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Dark Roast Hydrating Lotion

Strong-Brewed Coffee, Macadamia Nut Oil, Pure Vanilla, and Cocoa Butter come together in this incredibly decadent and thick lotion to deeply nourish and hydrate your entire body.   The heady scent of vanilla combined with musky black coffee, rich chocolate notes of cocoa butter, and the warm nuttiness of macadamia oil make for one truly heavenly bouquet that will leave you swooning and wanting to lick your fingers.


To make Dark Roast Hydrating Lotion

When making lotion you have two ingredient categories: liquids and oils.  It is important that the volume of the liquids is exactly equal to the volume of the oils.

Equipment
  • Measuring Cup
  • Large Mason Jar
  • Pot (large enough to comfortable hold Mason Jar without letting water spill into it)
  • Immersion Blender or Regular Blender
  • Spatula

Oils
  • 1/4 cup Macadamia Nut Oil
  • 1/8 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa Butter
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Shea Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Beeswax

Liquids
  • Strong Black Coffee
  • Pure Vanilla Extract or a drop of Vanilla Essential Oil

Combine oils in measuring cup.
Note the exact volume and pour into mason jar.

Pour liquid (mostly coffee with a generous splash of vanilla) into the same measuring cup.
Measure the exact same volume of liquid as oil and add to oils in jar.

Set jar in pot and fill pot with water, level to the contents of the jar but no so high that there is any possibility of water from the pot spilling into the jar.  You are creating a sort of double boiler.

Bring water to just below boiling and stir contents of jar until they are completely melted.  Remove from double boiler.

If using a regular blender, transfer lotion.
If using an immersion blender, keep lotion in jar.
Blend one minute.

Let lotion rest 15-20 minutes then blend for one more minute.  
Continue blending for one minute, and allowing lotion sit for 15-20 minutes until the lotion has become emulsified and the oil and water have combined.  

As it cools, the lotion will thicken.  

Keep in a cool place away from sunlight.  

Enjoy gratuitously!

Note:  Dark Roast Hydrating Lotion is also available ready-made in beautiful vintage glass jars through La Abeja Herbs.  Contact Sophia Rose @ 512 . 423 . 7508 to place an order.