|Okay, the other week I made a really good Coffee Oil Lotion. It was so good in fact, I have already used up the little sample I kept for myself! I am devastated that it is gone already. I felt it was perfect in odor. Not too heavy, not too light. However, instead of making another lotion with Coffee Oil, I decided to make a body butter. Come join me for some more coffee scented fun!
I wanted to make a body butter that was a little different from what I view to be traditional body butter. For me, traditional body butter are thick. This one isn’t. In the jar, it is actually semi-fluid. In ways, it reminds me of yogurt while in the jar. However, get it on the skin and it acts totally different.
Once in contact with the skin, it acts like a liquid body oil. The change is bit startling but fun. This is something that any massage therapist would delight in working with! Mmn. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Schedule a little personal time with this body butter. You will enjoy every second of it!
If you know or are a massage therapist, there is an advantage to this recipe. You will be able to put it in a bottle with a pump for ease of use. No need to worry about fumbling with a jar with slick hands. Try it and tell me what you think. I want to know!
To keep this body butter in a semi solid state, I used Beeswax, Macadamia Butter and High Melt Point Shea Butter. The Beeswax helps create a barrier for the skin however, the percentage is low enough that it doesn’t feel heavy, waxy or greasy. The Macadamia Butter gives a nice creamy feel as well as nice glide. The High Melt Point Shea Butter helps keep this butter in a semi solid state while preventing any potential fractionation that might occur. Plus you get the luxury of Shea Butter!
For my liquid oils, I used Rice Bran Oil and Peach Kernel Oil. Rice Bran is a light to medium weight oil that is perfect for massage oils. Peach Kernel Oil is much lighter. It helped combat the heaviness that would come from the solid oils and waxes. These oils helped keep the lightness to this butter as well as give it its surprise element of melting upon contact of the skin.
I used a variety of extracts for extra goodies. You can use any extracts you may have on hand or if you don;t have any in your cupboard yet, I would suggest using a little more Peach Kernel Oil.
I consider Vitamin E Acetate to be irreplaceable in the this recipe. Vitamin E Acetate is an antioxidant. It helped prevent the oxidation of your oils. Have you ever had any oils that are really old and have a funny odor to them? Or even a lip stick taste funny as keeping it for a while? This is due to the oils oxidizing. Vitamin E Acetate helps prevent that giving your products a longer shelf life. Yay!
Weigh all of the ingredients except the Coffee Oil, Vitamin E Acetate and extracts into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Stir and allow it to cool slightly. Add the Coffee Oil, Vitamin E Acetate and extracts. Stir occasionally as the mixture continues to cool. Once it has cooled completely, transfer to containers of your desired size. I used 20 mL jars. You can use jars, lotion pumps or even treatment pumps if you would like. Enjoy!