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Oh So Caffeinated Coffee Balm

This super balm is something you can keep on hand for anything. Whether you have dry elbows, flaky lips or need to wake up those undereye bags. This balm will come to your rescue every time. With a non comedogenic base you don’t have to be afraid about breaking out or having any negative reactions to this soothing combo.

Comedogenic scale

Jojoba – 2 – Non pore clogging

Shea Butter – 2 – Non pore clogging

Beeswax – 2 – Non pore clogging (I was not vegan when I made this, but now I will be using candelilla wax at 1/2 the amount of beeswax. Candelilla wax is a 1 on the comedogenic scale-non pore clogging. I have not remade this with the plant wax yet though. So, if you beat me to it, let me know how it turned out!)

Vitamin E – 2 – Non pore clogging

 

Ingredients

Scale

Additional tools include kitchen scale, 1-2 fine mesh strainers, a bowl the strainer fits into, 2 coffee filters and a flexible  rubber spatula.

Instructions

Make Your Coffee Infused Oil

  1. Weigh out your coffee and jojoba oil
  2. Heat jojoba oil in double boiler or in a heat resistant bowl over a pan filled 1/4 with water over medium heat while lightly grinding your organic coffee (not too fine! see video)
  3. Pour your coffee into your oil and heat for 40 minutes on medium low to infuse the coffee into the oil. Stirring occasionally
  4. Setup your straining method while the oil infuses. I recommend a fine mesh strainer placed in a bowl. 
  5. After the 40 minutes are up remove oil from heat and pour into the mesh strainer you have sitting over a bowl. 
  6. Press and stir the coffee continuously to get out as much oil as possible. 
  7. Once you have extracted as much of the oil as you can set the grinds aside to cool and strain the oil again through the mesh strainer to get out any big particles. **See Notes for what to do with leftover grinds.
  8. For your final strain pour the oil into a coffee filter over a bowl and work the oil through the filter. I twist the top of the filter and slowly squeeze. See video for visual. Set your oil aside.

Make Your Balm

  1. Setup your double boiler or bowl over a pan filled with 1/4 water again. 
  2. Add 3 tablespoons shea butter and  1 tablespoon beeswax to bowl over medium heat
  3. Once the two have melted completely add 2 drops peppermint oil (optional for soothing cooling effect), all of your coffee infused oil and 1/4  teaspoon vitamin E. Stir and combine
  4. Remove mix from heat
  5. Optional- add 1/4 teaspoon plain shimmer powder
  6. Spoon your mix into desired containers and allow to cool completely before capping and using. **See Notes for link to containers in photos and video.

 

Notes

Vegan option- Use candelilla wax instead of beeswax

The natural heat from your body will melt the balm down on contact allowing it to glide over your skin and absorb. 

I recommend using a cosmetic spatula when taking product out of the container to avoid introducing bacteria as much as possible. 

Due to the fact that the ingredients in this balm are a 2 on the comedogenic scale you do not have to worry about it clogging your pores. This product is very light but super hydrating to any area you wish to use it on. 

Click here to check out the containers I used in the video and images

Store out of direct sunlight preferably in a cool dark area like a cabinet.

If you saved your grinds place them in an airtight bag or container and save them to use in our DIY Pep you up Peppermint coffee scrub 

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