Today, 05:07 PM
I've been using coconut oil as a moisturizer but decided up my moisturizing game and made some coffee and vanilla body butter. OMG, this stuff feels and smells so good. Coffee, btw, is good for your skin. I've been making my own body scrub with it (coffee, sugar, coconut oil) and my felt so toned after using it I decided to try making a moisturizer.
Here's how I made it..
equal parts cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, coffee grounds, and a few drops of vanilla extract.
In a double boiler (I sat a mason jar in a pot 1/2 full of water), add everything but the vanilla. Bring to a boil and cook until everything has melted and then turn it off and let it sit overnight. In the morning, warm it back up until it's liquid but not too hot to handle. Then pour through a fine mesh strainer to get the coffee grounds out of your oil. I did two passes through the strainer but I didn't really need to. Add your vanilla and then pour your oil into your mixing bowl and let it firm up. When it's firm whip it up.