DIY Vanilla Latte Coffee Lotion Bars

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What I used:

  • 6 tbsp. cocoa butter – Get it here
  • 1 tbsp. Shea butter – Get it here
  • 1 tbsp. (coffee-infused) oil – Get it here
  • 5 drops of vanilla/benzoin essential oil
  • a handful of coffee beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)

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I melted my cocoa butter and Shea butter in a double boiler.

Take your double boiler off the heat and add 1 tablespoon of (coffee-infused) oil. I used almond oil. You can also add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil.

Using coffee-infused oil gives these coffee lotion bars extra cellulite busting power! If you want to use coffee-infused oil (I used cofee-infused almond oil), you can find a tutorial on how to infuse oils with coffee in my cellulite-busting lotion post.

In this DIY tutorial I share both a cold and hot method to infuse your oils with coffee.

Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for a nice vanilla scent. It smells amazing with the coffee beans!

Distribute the coffee beans evenly over your mold. Fill up the molds with the mixture. The coffee beans will start to float on top. I made 4 lotion bar hearts in total with this mixture.

Wait for the lotion bars to harden. If patience is not your strong suit, pop them in the fridge like I did!

How to make your own Vanilla Latte Lotion Massage Bars | DIY by The Makeup Dummy

Yield: 4 lotion bars

DIY Coffee Bean Lotion Bars

DIY Coffee Bean Lotion Bars

Learn how to make your own coffee and vanilla scented lotion massage bars with coffee beans floating on top. Use the smooth side to run across your body ad cover your skin in a thin layer of moisturizing balm. Or use the coffee beans side for an extra massage.

Active Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Materials

  • 6 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp. Shea butter
  • 1 tbsp. (coffee-infused) oil
  • 5 drops of vanilla/benzoin essential oil
  • a handful of coffee beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)

Tools

  • Double boiler
  • Flexible silicone molds

Instructions

  1. Melt the cocoa butter and Shea butter in a double boiler.
  2. Take your double boiler off the heat and add 1 tablespoon of (coffee-infused) oil. I used almond oil. You can also add 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil.
  3. Add vanilla or benzoin essential oil for a nice vanilla scent.
  4. Distribute the coffee beans evenly over your mold (this recipes makes 3 to 4 lotion bars). Fill up the molds with the mixture. The coffee beans will start to float on top.
  5. Let the lotion bars set at room temperature or covered in the fridge.

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18 Comments

  1. Marinna 17 August 2016 at 16:48

    Hi can you please share where you got the molds for these from!?

    Reply
    1. The Makeup Dummy 10 May 2018 at 12:18

      Hi Marinna, I’ve had these molds since forever, but I’ve found these heart shaped molds that look pretty similar on Amazon (affiliate).

      Reply
  2. Lianna 9 November 2016 at 18:18

    Hi,
    How did you infuse the almond oils with the coffee?

    Reply
    1. The Makeup Dummy 11 November 2016 at 22:17

      Hi Lianna, I show 2 different methods for infusing oils with coffee grounds in my DIY anti cellulite lotion tutorial!

      Reply
  3. Megan 20 November 2016 at 19:30

    Is it possible to make these using only cocoa butter and no shea butter?

    Reply
    1. The Makeup Dummy 20 November 2016 at 19:38

      Hi Megan! Yes, you can but the lotion bars will melt a little slower. You can also substitute the Shea butter with more oil, than they will melt a little faster. The choice is up to you! 🙂

      Reply
      1. Megan 20 November 2016 at 19:42

        Perfect! I will let you know how they turn out. Just tried out your glitter egg bath bombs- they are drying now. Wish me luck!

        Reply
  4. Ashleigh 4 December 2016 at 21:35

    Where’s that plate from… I love it!

    Reply
  5. Stephanie 4 August 2017 at 15:10

    How did you get the vanilla extract to bind with the oils and butters? I tried this recipe and while the massage bars themselves turned out great, all the vanilla extract sank to the bottom of the mold and left bubbles on the bottom of the bars.

    Reply
    1. The Makeup Dummy 4 August 2017 at 20:10

      Hm, I have no idea what might have happened … did you use pure vanilla extract? Mine melted together with the butters.

      Reply
    2. Erika 20 December 2017 at 00:51

      This happened to me too! Did you figure out what the culprit is? I used Simply Organic pure vanilla extract and left them overnight then put them in the fridge this morning because they still seemed soft and when I went to pop them out, vanilla dripping all over the place!! Ahh. Maybe I put too much in?

      Reply
  6. JIll 23 October 2017 at 18:41

    Where did you get the molds?

    Reply
    1. The Makeup Dummy 23 October 2017 at 18:46

      Hi Jill, I don’t remember exactly, but I’ve found a very similar mold online: http://amzn.to/2yJxWK5 (affiliate). These should give you the same result!

      Reply
  7. Grace King 6 January 2018 at 19:32

    do you need both shea butter and coconut butter?

    Reply
  8. Amy H 19 January 2018 at 14:11

    Please instruct how you infused the almond oil.

    Reply
  9. angie 1 March 2019 at 12:44

    My soap fell apart when I went to take it out of the mold. What did I do wrong?

    Reply
  10. Aly 7 July 2019 at 22:10

    Would I be able to add beeswax to this recipe?

    Reply
    1. Ina from The Makeup Dummy 12 July 2019 at 11:11

      Sure, I would add about 1 tablespoon of beeswax to this recipe. Let me know how they turn out!

      Reply

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