Coffee Essential Oil Uses and Recipes

About once a year, I try drinking a cup of coffee hoping I will like it. So far, not so good.

I love the smell of coffee and would love to like drinking coffee. Caffeine in the form of a delicious beverage sounds like the perfect start to my day. While I can’t seem to get myself to be able to drink coffee, I LOVE the wonderful, wakeful aroma of Coffee Essential Oil!

Coffee Essential Oil Recipes and Benefits

Let’s take a look at some of the toxin-free uses of Coffee Essential Oil and how you can use these benefits in great natural recipes. 

Improves Skin Appearance

One of Coffee Essential Oil’s most prominent benefits is its ability to improve and promote healthier skin appearance. The oil extracted from coffee has high amounts of Vitamin E and fatty acids, which helps with cellulite and skin elasticity. It also has anti-inflammatory features which can calm redness and swelling of the skin. Its antioxidant properties also help with skin aging1!


Just like a cup of coffee, Coffee Essential Oil’s aroma will help give you a natural energy boost. I love putting it in my diffuser to have the aroma going during my morning routine. Here are some of my favorite diffuser blends that use Coffee Essential Oil. 


Another benefit of Coffee Essential Oil is that it has an uplifting aroma. Put this oil in a diffuser to give your mood a boost.2


If you needed another good reason to diffuse Coffee Essential Oil, I’ve got one more for you! This oil is deodorizing. When you diffuse it, the oil will kill odor-causing microbes and replace it with the energetic coffee aroma. 

Here’s What to Blend Coffee Essential Oil With

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Our Coffee Essential Oil is pressed from roasted coffee beans and smells just like a pot of freshly roasted coffee. 

These essential oils generally smell great with Coffee Essential Oil and a good place to start when creating blends using Coffee Essential Oil: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Juniper Berry, Neroli, Sandalwood, Peru Balsam, and Grapefruit Essential Oils.

How Coffee Essential Oil Works

Coffee Essential Oil is naturally rich in fatty acids and antioxidants making it great for your skin. It’s mostly composed of the naturally occurring chemical, Oleic Acid (about 79%). 

Oleic Acid

Oleic Acid is amazing for supporting your skin’s health. It’s been shown to improve your skin’s elasticity and maintain the health of your skin cells. 

How Earthies are Taking Advantage of the Uses for Coffee Essential Oil

Earthies are people who love Simply Earth. Here’s how a couple of Earthies, Mitzi and Jewell, are using Coffee Essential Oil. 

What I Love About Coffee Essential Oil

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Hey! Katie here. I am a certified aromatherapist for Simply Earth. I write blog posts and plan our monthly Essential Oil Recipe Box. You’ll see me in our recipe videos giving you tips on how to make your home toxin free. 

As a mom, I get how tough mornings can be. I sometimes joke that the toughest part of my baby girl’s day is being separated from me by a shower curtain. Coffee Essential Oil helps wake me up so I can be my best for my kids. Its uplifting and energizing properties help me to stay motivated when mornings get challenging.

Things to Remember When Using Coffee Essential Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This essential oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 10+.

Coffee Essential Oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

Coffee Essential Oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

How Will You Use Coffee Essential Oil?

The uses for Coffee Essential Oil are so amazing. Using this oil is one of my favorite ways to start off my morning. I love experimenting with it in blends! One fun blend to try is Coffee and Peru Balsam Essential Oils – it smells like a vanilla latte! Let me know what you are going to try blending with Coffee Essential Oil — we’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

To learn more about how to use essential oils, check out our Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box. When you subscribe, we’ll ship you a monthly supply of four 100% pure essential oils, six natural recipes, and all the quality ingredients you’ll need to make your own wonderful products for just $44.99/month. All of these goodies have over $100 value, plus we’ll give you a FREE Big Bonus Box when you subscribe. 

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  1. M. Colon and C. Nerin. Role of Catechins in the Antioxidant Capacity of an Active Film Containing Green Tea, Green Coffee, and Grapefruit Extracts. 2012 Sep
  2. Roulston D. 19 Impressive Coffee Essential Oil Benefits. 2018 Feb