Coffee Oil Lotion 9


Now that we have had our adventure in a Chinese hospital and all your well wishes gave me such a speedy recovery, I thought we should finish our Coffee goodie basket. I am so excited! Are you ready? What other things do you want to make with Coffee Oil? What has this fabulous and yummy oil inspired you to make?

 

I wanted a more viscous lotion that wouldn’t feel oily or greasy when applied. I think this formulation hit the perfect spot! It also smells so yummy! It makes me crave and miss one of my favorite things on a cold day. I love to make myself a cup of coffee and find an apple and some caramel sauce. All three sound so good right now!

I used Colorless Jojoba to give the lotion a light feeling. I didn’t want it to feel heavy, oily or greasy. If you don’t have Jojoba, you can also use Fractionated Coconut Oil, Squalane or even Cherry Oil! There are many options!

I used Hydrovance as humectant for this lotion. Hydrovance is my personal favorite humectant. It makes the skin feel smooth and dewy. I love that fresh feeling. It almost feels like I went to the spa or spent at least a half hour in the shower with a collection of body scrubs and polishes.

 

Ingredients
Water
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Hydrovance
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Liquid Germall Plus
Coffee Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
75 grams Water
15 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
3 grams Hydrovance
3 grams Stearic Acid
3 grams Emulsifying Wax
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 grams Coffee Oil
Recipe in Ounces
2.6 oz Water
0.5 oz Colorless Jojoba Oil
0.1 oz Hydrovance
0.1 oz Stearic Acid
0.1 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.01 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.01 oz Coffee Oil
Recipe in Percentages
75% Water
15% Colorless Jojoba Oil
3% Hydrovance
3% Stearic Acid
3% Emulsifying Wax
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Coffee Oil

 

Weigh all ingredients except the Liquid Germall Plus into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the Liquid Germall Plus once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling.

Taylor

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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9 thoughts on “Coffee Oil Lotion

  • Barb Murphy

    Ooh, this looks divine! Does it still have a strong coffee fragrance even without any extra fragrance oil or essential oil? I love the smell of coffee, however, I am not sure that I want to smell like a cup of coffee!

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    • Taylor Post author

      I would say at this usage rate it has a lingering odor but not as if you have your head in the coffee beans. Think of being able to smell the coffee while it is in your hand or on your desk. This is what this lotion smells like. Not too strong, but not too light.

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  • LuAnn

    Does this end up with a fairly strong coffee scent, or would you recommend a coffee fragrance oil to go with it?

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    • Taylor Post author

      I would say it has a moderate coffee scent. Like maybe you have a cup in hand or you just walked out of a coffee shop. I don’t think you would need any additional scent. If you wanted it stronger, I might increase the coffee oil to .75%. 1% might be over kill but test and see what you like.

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  • Barb

    I’ve never made a lotion from scratch, just scented a cheap base from a craft store because a friend wanted one of my soap scents in a lotion. But after this and the study you did with humectants, I am really getting tempted. I wish I was close enough to take your class.
    If I was doing a theme basket I’d add a salt or sugar scrub.

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    • Taylor Post author

      Barb,

      Not to worry. If you can use a cake mix to make a cake, you can make lotions. They are not hard. They just seem a little intimidating at first but once you make your first lotion, you will be hooked! Feel free to ask questions. That is what we are here for!

      I had totally forgotten about a scrub. That sounds so yummy! Now I have to go back to the kitchen! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Cee

    Taylor, can you smell the coffee scent? I’m thinking a body butter would be nice… they say caffeine is good for cellulite. I’d like to put my thunder thighs on notice! Good to have you back and in action again!

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    • Taylor Post author

      Thanks! I am glad to be back. You can smell the coffee. It smells divine! I had not heard about the cellulite. All I have known up to now is that I really like the smell. I am always amazed at how much we are still learning about our foods and their alternate uses and benefits. So cool!

      As to the body butter, I agree! That does sound nice! Off to find my thinking cap and to play mad scientist! I’ll let you know what I come up with!

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