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Coffee Rose Eye Serum

Learn how to make a homemade coffee eye serum recipe that can be helpful for dark circles and puffy skin under your eyes. As a bonus, the caffeine in coffee helps prevent signs of aging due to UV rays!
Keyword coffee, dark circles, eye serum, puffy eyes


  • 1 half-pint (8 oz) heatproof canning jar
  • optional: a press and seal teabag to make the straining process neater
  • small saucepan with several inches of water in it, for infusing
  • fine mesh sieve, possibly lined with cheesecloth to catch finer bits of coffee
  • small glass bottles (enough to hold around 3 ounces of serum)


  • 2 tbsp coffee, coarsely ground
  • 1 tbsp dried rose petals
  • 4 tbsp oil, such as sweet almond, apricot kernel, or jojoba
  • 2 tbsp rosehip seed oil


  • Place the coffee grounds and dried rose petals in an 8-ounce heatproof glass canning/jelly jar.
  • Pour the sweet almond (or jojoba or apricot kernel) oil into the jar and stir well.
  • Place the jar into a small saucepan filled with a few inches of water, forming a makeshift double boiler.
  • Heat the pan over a low burner for one to two hours. If you don’t use a tea bag, the oil will look very sludgy at first.
  • As an alternative infusing option: Cover the jar containing the oil and coffee/rose petals with a lid. Instead of heating, tuck the jar in a cupboard for 3 or 4 weeks, shaking every day or two, or as often as you remember.
  • Strain the richly scented oil through a fine mesh strainer to remove most of the coffee grounds and the spent rose petals. You may need to line the strainer with cheesecloth to catch the finer grounds.
  • If your oil still has some scratchy coffee bits in it, let the oil settle for several hours, before pouring through cheesecloth into a fresh jar, leaving the layer of sediment behind in the original jar.
  • Once the coffee oil is room temperature, stir in the rosehip seed oil and mix well.
  • Transfer to a dropper bottle or roller ball applicator.
  • Label and store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.