CTFA Name: Green Coffee Seeds
INCI Name: Coffea Arabica Seed Green Coffee Seeds)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Brazil
Packaging: Bags, bio-degradable
Description: Light green granules; herbal, green aroma
Applications: Skincare, Soap Manufacturing
Green Coffee Bean Exfoliants can be used both on face and body. They are gentle enough to remove surface dead skin cells without scratching the skin. The bonus with using Green Coffee Beans as your exfoliant is that they do have the natural oil in them, so you get the benefits of the Green Coffee Oil while also getting the scrubbing action.
These Green Coffee Beans are also a second use product, meaning they were used to press the oil first, then ground to make into an exfoliant. This makes them a sustainable option. Ground Green Coffee Beans are completely biodegradable and plant based, so all good things!
You can use the ground green coffee beans in facial scrubs, body scrubs, scrubbing bars, lip scrubs, foot scrubs…what else do you scrub? They are very light weight and have a lovely, clean, herbal aroma. They are not roasted so they do not smell like roasted coffee. You could use these in the same way you would roasted coffee granules for a scrub and to increase the overall caffeic acid benefit, use them both. You can also add in our Coffee Bean Essential oil or Coffee Beans Fragrance for the roasted coffee smell. Please note, only the essential oil will impart the coffee bean attributes. The fragrance will simply smell like a cup of coffee.
Here is a little about the benefits of Green Coffee Oil so you can see what the exfoliant can help bring to your formulas:
Green Coffee Oil is a lovely light green oil with very little aroma. This is not roasted coffee oil, so this does not smell like a cup of coffee. Rather this oil smells green and clean. Green Coffee Oil can be used on its own directly on hair and skin, or it can be mixed into a formula. Green Coffee Oil is a lightweight oil and does not leave the hair or skin feeling heavy and oily. If you want your finished product to have the lovely roasted coffee aroma you can use our Coffee Essential Oil. It smells amazing and will also impart some of the coffee benefits into your final product.
Since the coffee beans used in this oil have not undergone the heating and roasting properties, this oil has higher levels of fatty acids, vitamins, flavonoids, and antioxidants than roasted coffee oil. Anytime you can use an oil that is cold pressed and not heated, you will always reap more skin and hair benefits.
Green Coffee Oil does have some caffeine in the oil. Coffee Beans, obviously, do have caffeine in them, but after being cold pressed the amount of caffeine in the finished oil is much less. Your skin and hair still get the benefits of the caffeine (things like increasing blood flow, cell turnover, shinier hair, cleansed scalp) but there isn’t enough that this will keep you up at night.
These same stimulant effects make it a great skin and eye ingredient. If you are creating a full facial system and want to include an eye treatment to help decrease appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help to decrease puffiness and bags, and to help boost natural collagen production, Green Coffee Seed Oil will do all of that. You could mix this in with some Buriti Oil, Daikon Seed Extract, Olive Oil Squalene, Amla Oil and Cupuacu butter and have literally the most luxurious eye cream ever! Plus, you’ll have the natural retinol from the Buriti Oil and the stimulant from the Green Coffee Bean Oil.
Green Coffee Bean Oil, in addition to working as a stimulant, is also high in Linolenic Acid (increases moisture in skin, helps promote new cell growth), Palmitic Acid (anti-inflammatory, excellent emollient, sebum control), Oleic Acid (soothing, promotes skin repair, antioxidant), and Stearic Acid (soothing, emulsifying, stabilizer). When used on the hair, these acids help to make the hair shinier and healthier and can help cleanse the scalp to encourage new hair growth. You can incorporate Green Coffee Bean Oil into your shampoo and conditioner bars.
Green Coffee Oil has been so renowned for its benefits to hair that you can bottle this up as it is as sell just for hair use. Green Coffee Oil is said to make hair super shiny and smooth. You can simply use a few drops in your fingertips to smooth over the hair, or you can create a scalp formula incorporating power hair ingredients like Organic Amla Oil, Organic Broccoli Seed Oil, Organic Black Seed Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Moringa Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Organic Yarrow Oil. These all have amazing hair and scalp benefits. Include essential oils such as Frankincense Carterii and Laurel Leaf to boost the power. Rub into your scalp at night, then wash in the morning. Your hair will be soft and smooth, and your scalp will be cleansed and refreshed.
Green Coffee Seed Oil has naturally high levels of chlorogenic acid (CGA). This is also sometimes referred to as Caffeic Acid. This is a super antioxidant with massive doses of phytosterols and plant fatty acids, which help to boost moisture retention and help to increase penetration of other key ingredients. Some studies say that Green Coffee Bean Oil can have similar effects on the skin as hyaluronic acid; increasing collagen and elastin, and making the skin appear firmer.
Green Coffee Bean Exfoliant is sold in ½-pound biodegradable bags, 1-pound biodegradable bags, 5-pound biodegradable bags, 25-pound bags, and 50-pound bags. Please email us directly for 750+pound orders.
Short Term Storage: Airtight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.