Coffee Latte Body Cream 18

Recently, Carolyn asked if we would consider reformulating our Coffee Butter Latte Cream to include Coffee Oil. I had been considering reformulating and Carolyn gave me that extra boost of encouragement to make this new formulation!I made the light formula that uses Isopropyl Myristate to help reduce the greasy feeling of the cream. I also used a few different oils to work with the ingredients that I had available in my cupboard. The biggest changes that were made were using Colorless Jojoba instead of Avocado Oil, Orchid Extract instead of Red Raspberry Seed Oil and the addition.

Let’s go make this perfectly coffee body cream!

Collect needed items:

Coffee Butter
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Isopropyl Myristate
Stearic Acid
Coffee Oil
Orchid Extract
Vitamin E Natural
Liquid Germall Plus
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products

Recipe: (Makes 4.53 ounces or 100 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
3.17 ounces Water
0.45 ounces Coffee Butter
0.23 ounces Colorless Jojoba Oil
0.18 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.14 ounces Stearic Acid
0.14 ounces Isopropyl Myristate
0.09 ounces Hydrovance
0.04 ounces Coffee Oil
0.04 ounces Orchid Extract
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.02 ounces Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in grams:
70 grams Water
10 grams Coffee Butter
5 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Stearic Acid
3 grams Isopropyl Myristate
2 grams Hydrovance
1 gram Coffee Oil
1 gram Orchid Extract
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 grams Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Percentages
70% Water
10% Coffee Butter
5% Colorless Jojoba Oil
4% Emulsifying Wax
3% Stearic Acid
3% Isopropyl Myristate
2% Hydrovance
1% Coffee Oil
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Vitamin E Natural

Weigh all ingredients except the Orchid Extract, Vitamin E Natural, and 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 Orchid Extract, Vitamin E Natural, and 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.

Body Cream Notes: This cream is similar to the original light recipe with a slightly lighter texture and a stronger coffee odor. When first applied this cream feels heavy, but it quickly absorbs without leaving the skin feeling dry. I would apply this cream after a shower and not need another body moisturizer for the rest of the day!

Now that we have made this cream, what do you think? Would you make any changes to ingredients or would you leave as is? I would like to make this recipe again, only using Orange Butter next time.

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Completely cooled cream on my finger.

Weighing the liquid oils and waxes.

Weighing the liquid oils and waxes.

Adding the Coffee Butter and Coffee Oil

Adding the Coffee Butter and Coffee Oil

Ready to be heated!

Ready to be heated!

Completely melted and mixed together.

Completely melted and mixed together.

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Coffee Latte Body Cream, 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 ratings

About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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18 thoughts on “Coffee Latte Body Cream

  • Carolyn Moench

    OMG! thanks!!! will be working on making some of this over the weekend!

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  • carolyn

    of course, would not mind at ALL trying some of yours for comparison! 😀

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  • Heather

    I have been wondering about some things with lotions and I have a question but am not sure where to post it. I have a go-to lotion recipe with e-wax that I like. What I need to make is a nice night time face cream. I have a bunch of your extracts but I try to keep my creams very natural. I do use the Germall Plus since I know the water based needs a preservative. I don’t use the hydrovance or stearic acid as those just aren’t things I have on hand and I don’t really want to invest in them. As I said, my body/hand lotion is a good formula, I like it and so do my customers and it doesn’t have those ingredients in it, do you have a recipe anywhere in the archives (I’ve looked and followed some of the formulas over the last few months) that is very simple? I tried to come up with one from a few I melded together and it just didn’t stay nice in the jar for some reason. I know you’ll put together recipes now and then for people, so I thought I would ask 🙂 Thank you!

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    • Tina

      Heather, My recommendation is you send us an email with the formulation you currently make. Tell us what you want to change in the formulation (such as more dewy feeling, thicker viscosity, etc) then tell us what you have in your cupboard and we can help you reformulate to get the product you want from the ingredients you have on hand.


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  • Becka

    Wow! I loved the green tea version of this cream, but this looks positively luscious! I know what I’m going to be trying this weekend…;)

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  • Julie

    This sounds like a good thing, I had better check my on-hand ingredients!

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  • Leilani

    Your Coffee Butter Latte Cream is one of my favorite creams, now I’ll have to try these and see the difference. I like the note of stronger coffee scent!

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  • Barb Murphy

    Mmmm, sounds great. I have never used isopropyl myristate…would this be considered a “natural” ingredient? I try to stay as close to natural as possible. Thanks

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    • Tina

      Isopropyl myristate is a petroleum derived product. This goes against what most people consider natural but it would depend on how you consider the definition of natural.


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  • Janet Schreiner

    I am making this cream today. I was lucky enough to have everything I needed. The smell is simply wonderful, and I don’t even mind the color…hehehe

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  • Amanda

    Oh my… Coffee is the biggest part of our morning ( there is a reason my mug says “instant human- just add coffee” ) so I thought why not do a coffee themed set? Haven’t gotten around to making the coffee soap, scrub or lip balm I have planned, but I did make up a test batch of this lotion for myself. What I have learned: 1) making lotions is not nearly as difficult as I’d originally thought. 2) must invest in a better scale. And 3) coffee lotion before bed = no sleep. 😉 the scent woke me right up and I doubt I’ll be asleep any time soon. When I give the set at Mother’s Day I will definitely have to tell everyone this is a morning routine product. I will be keeping a bottle on my desk at work to not only combat my dry skin but also as a little pick me up!

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