Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Oh, the aroma of coffee, I just love smelling a freshly brewed pot. Funny thing...I really don't like drinking coffee. I have always thought the smell was better than the taste, I would rather drink tea. When I found out there was coffee essential oil, I knew I had to try it.

Coffee essential oil lets you recreate that magical eye opening scent. It perks up the senses and evokes alertness.

If you are a coffee lover or just love the aroma of a cup of coffee, you will absolutely adore coffee essential oil.

Coffee Essential Oil Facts

Botanical Name Coffea robusta
Aroma Warm, inviting, true to freshly brewed coffee
Extraction Method Cold pressed
Plant Part Used Bean
Shelf Life 3 years
Kid Safe? No, OK to diffuse
Safety Concerns Non-toxic

Note: Coffee essential oil is a really thick oil and difficult to get even one drop out. I remove the orifice reducer and use a glass dropper to get it out.

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Essential Oil Blends Well With:

Cocoa, Peru Balsam, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Rose, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Juniper Berry, Cedarwood, Neroli, Petitgrain.

Coffee Essential Oil Benefits

According to Edens Garden, coffee essential oil contains 1-1.5% caffeine.

- Promotes good mood

- Rich in antioxidants

- Acts as a skin tightening astringent

- Reduces appearance of cellulite

- Eases nausea & gas (great alternative for ginger)

- Natural energy booster

- Awakens the senses

- Acts as a deodorizer

- Uplifts when feeling under the weather

- Supports a health respiratory system

Coffee Essential Oil Uses

  • Dilute a few drops with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and massage into muscles or joints to help soothe discomfort
  • Rub a drop on the palms of your hands and rub together, cover your nose and mouth then deeply inhale
  • Add a few drops to a tablespoon of Castile soap then place in bathwater for a luxurious experience
  • Add a few drops to shampoo or conditioner for hair growth (caffeine has the ability to stimulate hair cells)
  • Add to skin care products like DIY lotions, creams or scrubs
  • Diffuse this rich and warm aroma throughout your home for feelings of peace and calm
  • Use in an aromatherapy inhaler when on a long car trip to help keep the driver alert, or keep the inhaler in your work desk to use when the afternoon slump hits

Coffee Essential Oil Recipes

We have 10 diffuser blend to try using coffee essential oil. Pick one of the essential oil recipes below to diffuse with recommended water for your diffuser tank.

I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer, here is my favorite.

Read More: Diffusing Essential Oils

Cinnamon Latte

  • 3 drops Coffee
  • 3 drops Vanilla
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Cinnamon Latte Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Morning Commute

  • 4 drops Coffee
  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Sandalwood

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Peppermint Mocha

  • 3 drops Cocoa
  • 3 drops Coffee
  • 2 drops Vanilla
  • 1 drop Peppermint

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Peppermint Mocha Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Morning Coffee

  • 2 drops Coffee
  • 1 drop Black Pepper
  • 1 drop Clove
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Leaf

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Morning Coffee Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Coffee Anyone

  • 3 drops Cardamom
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Coffee
  • 2 drops Vanilla

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Coffee Anyone Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Spearmint Coffee

  • 3 drops Coffee
  • 2 drops Nutmeg
  • 1 drop Spearmint

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Spearmint Coffee Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Frosty Morning

  • 4 drops Peppermint
  • 4 drops Coffee
  • 2 drops Vanilla

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Frosty Morning Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Rise and Shine

  • 6 drops Grapefruit
  • 4 drops Coffee

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Rise and Shine Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Good Morning Sunshine

  • 5 drops Coffee
  • 2 drop Mandarin
  • 2 drops Vanilla
  • 1 drop Clove

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Good Morning Sunshine Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Wake Me Up

  • 4 drops Coffee
  • 3 drops Peru Balsam
  • 3 drops Vanilla

Coffee Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Wake Me Up Diffuser Blend - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Don't have a diffuser? Try one of these recipes in an aromatherapy inhaler! Just place the drops onto the cotton wick, place in inhaler tube.

Read More: How to Use Essential Oil Inhalers

Where to Buy Coffee Essential Oil

Here is the one we use:

General Essential Oil Precautions

Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).

If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), it is best practice to always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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Jennifer Lane

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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