Homemade coffee body lotion

I’ve made this body lotion for a few times now, and it’s always great.

When I made it for the first time I added too much (for my taste) essential oils. The second time I didn’t add anything at all and I actually didn’t like it so much, as well. without the essential oils, this lotions smells like mocha coffee. It’s actually very pleasant scent, but I like it to have a delicate citrus scent to it as well.

So this time, I think, I’ve found the perfect recipe for me.

So, this is how I made it:

1) 1/2 cup of emulsifying waxΒ – you can get it from here πŸ‘‡πŸ»β¬‡πŸ‘‡πŸ»β¬‡πŸ‘‡πŸ»

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2) 1/2 cup of almond oil

You can use whatever oil you’ve got. The better quality of the oil, the better quality of your body lotion.

For example:

coconut oil – very moisturizing and great for irritated and sensitive skin.

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sunflower oil – is loaded with Vitamins A, D, and E. great for damaged and aged skin.

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for more oils and their descriptions go here.

But you really don’t have to focus on that. Olive oil or sunflower oil will work just fine!

3) Over double bath melt the wax in oil. DO NOT MICROWAVE IT!!!

4) When the wax and olive oil are mixed well together so there isn’t any piece of wax floating on the oil pour it into a glass jar or glass bowl or whatever jar (it should be glass) you want to use for this purpose ( I use a jar after TOSTITOS salsa).

5)Β  add 1 1/2 cup of hot coffee. I made mine strong !Β 

And here is my MOST FAVORITE COFFEE to drink and to use in lotions

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*According to Esthetician Jennifer Tanner from CancerLynx.com, when coffee is applied topically it redistributes fat cells and helps to prevent cellulite from forming. She goes on to say that it helps to get rid of varicose veins by shrinking and tightening your blood vessels.

6) Stir it well. Very well.

7) Don’t let the coffee to separate from the rest of the mixture. If you see something like on the picture below stir it again. Stir it very well. And after 2, 3 minutes stir it again, and again… and again… Until the mixture is thick. If you forget to do that and you let the mixture to separate don’t worry… You can heat it up a little, and start the process of stirring the mixture every couple of minutes again πŸ™‚

8) Sometime in the middle of the stirring process, when the mixture is not hot anymore add (or not) essential oils, or fragrance oils, or both. This is what I used today. 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil and 5 of amber rose fragrance oil.

The difference between them is that the fragrance oil is mostly for the scent, while especial oils have therapeutic properties (and they smell nice, too). Before the decision what kind of essential oil you want to use for your lotion, you have to check it out if it’s safe. Not all of them are safe to use on skin. So, just google it.

For example grapefruit essential oil helps to boost digestion, benefits the immune system by helping to clear the lymphatic system, helps with skin problems, and can be used for muscle stiffness, water retention and for bolstering the nervous system.

BUT

it can irritate the skin if exposed to strong sunlight after treatment.

9) At the same time open a few capsules of vitamin E and pour the liquid into your body lotion.

10) Ready to use!!!

or to play with πŸ™‚

* this lotion is not a miraculous protection from cellulite!!! If you don’t drink enough water every day, if you don’t exercise and eat a healthy diet this lotion won’t make you cellulite to disappear or it won’t prevent the cellulite to appear. As a woman who already had one child and is expecting another one in a close future, I do have to admit I have cellulite and this lotion didn’t make it disappear. My cellulite hasn’t gotten any bigger since I started to use this lotion, though (and I’ve used it for about a year). If you want to fight cellulite you should try to use this lotion with coffee body scrubs and body wraps using coffee grounds and olive oil.

For even better recipe check out my post: Cocoa Butter Coffee Body Lotion. That lotion helped me to fight with stretch marks thanks to cocoa butter in it.

Happy mixing and using! I hope you’ll all enjoy it!

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67 responses to “Homemade coffee body lotion”

  1. Mmm…I have never thought to make my own lotion. Thanks for the recipe :O) I really enjoy the finished lotion shot. It actually looks like ribbon or something :O) Thanks for linking up!

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  2. This series almost convinced me to make some of my own, even though that is the last thing I have time for right now! Nicely done.

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  3. I love a good craft- I’ll have to bookmark this!
    I love the second to last shot- very abstract!

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  4. Thank you for stopping by…
    and Martha… this lotions is the easiest thing to do even with a kid and all the chores around the house… and even if you are working mom at the same time. If you are a coffee drinker just make two extra cups of coffee, mixing wax and oil takes about 5 minutes. Stiring the coffee-oil-wax mixture until it thicken migh take you about half an hour but in the mean time you can do whatever you have to do…
    and the restul… IS WORTH IT!!!
    hugs,

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  5. Wow, thanks for the recipe! Awesome shot of the lotion, I totally thought it was wonton soup or something. How pleased I was to find a cool lotion recipe in it’s place!! πŸ˜‰

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  6. So cool! I would love to do this some time. Thanks for sharing…

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  7. Oh wow! I love this and am SO gonna try it. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  8. I have forgotten to say that if you want you can add a few (or more than a few) drops of vitamine E (you can buy it in every drug store) to this lotion… it’s very good for your skin!!!

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    1. Works as a preservative, too.

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  9. […] body lotion. Home made. For the full recipe go here. This time I added 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed aloe vera […]

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  10. […] The directions along with the basic recipe how to make it step by step is here. […]

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  11. great recipe! i have a question though. does the caffeine lose its effectiveness over time? i know that if you leave coffee out for over an hour or so it loses its flavors and whatnot, but does the strength of the caffeine lessen as well? thanks!

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    1. hi. I am not an expert, but from what I know homemade lotions keep their properties up to 4 months if kept in the fridge and up to one month if kept on the shelf outside the fridge.

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  12. […] Posted by Polish Mom Photographer Here I am… Again with my coffee body lotion. I love this lotion so much that I think I will never stop making it. For the last few times I started using cocoa butter with it, and it’s even better that my first “only coffee” lotions. […]

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  15. Thank you for this recipe, I’ll have to makesome of my own soon!

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  16. Can i use beeswax instead of emulsyfying wax?

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    1. No. You can’t use only beeswax. It doesn’t work the same way as e. wax. To achieve the same results (and I don’t know that from experience just from what I read) you need to use borax with beeswax. I do not know the ratio how much borax you need for a certain amount of beeswax. You would have to find it out. try to google it.

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      1. I love the recipe, thanks! I went to Pinterest specifically looking for this, and found yours. When I lived in France, all of the pharmacies sold a dozen different brands of cellulite-fighting lotions, and the ones with caffeine are considered to be the most efficient. As for the beeswax: I make all of my diy creams with it. The stirring part just needs to be a little more intense at the end as it thickens. Thanks again; and congrats on the incredible photography! I will share a link to your post on my blog.

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        1. Thank you, Angela.

          I had some bad experience with beeswax, so I rather avoid.

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  17. Your lotion looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!
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    I also buy my supplies from Mountain Rose. I love them!

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    1. Glad you like it. It’s really a great lotion. I’ve got a recipe for cocoa butter coffee lotion and I have to admit it’s even better than this one πŸ™‚

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  18. […] Homemade Coffee Body Lotion from Mom Photographer […]

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  19. oops – no – this is the recipe I used! And it just won’t come together! I stirred for nearly an hour 😦

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    1. I replied to your previous comment. please check it out to see my answer to your problem

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  20. wow!!! I made this lotion yesterday, for the first time, and I love it! I have been making lotion for a few years now, trying different recipes that I find on line or in books, but this one is my absolute favorite! I used hazelnut coffee (no E.O.) and it smells yummy, I can’t stop smelling it. LOL Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try the recipe with grapefruit juice in it.

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    1. thank you for letting me know about it! that’s really awesome!!!

      next time try the coffee lotion with cocoa butter. it’s my favorite one so far! here is the link to it:
      https://momphotographer.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/cocoa-butter-coffee-body-lotion-once-again/

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    1. very cool!!! thank you and I am SO HAPPY you really liked it!

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  21. Hi there,
    I was wondering if there is something I can substitute for Emulsifying Wax? I already have beeswax and shea butter and was hoping I could use one of them. Thanks! Joanne

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    1. nop, you can’t use beeswax in place of e.wax.
      they do not have the same properties therefore beeswax won’t help the lotion to get creamy. the water and the oil will not combine and they will stay separated.
      if you want to use beeswax then you must use it with borax. those two together have similar properties to e.wax. but beeswax itself won’t work.

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  22. If you are using water in the formulation, why no preservative? Bacteria, yeast and other nasties will grow without a preservative. The Vitamin E is a great antioxidant which will extend the shelf life of your carrier oils, but it isn’t a preservative.

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    1. that’s why I keep it the fridge and never use my bare hands to scoop it from the jar, only clean plastic spoon. That way the lotion lasts for months.

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  23. […] July 23, 2011 By soapdelinews 14 Comments Since my days have been switched around lately for my new work schedule, I’ve discovered just why my boyfriend loves Starbucks so much. Coffee definitely gets you through many a rough morning and makes the day easier. While I prefer my caffeine in the form a mocha or chai latte or even a cup of Earl Grey loose leaf tea or Diet Mountain Dew, I see the appeal of just plain old coffee. Mine just have to have flavors. So I was pretty psyched find this recipe for Homemade Coffee Body Lotion. […]

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  24. In your recipe you used 1 1/2 cup of coffee but in the photograph the amount of coffee is 1/2 cup..is that a mistake?

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    1. no, it is not a mistake.
      the photograph shows 1/2 cup but in the recipe I used 1 and 1/2 cup.

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  25. I was wondering if I don’t use any fragrance oils and use hazelnut coffee, will the lotion have a strong coffee fragrance?

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    1. it will have kind of mocha coffee smell…

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  26. Can you substitute the emulsifying wax for beeswax???

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    1. no. in order to substitute it with beeswax you will have to add borax, as well, and borax drys out skin.

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  27. Thank you!

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  28. How much lotion does this recipe make? Thanks!!

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  29. […] Now this one is a tad more tricky to make but the results would be pretty incredible. It would be worth the effort and why not have a lotion-making day with a friend to make it extra-fun!?! This recipe is from Mom Photographer. Check it out here… […]

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  30. This recipe did not work. Very watery. I followed recipe as instructed.

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    1. Are you sure, you used all the ingredients as it’s listed?
      I have been making this lotion for years and it’s always nice and creamy. I have friends who made it and it never fails.

      It sounds like you might have missed the emulsifying wax or didn’t use enough.

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  31. I have made a body “lotion” using tea, and no matter how much I mixed, and mixed and mixed…I could not get the water to completely unite with the other ingredients. I even used my ninja and still nothing. I ended up having to drain what liquid was left over. So, how do I make that not be the case with this recipe? Is it b/c the coffee is thicker? What do you use to blend the ingredients?

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    1. Have you used the emulsifying wax ? not the beeswax!!! Sometimes people use beeswax in place of the emulsifying wax, and it doesn’t work. The purpose of the emulsifying wax is to make the water/tea/coffee unite with the oil. Also, while combining, all the liquids should be pretty warm (on the hot side).

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      1. Thank you, after I had written my comment, I reviewed some of the other comments and found the one about the beeswax, so I did a search on the differences, and that was why it didn’t mix. I will need to get some emusifying wax for my creams then. thx!!!

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        1. You’re so welcome! I’m glad you were able to find the problem πŸ™‚

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  32. When I combine 2 parts (oil mixed and coffee mixed) both should be hot right? And can I use tea instead coffee in same ratio?

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    1. Yes, I sometimes use green tea in place of the coffee. and yes, they should be hot. the liquid and the oil, or at least very warm).

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  33. I have some question.I did 1/2 recipe today and it’s very thick. What’s wrong?

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    1. Did you use 1/2 of each of the ingredients? You probably used too much e. wax. Just add a little bit of warm coffee, start with 2 or 3 tablespoons. Mix it very well before adding any more.

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  34. I made this lotion using tea I made from dried chamomile and calendula and it turned out awesome, thanks πŸ™‚ x

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  35. […] Homemade coffee body lotion | Mom … – 17-2-2011Β Β· I’ve made this body lotion for a few times now, and it’s always great. When I made it for the first time I added too much (for my taste) essential oils…. […]

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  36. […] Now this one is a tad more tricky to make but the results would be pretty incredible. It would be worth the effort and why not have a lotion-making day with a friend to make it extra-fun!?! This recipe is from Mom Photographer. Check it out here… […]

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  37. What other thing can I substitute for emulsifying wax cause I cannot find any where in our place.

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    1. Well, I can’t really give you any other advice for substituting because I have never substituted the wax for anything else. The emulsifying wax is very easy to get online.

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      1. thank you.

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  38. […] Full tutorial: Mom photographer […]

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  39. I love this lotion!! I want to make it as a christmas gift so I practiced making it today and I’m in love!! I used a really strong Texas pecan coffee and it smells amazing! I love the way it makes my skin feel! Thanks for the recipe!!

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  40. This lotion sounds awesome but you MUST use a preservative – despite keeping it in the fridge. Its just not worth the risk of bacteria growth.

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