Getting a massage may be one of my favorite treats next to a good coffee drink. I wonder if I could combine the two?
In 2012, Taylor made Sweet Coffee Massage Butter. She did hers a bit differently than I will do mine. Hers was not an emulsified lotion; mine will be. My goal is to create a formulation that will glide easily but have enough drag to allow the massage to continue on without needing to reapply the lotion overly often.
I’ll start with Coffee Oil, which smells just like coffee beans. It doesn’t take much to add its signature scent; I’ll use just 3%.
Next up will be a touch of Castor Oil for its thick, draggy feel. Coconut Oil will add a higher melt point and plenty of slip and glide. We’ll add some Almond Butter, which has great spreadability and brings moisturizing, softening, and regenerating properties. I will skip the fragrance, as I expect the coffee oil to provide an invigorating scent.
Come along with me as we craft this massage lotion.
What You’ll Need
70.5% Distilled Water
5% Coconut Oil
10% Sweet Almond Butter
5% Castor Oil
3% Coffee Oil
3% Emulsifying Wax
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
100-gram Test Batch
70.5 grams Distilled Water
11.28 ounces Distilled Water
Weigh all ingredients but the preservative into a microwave-safe container. Heat using short time bursts, stirring after each heating, until oils have melted. You can also do this step in a double boiler.
Use the stick blender to create the emulsion, blending thoroughly.
Check the temperature; allow it to cool below 120ºF before adding the preservative.
Pour into bottles and allow it to cool completely before adding lids, labels, and enjoy! Then take it to your favorite massage therapist and give it a try.
This lotion is very fluid. It smells terrific! I’m not sure yet how good of a massage lotion it would be, but it sure feels wonderful on my hands! I have a massage scheduled in a couple of weeks, and I’ll be sure to take this lotion along for a trial run.