DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion
For the love, it took me years to get the skills to make a good stable body butter! Including this: DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion
It’s the perfect consistency (no rude lumps or chunks) and it smells amazing naturally (only toxic-free, essential oils used for scenting.)
Coconut and coffee in lotion, is like a match made in Starbucks. I also add cinnamon oil to this DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion recipe. It makes the whole scent come together (but it’s optional, that’s why I love essential oils; mix-it up!)
DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion
200 grams coconut oil
160 grams shea butter
95 grams beeswax
25 grams cocoa butter
½ cup apricot kernel oil (or your carrier oil of choice- olive, almond etc…)
25 drops coffee essential oil
25 drops vanilla essential oil
5 drops cinnamon essential oil
Several drops Vitamin-E oil
1 tsp soy lecithin (optional too, makes everything bond together better…)
DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion:
Pictures always say it best… Here’s how I whip this skincare treat together
1. Measure beeswax (I use a kitchen scale, it does the job best…) Put beeswax in prepared double-boiler pot at medium to low heat and allow to melt. Move onto to measuring other ingredients.
2. Pretty much same deal again, measure cocoa butter and add to melting beeswax. Mix with a whisk…
3. Next, measure the shea butter and add to pot…
4. Final scale item to measure is the coconut oil, add to pot…
5. Using a measuring cup, pour 1/2 cup apricot kernel oil into pot. Continue heating for several minutes.
6. Remove from heat and pour into a glass/ceramic bowl (just avoid aluminum bowls, it’s bad news when working with essential oils…)
7. Only when the mixture is removed from the heat – is it safe to add the Vitamin-E oil, essential oils, and (optional) soy lecithin. Blend well with a whisk.
8. Place hot clear oil mixture in the fridge. Remove from the fridge every 5 minutes and whisk again (scrapping sides with a spatula every time…) Classy yes, along side my cabbage and beers…
9. Continue whisking and removing from the fridge, every 5 minutes for approx 20 min… Or until the mixture is cooled, no longer clear, and formed a firm, buttery consistency.
10. Transfer final product to jars (use within 6 months). This is a natural lotion! Yes, it will expire & when it does trust me, you’ll know by the rank smell.
So many years, I could never get the darn consistency of my lotions right. Pinterest helps yeah- but trial and error is what really served me most.
I started my blog cause so many of my friends would try my lotions… Then insist I start a company, but I love my 9 to 5. I’d rather channel my DIY recipes via this medium. Sharing is skincare caring lol!
Making your own lotions is amazing, you just need to invest in one big order that includes a few essential oils, butters, and carriers oils… Then go nuts. I order my stuff by the bucket load, literally (from NewDirectionAromatics.com) Since then, I can’t even remember the last time I bought a store produced moisturizer.
Hope you and your largest organ- your skin, love my DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion recipe