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DIY Vanilla Latte Coffee Lotion Bars

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What I used:

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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!

Yield: 4 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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