Since my days have been switched around lately for my new work schedule, I’ve discovered just why my boyfriend loves Starbucks so much. Coffee definitely gets you through many a rough morning and makes the day easier. While I prefer my caffeine in the form a mocha or chai latte or even a cup of Earl Grey loose leaf tea or Diet Mountain Dew, I see the appeal of just plain old coffee. Mine just have to have flavors. So I was pretty psyched find this recipe for Homemade Coffee Body Lotion
|Homemade Coffee Body Lotion from One Mom’s World Reflected in Photographs|
While research suggests that caffeine can’t be absorbed through your skin if it’s found in soap
, a caffeinated lotion is a different story
. So you can probably expect a little pick me up from the use of this product. It’s also suggested that caffeine can reduce hair growth suppression caused by testosterone. However, if you’re vying away from caffeine for any reason, simply use a decaffeinated coffee in your recipe.
The Coffee Lotion Recipe
from One Mom’s World Reflected in Photographs Blog
calls for 1 1/2 cups of real coffee – your favorite of course! The author used Hazelnut Cream Coffee for her handmade coffee body lotion. She then scents the body lotion with essential oils of her choice. However, if you happen to be a ridiculously huge coffee fan, you can also add a bit of coffee scented fragrance oil. Just be sure to refer to manufacturer guidelines of any fragrance oil you choose to see what the maximums are for using in lotions. These can vary wildly from .2% – 2% depending on the fragrance. I’m partial to the Coffee Mocha Fragrance
myself as it smells like Starbuck’s blend of chocolate, vanilla and coffee.
For the rest of this recipe you just need some emulsifying wax, a carrier oil like olive or almond or even coconut oil
, and a little Vitamin E! It’s not difficult to make and wildly scrumptious on your skin. If you’re looking for organic ingredients for your recipe, be sure to check out Mountain Rose Herbs
. In the meantime, you can view the full diy for making your own coffee body lotion here