Thursday, April 19, 2012

Coffee Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

Oh. My. Goodness. That is all I can say about this lotion. It's awesome. If you try one thing from this whole blog - TRY THIS!!!

What's So Great About It:
  • It's beyond easy and fast to make
  • Pure cocoa butter contains Vitamins A, C and E
  • Cocoa butter is also used to fade the appearance of scars and stretch marks
  • Now, I smell like coffee and chocolate, without having to sling coffee all day!

What's Not So Great About It:
  • My baby kitty will not stop licking my legs.

The Fixin's:

1/2 cup emulsifying wax*
1/2 cup pure cocoa butter*
1/2 cup oil (any will work, I used Olive)
1 1/2 C Coffee
a few drops of Vitamin E oil (optional)

What To Do:
Step 1: Brew a fresh pot of coffee!

Step 2: Using a double boiler, MELT (make sure it doesn't boil) the emulsifying wax, cocoa butter and oil together.

Step 3: Once your coffee is brewed and your wax, butter and oil are melted down, mix them all together in a glass jar or bowl.

Step 4: Either by hand or with an electric mixer, whip it until it cools and becomes thick. You know what, scratch that, us an electric mixer. It's way faster. :)

Step 5: Store in a glass jar. And - in the words of Salt N' Pepa, "Baby, rub it down and make it smooth like lotion."

*I looked high and low for the best place to get emulsifying wax and pure cocoa butter. Hands down, it's from out of Oregon.


  1. Try for your supplies. They're the cheapest place I've found and they have nearly everything. Thanks for the recipe, going to try this!

  2. I made it with peppermint tea and it turned out great!!!!!

  3. Do you have to keep this lotion in the fridge?