DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion

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DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skicare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

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 (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skicare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion

Ingredients:

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 (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skicare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

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.

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2. Pretty much same deal again, measure cocoa butter and add to melting beeswax. Mix with a whisk…

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3. Next, measure the shea butter and add to pot…

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

4. Final scale item to measure is the coconut oil, add to pot…

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

5. Using a measuring cup, pour 1/2 cup apricot kernel oil into pot. Continue heating for several minutes.

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6. Remove from heat and pour into a glass/ceramic bowl (just avoid aluminum bowls, it’s bad news when working with essential oils…)

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

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.

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

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…

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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.

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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.

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skincare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

DIY Coconut Coffee Lotion (by WhippedGreenGirl.com) #DIY #Skicare #Recipe #CoconutOil #Coffee

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

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11 Responses

  1. Patranila says:

    I never thought about making my own lotion! Such a good idea though because traditional moisturizing lotions contain so many things we don’t want in our bodies. Thanks!

    • Oh goodness – it’s an addiction, once you start you can’t stop LOL I now have an entire room in my house dedicated to storing my ingredients and containers ahahaha – but man my skin is saying thanks lol

    • Oh goodness – it’s an addiction, once you start you can’t stop LOL I now have an entire room in my house dedicated to storing my ingredients and containers ahahaha – but man my skin is saying thanks lol

  2. Mercy says:

    Oh. My. Your lotion looks so freaking delicious haha! Awesome post! Such a good combo for scents and I love the consistency of it, it looks like a true lotion and looks good enough to eat like orange icing 😉 Love this DIY! <3

  3. Thank you so much for linking at #WonderfulWednesday! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night or the #RecipeShareParty where we YUM. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared. I love this. I have been looking for a good cream.

  4. You have some of the best ideas! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  5. Beauty Obsessed says:

    I love your blog! I am also a fan of organic products and I make my own coffee scrub! This is next on my must-do list! x Ania http://www.aniaaniapawlak.blogspot.com

  6. moxiereviews says:

    Your photos are great to show just how to make this. It really sounds wonderful! I also love your spatula! I need to try to make this soon! xo

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