Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world; however, it is much more than just a common beverage. The oil from coffee is used in skin care, to increase the skin's blood circulation; in candle making, to fragrance a room; in baking, to enhance the flavour of a food, and in gardening, to keep pests away. Making coffee oil is not very difficult, so if you're up to the challenge, making your own can be very profitable.
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Things you need
- Olive oil
- Crock pot
- Coffee beans
- Glass containers
Pour 2 cups of olive oil into a small crock pot. Add 56.7gr of coffee beans; the beans can be either green or roasted. Cover and cook on low for roughly six hours, making sure to stir the mixture every couple of hours.
Strain the oil by pouring it through a kitchen strainer to remove the coffee beans. Toss the used beans in the trash. Pour the remaining oil through a cheesecloth two or three times, to filter it and make it as pure as possible.
Pour the coffee oil into small, airtight glass containers. For pure oil, 56.7gr containers work well.
Tips and warnings
- Coffee beans can be purchased at a local coffee shop or supermarket.
- Coffee filters may be used in place of cheesecloth to filter the oil.
- Make a coffee-oil blend by adding other essential oils, such as cinnamon, orange or vanilla, to the coffee oil.
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