Coffee Lip Balm Recipe (with just 3 ingredients!)

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This easy coffee lip balm recipe uses an infused carrier oil for all of the flavor without the mess of using coffee in the recipe.

Coffee Lip Balm Recipe! If you love coffee then you must try this easy 3-ingredient coffee lip balm recipe! Made using a coffee infused oil for flavor and scent, this easy DIY lip balm saves you money while also offering a quality product. #coffee #lipbalm #diy #crafts #skincare #beauty #lipbalmrecipe #natural #naturalskincare #lipbalmrecipe

I’m combining two of my favorite things in my coffee lip balm recipe: lip balm and coffee. My poor lips get burned in the summer and dry in the winter, so they always need a little bit of extra love.

I have made several kinds of lip balms in the past, but I couldn’t figure out how to get a coffee flavored lip balm without actually adding coffee. I learned about infusing herbs and oils, so I decided to try it with coffee.

By infusing the oil with coffee grounds, I’m able to get the scent, flavor, and benefits of the coffee in this coffee lip balm recipe without creating a mess or using an unnatural flavor.

How to Infuse Coffee + Oil

If you’re new to infusing oils, it’s a great way to get the benefits of an herb, or in this case coffee, without using the herb (coffee) in the final product. If you’re making soap or a bath tea or something similar, you may not mind using the herb.

However, if you’re making a lotion, lip balm, or something where the herb (coffee) can clog drain pipes, then you can infuse an oil. This gives the oil the properties of what you infused it with without making a mess in the final product.

When you infuse coffee and oil, it gives the oil a rich, darker color and also makes the oil smell like coffee, which is what I wanted for this coffee lip balm recipe.

To infuse an oil with an herb or coffee, simply place the herb or coffee grounds in a mason jar and cover with the oil. I used the same fresh coffee grounds that I use to brew my morning coffee.

How much of each do you need? This is not an exact recipe. You want the oil to completely cover what you’re infusing it with. So if I want to infuse 4 ounces of oil, I’ll fill an 8-ounce jar just under half way and cover it with oil. When I’m done, I’ll have about 4 ounces.

After you’ve covered the coffee grounds with the oil, let it sit for two weeks. I pick up the jar and swirl around the oil every day so it mixes together well. After two weeks, use cheesecloth to strain out the coffee grounds and discard them.

You can also use your slow cooker to infuse oils in less time. The great part about using a slow cooker is that you can infuse several different combinations of herbs and oils at the same time. If you want to use coconut oil in a different recipe, this is how you would infuse it.

Place a towel on the bottom of your slow cooker and place your jars on top of the towel. Carefully add water until it covers the herbs or coffee grounds and oil in the jar, but be careful that no water gets in the jar. Leave the jars uncovered. Also leave the lid off of the slow cooker because it can collect condensation that can drop down into the jars.

Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for 4-6 hours. Strain the herbs or coffee grounds out of the oil with cheesecloth and discard them.

For this coffee lip balm recipe, I used a combination of oils. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different carrier oils and other herbs. If you have oils leftover, label them in jars and use them in future recipes. This coffee infused oil would be a great oil to use in my caramel coffee sugar scrub recipe.

Coffee Lip Balm Recipe! If you love coffee then you must try this easy 3-ingredient coffee lip balm recipe! Made using a coffee infused oil for flavor and scent, this easy DIY lip balm saves you money while also offering a quality product. #coffee #lipbalm #diy #crafts #skincare #beauty #lipbalmrecipe #natural #naturalskincare #lipbalmrecipe

Coffee Lip Balm Recipe

This is a fairly simple recipe in a 1:1:1 ratio of ingredients. I really like that because it’s easy to remember and easy to make a large batch. I’ve found that this ratio is wonderful for both lip balm pots and tubes because it’s not to firm for a pot and not too soft for a tube.

For the oil, I used a blend of avocado oil and sunflower oil. I really like avocado oil for the lips because it’s very moisturizing for dry, chapped lips. Sunflower oil is a lighter oil, which balances out the heavier avocado oil. Sunflower oil is also said to be anti-inflammatory, so it can help with sunburned or chapped lips.

You can use your favorite liquid carrier oil to infuse the oil. I like sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, and grapeseed oil in lip balms.

I like shea butter in my lip balms because it nourishes the lips, yet it doesn’t leave your lips greasy. You can also use cocoa butter, but you may need to add a little extra oil or reduce the beeswax.

Ingredients:

1 ounce coffee infused oil (I used a blend of avocado oil and sunflower oil)
1 ounce shea butter
1 ounce beeswax

Instructions:

Weigh the ingredients using a scale. This recipe will not work if you use liquid ounces. Combine the infused oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler.

Heat over medium low heat until melted. The beeswax will seem like it’s not melting, but it will. Keep stirring to prevent clumps so it melts quicker.

Pour into lip balm pots or tubes. This coffee lip balm recipe makes about 3 ounces of product, so it should fill about 20 lip balm tubes. If you use lip balm pots, it will depend on the size of your containers.

While this recipe is great on its own, you can also modify it to make different flavored coffee drink inspired recipes by adding different essential oils. Check out my pumpkin spice latte lip balm recipe and my mocha latte lip balm recipe for more inspiration. Or check out these other lip balm recipes from Soap Deli News.

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You can also learn more about the different carrier oils available to use in your recipes in my book Carrier Oils: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Over 40 Carrier Oils in Bath and Beauty Recipes.

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Coffee + Black Tea Under Eye Cream Recipe

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This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that’s perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties.

Anti Aging Skin Care Recipe! This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties. #antiaging #diy #coffee #eyecreams #blacktea #beauty #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty

To create my coffee & black tea under eye cream, I first infused Darjeeling Sungma Summer Tea in camellia (tea seed) oil. This tea, which I acquired from Adagio Teas, is a wonderfully delicious second flush black tea.

Darjeeling tea is often called the “champagne of teas.” And like black, white and green teas, Darjeeling tea has been shown to fight cancer, cavities and obesity. However, Darjeeling tea is special in that it may have the additional benefit of protection against stomach ulcers. (Source.)

Anti Aging Skin Care Recipe! This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties. #antiaging #diy #coffee #eyecreams #blacktea #beauty #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty

And of course tea is rich in antioxidants that are great not just for the inside of your body, but they’re also wonderful for the outside of your body. Because of this, tea extract is a common ingredient in many topical skin care products and anti-aging skin creams.

So, if you’re going to buy tea for my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe, consider purchasing a Darjeeling tea which is a treat by the cup as well as on your skin!

In addition to black tea, this recipe also contains coffee essential oil. Coffee, which has anti-inflammatory properties, has been shown to help reduce under eye puffiness as well as help to relieve dark under eye circles (not caused by hereditary factors.)

In addition, research has shown that applying coffee to skin can offer a layer of protection from harmful UV rays. Coffee’s diuretic properties can also help to relieve redness and irritation from sun damage, especially for those who suffer from Rosaceae. It’s also believed to tighten and brighten skin. (Source.)

Keep reading to learn how to make your own coffee & black tea under eye cream!

Anti Aging Skin Care Recipe! This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties. #antiaging #diy #coffee #eyecreams #blacktea #beauty #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty

Coffee & Black Tea Under Eye Cream Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.35 oz. Darjeeling black tea infused camellia (tea seed) oil
.15 oz. babassu oil
.45 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. Dimethicone
.1 oz. isopropyl myristate
.1 oz. coffee essential oil
few drops vitamin E oil, optional

Instructions:

You’ll begin by infusing your Darjeeling tea in camellia (tea seed) oil. (Learn more about camellia seed oil here.)

How to make tea infused oil for a natural coffee & black tea under eye cream!

To do this, begin by filling a small mason jar about halfway with tea. Then pour camellia (tea seed) oil into the mason jar until it reaches about a quarter to a half inch above the tea. Gently heat the mason jar over low heat using the double boiler method for 1-5 hours. Alternately, if you aren’t in a rush, you can use the solar infusion method. (Learn more about infusing herbs in oil at the Mountain Rose Herbs blog here.)

How to make tea infused oil for a natural coffee & black tea under eye cream!

Once you’ve infused the camellia oil with tea, strain the oil from the tea using cheesecloth.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the emulsifying wax and shea butter. Heat in a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave at 50% power or in a double boiler until melted.

Remove from heat. Weigh out the babassu oil and stir into the melted wax and shea butter mixture until it melts. (Learn more about babassu oil here.)

Now weigh out black tea infused camellia oil and add to the melted ingredients. Stir to combine.

Weigh out all of the remaining ingredients and stir into the coffee & black tea under eye cream mixture.

Add several drops of vitamin E oil if desired and mix in.

Anti Aging Skin Care Recipe! This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties. #antiaging #diy #coffee #eyecreams #blacktea #beauty #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty

Now pour the liquid coffee & black tea under eye cream mixture evenly into two 2.3 oz. clear glass thick wall cosmetic jars with black lined caps. (I got my jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

Allow to cool completely, then screw on the lids. You can place your coffee & black tea under eye cream in the fridge to speed up the cooling process. As this recipe yields a soft non-greasy balm that melts on skin contact, it may take 24-48 hours to fully solidify and reach its final consistency.

Label your jars as desired for gifting or personal use.

To use simply apply a small amount of the coffee & black tea under eye cream under your eyes onto clean skin and massage in. Use daily under makeup to help energize under eye skin and reduce puffiness and dark circles as well as to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This product is also wonderful on dry hands and feet!

If you plan to sell your coffee & black tea under eye cream, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

If you liked my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe, then you may also like my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe. Formulated for maturing skin, this face polish is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

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Two Fabulous Fall Bath and Beauty Recipes and A Review of For Soap’s Sake Subscription Box

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For Soap's Sake is a monthly soap supply subscription box that handpicks both unique and trending soapmaking supplies to send to you each and every month. The boxes included a variety of soapmaking supplies including molds, tools, ingredients, colorants, fragrances, and essential oils. And while monthly box subscriptions are available, you also have the option simply making a one time only box purchase.

Learn how to make your own DIY fall lip tint and a fall inspired caramel coffee scented dry body spray! Plus find lots of other ideas for ingredients found in this month’s For Soap’s Sake – a monthly soap supply subscription box! Don’t subscribe? Not to worry. You can visit For Soap’s Sake online to discover their list of suppliers and to find out where to buy your future soapmaking, bath and body ingredients.

Whether soapmaking is your hobby, your business or you’re just looking for DIY gift ideas for the holidays or wedding favors, For Soap’s Sake is a great way to try out new ingredients and find ideas that are sure to be hit for customers as well as friends and family.

What is For Soap’s Sake?

For Soap’s Sake is a monthly soap supply subscription box that handpicks both unique and trending soapmaking supplies to send to you each and every month. The boxes included a variety of soapmaking supplies including molds, tools, ingredients, colorants, fragrances, and essential oils. And while monthly box subscriptions are available, you also have the option simply making a one time only box purchase.

Of course no one wants to be stuck with soapmaking supplies they can’t use. Not only does a subscription box help you sample ingredients in smaller sizes, but there’s also a quiz on the For Soap’s Sake website that will help determine what comes in your box. Quiz questions ask what type of soaper you are – cold process/hot process, melt and pour and a bath and body maker – as well as whether you use only natural ingredients, what types of molds suit you best, whether you additives, etc.

In addition there are boxes available for every budget starting with the mini box at just $16.99 all the way up to the ultra box for $74.99. With four different box sizes to choose from, you simply can’t go wrong. Plus, if you opt to subscribe to For Soap’s Sake, you save 5%! A subscription to For Soap’s Sake also makes a great gift for a fellow DIY-er.

Not only is a box from For Soap’s Sake a great way to try out new ingredients, it’s also a great way to try out new soapmaking suppliers you may have not heard of or have not purchased for in the past.

Ready to subscribe now? Use coupon code: SOAPDELI5 and receive $5 off your first box from For Soap’s Sake. (You can order November’s box through October 31st.)

Learn how to make your own DIY Fall Lip Tint plus find lots of other ideas for ingredients found in this month's For Soap's Sake - a monthly soap supply subscription box!

I received the October box from For Soap’s Sake and was pretty excited about all the fun soapmaking ingredients and tools inside! My box included a spoon shaped silicone mold, a tear drop column mold – you’ve probably seen these used to make everything from rain drops in soap to seeds in watermelon soap – skewers, tea bags, dark cocoa butter, copper penny mica, bronze brown mica, titanium dioxide, marshmallow root powder, caramel coffee fragrance oil, afternoon tea fragrance oil, caffeine extract, vanilla stabilizer, and ylang ylang essential oil.

The ingredients were sourced from the following soapmaking suppliers: Nurture Soap, Nature’s Garden, Wholesale Supplies Plus, and Trendylee.

Discover two fantastic fall bath and beauty recipes for making your own DIY fall lip tint and DIY caramel coffee scented dry oil body spray!

Fall Bath and Beauty Recipes

I used several ingredients from the For Soap’s Sake October box to make two fall bath and beauty recipes. I used the dark cocoa butter and copper penny mica to make a fall lip tint and the caramel coffee fragrance oil to make a scented dry oil body spray one evening this past week with my friend Bambi. You can find those fall bath and beauty recipes below.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Fall Lip Tint Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.3 oz. dark cocoa butter
.3 oz. beeswax
.15 oz. (76° melt point) coconut oil
.1 oz. lanolin
.25 oz. sweet almond oil
1 Tablespoon copper penny mica
2 mL lavender essential oil
12 drops ginger or fresh ginger essential oil
10 drops cocoa absolute

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for this recipe.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Begin by weighing out the dark cocoa butter and beeswax into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power or less until melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.)

Weigh out the coconut oil and lanolin and stir into the melted beeswax and cocoa butter. If necessary, gently reheat the ingredients again to ensure they are fully melted. Stir well to ensure even distribution. (If you prefer not to use lanolin you can substitute more coconut oil for the lanolin or use shea butter! For a vegan lip tint you can also substitute the beeswax with .15 oz. of carnauba wax. You do need to use less carnauba wax as it is a harder wax than beeswax.)

Now weigh out the sweet almond oil and stir into the melted lip tint ingredients, again reheating if necessary.

Next, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the lavender essential oil and add into the lip tint. Then use fresh pipettes or droppers to add the ginger essential oil and the cocoa absolute. Mix well.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out the copper penny mica and stir into your lip tint. Mix well.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Now slowly pour the melted lip tint into your containers, stirring the mixture after each pour.

For this fall lip tint recipe Bambi and I evenly filled six small metal slide top tins. I received my metal tins from SKS Bottle & Packaging which you can find here.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Once the lip tints have set up completely, slide on the lids for each tin then label as desired for personal use or gifting.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

For my labels I purchased feather clipart from Huckleberry Hearts on Etsy, then used a Word program to create my labels. (Learn how to create your own custom labels with my step-by-step tutorial here.) Then simply print your newly created labels onto label sheets – I get mine from World Label – and apply to the lids of your tins.

If you’re making your fall bath and beauty recipes to sell (for small commercial use) and want to use the same clipart as I have but without credit, you would need to purchase a commercial license from the creator.

You’ll also want to make sure you label your lip tints appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This caramel coffee dry body oil spray recipe is the perfect scent for fall! Not only does it smell delectable, but this non-greasy dry oil also moisturizes skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth.

Caramel Coffee Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.8 oz. Cyclomethicone
3.8 oz. grape seed oil (or other liquid at room temperature carrier oil of choice)
.25 oz. caramel coffee fragrance oil

Instructions:

Weigh out the cyclomethicone, grape seed oil and fragrance oil into a medium glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine thoroughly, then use a funnel to pour your dry oil body spray evenly into two 4 oz. silver aluminum metal bullet round bottles. Screw on the sprayer top of your choice, then label as desired. (I received my aluminum bottles and sprayers from Container & Packaging Supply who you can find online here.

For the dry oil body spray pictured above, I also used the feather clipart I purchased from Huckleberry Hearts on Etsy.

Draw your own labels for a DIY dry oil body spray to create a unique homemade gift for friends and family this holiday season.

You can also draw your own labels for your dry oil body sprays to create unique homemade gifts for friends and family this holiday season. Pictured above is the label I drew freehand for my dry oil body spray.

Draw your own labels for a DIY dry oil body spray to create a unique homemade gift for friends and family this holiday season.

Bambi also drew her coffee inspired labels freehand.

Draw your own labels for a DIY dry oil body spray to create a unique homemade gift for friends and family this holiday season.

To create your labels simply sketch out your drawing onto blank sticker paper, using the bottle as a guide so you get the label size right. The color your drawing in with permanent markers or your other favorite medium. Cut out the label.

Draw your own labels for a DIY dry oil body spray to create a unique homemade gift for friends and family this holiday season.

Now take a clear or crystal clear sticker label and cut the label so it’s slightly larger than your image. Remove the backing from the clear sticker label and place it on top of your image so the image is fully covered. Trim off the excess label. (Alternately, if your labels are small enough, you can also do the same thing with packing tape.) Now adhere the label you just created to your dry body oil spray bottle. And you’re done!

Again, you’ll need to label your dry oil body sprays appropriately to meet state and federal laws if you plan to sell them.

Caffeinated Soap Recipe

What else can I make?

Need ideas for other fall bath and beauty recipes you can make using ingredients from the October For Soap’s Sake box? You can use the caffeine extract to make a DIY anti-puff eye roller, a DIY caffeinated soap with a coffee scrub center, and a DIY orange coconut coffee scrub. (You can also use the vanilla stabilizer to keep your caffeinated soap, above, from turning brown.)

You can use the marshmallow root powder to create herbal facial cleansing grains, glycerin cold process shaving soap, handmilled whiskey and tobacco caramel soap, cold process vanilla and fig shaving soap, cold process natural lanolin shaving soap, and cold process patchouli granola crunch soap.

The bronze brown mica can be used to create fall melt and pour soaps, lemon and ginger tinted lip balm, stamped cold process candied orange soaps, and stamped melt and pour conversation heart soaps.

What will you be making with the ingredients from your October For Soap’s Sake box? Share your soap, bath and beauty projects in the comments below.

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Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

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This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It’s made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. pumpkin spice ground coffee
.25 oz. allspice powder
2.5 oz. fine sea salt
2 oz. fine ground pink Himalayan salt
2 oz. white granulated sugar
.75 oz. cupuacu butter
1.75 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. refined shea butter (or sal butter)
.1 oz. Cardamom True Sugar fragrance oil

Instructions:

You’ll need a six-cavity silicone gingerbread mold for my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe. This recipe will yield four solid gingerbread shaped coffee scrubs.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the butters into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Set aside.

In a separate glass container weigh out the spices, coffee, salt and sugar. Use a fork to mix the dry ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted butter mixture. Mix to combine.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

Once the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout, pour the mixture into four of the gingerbread shaped cavities of your silicone mold.

Allow your solid coffee scrub to fully solidify and harden before removing them from the mold’s cavities. (You can put your mold in the refrigerator to speed up this part of the process. Placing your mold onto a cutting board before pouring the coffee scrub mixture into the mold will make it easier to transport.)

Once you’ve unmolded your solid coffee scrubs, wrap them tightly in foodservice film or place them individually into cello bags for gifting.

If you are making my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe to sell, you’ll need to label your solid coffee scrubs appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

To use your solid coffee scrubs, simply massage the bar – or a piece of the bar – onto wet skin in a warm-hot shower. Then rinse and pat dry. Be sure to store your solid coffee scrubs in a cool, dry location when not in use to extend the life of the product.

Live in a warmer climate? Make these solid coffee scrubs so they have a slightly higher melt point by making the following changes to my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe: 1.5 oz. of shea butter (instead of 2 oz.) and 1 oz. cupuacu butter (instead of .75 oz.) This will also make them more shelf stable for shipping purposes.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

For more handmade holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out my Holly-Days favorites on Etsy here for handmade gifts you can buy. Or for more DIY holiday gift ideas visit these boards on Pinterest: Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas, DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts, and Homemade Gift Ideas for Men. You can also find more of my homemade scrub recipes here as well as on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. (Pictured above is my Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe.)

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Moisturizing Coffee Scrub Recipe with Non-Comedogenic Ingredients

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Learn how to make your own homemade moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that won't clog pores! Plus alternative ingredients you can use that have a low comedogenic rating.

Learn how to make your own homemade moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that won’t clog pores as well as about alternative non-comedogenic ingredients you can substitute. In addition to this moisturizing coffee scrub recipe, I’ve also provided two versions of printable labels you can use for your finished coffee scrubs so can give them as homemade gifts!

You may recall my previous recipe for making an orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil. Within the content of that blog post, I explained why you don’t want to use coconut oil in your body scrubs. Coconut oil has a fairly high comedogenic rating of 4. This means that it can clog pores and cause acne when used. So I crafted a moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that used sweet almond oil in lieu of coconut oil. Sweet almond oil has a comedogenic rating of 2, which is moderately low, and contains essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A and E. It’s also an effective emollient for moisturizing and is easily absorbed by the skin as well.

However, there are many many other oils and butters you can use in place of both coconut oil and sweet almond oil as well that have a comedogenic rating of 0 or 1. Ideally you want your coffee scrub ingredients to have a comedogenic rating of 0, meaning it won’t clog pores at all. This is especially true if you have acne prone skin. Both mango butter and shea butter have a comedogenic rating of 0. Therefore I chose to use mango butter in my moisturizing coffee scrub recipe. (Alternately, you can substitute the mango butter with shea butter.)

In addition to the mango butter in my moisturizing coffee scrub recipe, I also used unscented liquid Castile soap to help aid in washing everything off at the end of your shower, while still leaving your skin moisturized and soft.

(Did you know that the PH of both cold process and melt and pour soap prohibits the growth of mold and bacteria growth in your soaps? Liquid soap doesn’t need a preservative either, however, if you’re introducing water into the soap during storage – such as in a scrub situation – a preservative won’t hurt. You can learn more about preservatives within this article at Soap Queen blog here.)

Learn how to make your own homemade moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that won't clog pores! Plus alternative ingredients you can use that have a low comedogenic rating. Plus how to make your own "foaming" coffee scrub recipe and printable labels for your finished coffee scrubs!

If you find the mango (or shea butter) makes this scrub difficult to wash off you or your tub – FYI you can get rid of stains in a snap with a smidge of Dawn dish detergent – then you can substitute the mango butter with liquid Castile soap. Or, to keep the extra moisturizing properties of this coffee scrub recipe, you can simply substitute the mango butter with another carrier oil.

Carrier oils with a comedogenic rating of 0 – meaning they are non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores at all – are argan oil, hemp seed oil, sunflower oil and safflower oil.  Aloe vera gel also has a 0 comedogenic rating, though if you’re using it in your coffee scrub, then you’ll definitely need to add a preservative.

Carrier oils with a comedogenic rating of 1, which is considered low, include emu oil, neem oil, pomegranate seed oil, rosehip seed oil, and sea buckthorn oil.

Neem oil, while a fabulous carrier oil, has a strong nutty, garlic like odor. So if you choose to use neem oil in your coffee scrub, then use it as only a small portion of the recipe with another carrier oil making up the bulk. Your fragrance would then be able cover up the smell of the neem oil.

The same would go for sea buckthorn oil. While sea buckthorn oil doesn’t have an offensive odor, it’s likely to dye your skin orange when used in high concentrations. It’s also a lot more expensive, so you’ll want to use this one sparingly in conjunction with another carrier oil making up the bulk of the recipe.

And finally, carrier oils with a comedogenic rating of 2, or a moderately low chance of clogging pores, include sweet almond oil (previously mentioned), apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, borage oil, baobab oil, evening primrose oil, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, jojoba oil, peach kernel oil, pumpkin seed oil, sesame oil and tamanu oil.

Following you’ll find my moisturizing coffee scrub recipe with mango butter. But feel free to make substitutions as desired with your carrier oil(s) of choice for the mango butter and liquid Castile soap. (If you’d like to make my original orange coconut coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil inspired by Frank Body’s Original Coffee Scrub, you can find it on Soap Deli News blog here.)

Learn how to make your own homemade moisturizing coffee scrub recipe that won't clog pores! Plus alternative ingredients you can use that have a low comedogenic rating.

Moisturizing Coffee Scrub Recipe with Mango Butter

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. coffee beans, ground
1.25 oz. Epsom salt
1 oz. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground
2 oz. white sugar
.75 oz. mango butter
2.25 oz. unscented liquid Castile soap
.35 oz. cardamon mocha fragrance oil, or similar
.25 oz. blood orange essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the ground coffee, salt and sugar. Combine in a glass bowl or large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Mix the dry ingredients together with a fork to ensure even distribution.

Now weigh out the mango butter and place in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at 50% power in the microwave until melted. Alternately, you can also melt the mango butter in a double boiler.

Next, weigh out the Castile soap, fragrance oil and essential oil. Stir into the melted mango butter and mix well to combine all the ingredients.

Spoon the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well, using a fork to whisk all of the ingredients – wet and dry – together until they are combined thoroughly.

Now spoon your moisturizing coffee scrub into two clear plastic 8 oz. low profile jars. Alternately, you can also use two 8 oz. High Barrier Kraft Paper Stand up Zipper Pouch Bags. You can also use traditional pantry jars, which are classic wide-mouth, clear glass jars with a rubber gasket seal and easy-to-use clamp down lid.

If you’d like to add my moisturizing mango butter coffee scrub labels (pictured) you can download the PDF for these printable labels here. Print the PDF file onto a full size white label sheet. (I got my labels from WorldLabel.) Cut out the labels, remove the backing and adhere to the front of your containers.

Learn how to make your own homemade "foaming" and exfoliating coffee scrub recipe that won't clog pores and is oil free!

Prefer to make an oil free coffee scrub? You easily create your own “foaming” and exfoliating oil free coffee scrub recipe by simply using 3 oz. of unscented liquid Castile Soap in the moisturizing coffee scrub recipe above (in place of the 2.25 oz. of liquid Castile soap) and omit the mango butter entirely. The resulting coffee scrub will have a cleansing effect and a low lather in addition to exfoliating skin.

If you’d like printable labels for this alternate version of my coffee scrub recipe, you can download the PDF for these printable labels here. Print the PDF file onto a full size white label sheet. Cut out the labels, remove the backing and adhere to the front of your containers.

As in some of my more recent blog posts, my friend, Bambi, graciously “modeled” this coffee scrub for me. In addition to helping me out with my own projects, Bambi also makes and sells her own beaded jewelry in her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios. She also makes and sells the beaded rings you can see on her middle finger in the top most photograph within this post.

This cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices, while moisturizing skin with cocoa and mango butters. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub hearts smell amazing! Plus they're perfect for DIY Valentine's day gifts!

In addition, if you like my moisturizing coffee scrub recipe with mango butter, then you may also like these other soap and skin care recipes for making your own caffeinated melt and pour soapcardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub (pictured), homemade cold process coffee soap, coffee & bourbon vanilla handmilled soap, natural coffee under eye cream, and homemade coffee flavored lip balm. For more of my bath and body recipes that also have free printable product labels, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

Simple Traditions Homemade Vegan Exfoliating Coffee Scrub

Don’t have time to make your homemade coffee scrubs? You can buy them instead! Some of my favorite homemade coffee scrubs on include Simple Traditions’ Exfoliating Coffee Scrub (pictured), Wild Appalachian’s Exfoliating Coffee Scrub, Urban Soapsmith’s Java Head Coffee Butter Sugar Scrub, Symbolic Import’s Coffee Sugar Scrub Cubes and Skin By Pure’s Organic Coffee Body Scrub crafted with non-comedogenic hemp seed, rosehip seed and jojoba oils.

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