Wake Up Body Butter

There’s nothing I like better than the smell of freshly brewed coffee, especially first thing in the morning.

This week is all about coffee with Espresso Lip Balm on Tuesday, a Gingerbread Spice Latte Coffee Soap coming up on Thursday, and today we’re going to make a body butter with Coffee Butter to really make the morning routine a treat!

If you were feeling really lazy, you could just slather Coffee Butter on your skin and call it good, but it’s pretty greasy that way. Instead, let’s add a few ingredients and some water, and we’ll make a wonderful emulsified cream that will be a delight to all your senses.

Naturally, we begin with water, which is a solvent and offers hydration to thirsty skin.

To the water, we’ll add Coffee Butter for its fantastic aroma and lovely skin feel. I also love Squalane Butter in body creams, so we’ll add that to the list.

We’ll toss in a humectant (Hydrovance), emulsifier (Emulsifying Wax), and a broad-spectrum preservative (Liquid Germall Plus).

Let’s head to the workroom and mix up a quick batch of wonderful!

What You’ll Need


Distilled Water
Coffee Butter
Squalane Butter
Emulsifying Wax
Liquid Germall Plus


Microwave-safe container
Stick Blender
Silicone Spatula
Jars and Lids


72.5% Distilled Water
14% Coffee Butter
5% Squalane Butter
4% Hydrovance
4% Emulsifying Wax
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

100-gram Test Batch

72.5 grams Distilled Water
14 grams Coffee Butter
5 grams Squalane Butter
4 grams Hydrovance
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus

12-ounce Batch

8.7 ounces Distilled Water
1.68 ounces Coffee Butter
0.6 ounce Squalane Butter
0.48 ounce Hydrovance
0.48 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.06 ounce Liquid Germall Plus


Weigh water, oils, humectant, and emulsifying wax into a microwave-safe container. Heat gently, using short time bursts and stirring after each heating, until all oils and waxes have melted.

Use the stick blender to form the emulsion, blending thoroughly. Check the temperature of the mixture.

Allow the mixture to cool below 120ºF before adding the preservative. Stir well to combine, then scoop the cream into a zipper-top bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe the cream into jars. Allow the cream to cool completely before putting on the lids.

Label and enjoy.

Ingredients before melting.

Pouring into jars.


As I applied this cream to my skin after a shower, I was delighted at the slight coffee fragrance that lifted around me. The cream goes on light and spreads easily. It’s quite nice!

If you want a real coffee kick, go for a fragrance oil or add some Coffee Seed Oil to your formulation.

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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