluble.  Since you are infusing in an oil, you won't get the caffeine in your coffee infused oil.

Coffee Infused Oil Hair Benefits


Coffee infused oil can also be used for natural hair care.  Since it's high in antioxidants, it can promote hair growth.  It stimulates the scalp to boost blood flow, which then promotes growth.  


Coffee Infused Oil vs Coffee Essential Oil


There is also a coffee essential oil.  When people refer to something as a coffee oil, it could be coffee essential oil or a coffee infused oil like this one.

This oil is used just like a carrier oil, and you can use both coffee infused oil and coffee essential in a recipe.

The Best Carrier Oils for Coffee Infused Oil


You can use your choice of carrier oil to make a coffee infused oil.  I used a combination of avocado oil and sunflower oil.  Avocado oil is a heavier oil, but I love the skin benefits.  I combined it with sunflower because sunflower is a dry oil that soaks into the skin quickly.

Try one of the following oils to infuse with coffee:

Learn more about carrier oils and their benefits here to choose the best one for your infused coffee oil.

Coffee Infused Oil Ingredients


  • 2 tablespoons organic coffee grounds
  • 4 ounces carrier oil

Tools and Supplies


Directions for Warm Infusion


Step #1


Place the coffee grounds in the jar and cover with a carrier oil.  




Step #2


Place a towel on the bottom of a slow cooker.  Add water to cover at least half of the jar.  Place the jar in the slow cooker.

Step #3


Do not place the lid on the slow cooker.  Turn on low and let the oil and coffee grounds infuse for four hours.

Step #4


Turn the slow cooker off and remove the oil carefully - it will be hot! - and set on a hot pad until cool.

Step #5


Carefully strain the oil through cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve.  Discard the coffee grounds.

Directions for Cold Infusion


Step #1


Place the coffee grounds in the jar and cover with a carrier oil.

Step #2


Put a cap on the jar and place in a dark, cool location.  

Step #3


Gently shake the jar each day to move around the coffee grounds.

Step #4


After two weeks, strain the coffee grounds out with cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve.  Discard the coffee grounds.  



It doesn't matter which way you infuse the coffee and carrier oil.  The end result is the same; it just depends on how long you want to wait to use your coffee infused oil.

I generally do the cold infusion.  If I do the warm infusion, I make several infused oils at the same time.

Not ready to DIY it?  You can buy coffee infused oil on Etsy.  

You can use this coffee infused oil in just about any DIY bath and body recipe for its benefits.  Just use it in place of the carrier oil called for in the recipe.

Try it in one of these recipes:


Try one of these infused oils to take your DIYs to the next level:


coffee infused oil, coffee grounds
Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

How to Make Coffee Infused Oil

prep time: 10 Mperform time: 4 hourtotal time: 4 H & 10 M
Learn how to make a coffee infused oil, its benefits, and how to use it.

materials:

  • 2 tablespoons organic coffee grounds
  • 4 ounces carrier oil

tools:

steps:

Warm Infusion
  1. Place the coffee grounds in the jar and cover with a carrier oil.
  2. Place a towel on the bottom of a slow cooker. Add water to cover at least half of the jar. Place the jar in the slow cooker.
  3. Do not place the lid on the slow cooker. Turn on low and let the oil and coffee grounds infuse for four hours.
  4. Turn the slow cooker off and remove the oil carefully - it will be hot! - and set on a hot pad until cool.
  5. Carefully strain the oil through cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve. Discard the coffee grounds.
Cold Infusion
  1. Place the coffee grounds in the jar and cover with a carrier oil.
  2. Put a cap on the jar and place in a dark, cool location.
  3. Gently shake the jar each day to move around the coffee grounds.
  4. After two weeks, strain the coffee grounds out with cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve. Discard the coffee grounds.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.