I love coffee….. the smell, mmmm the taste the way it gets me going in the morning! I have also heard that caffeine  helps with *cellulite*

Obviously this lotion wont get rid of cellulite but team it with a healthy diet, 2 litres plus of water a day and exercise, it may help, who knows. It’s worth a try isn’t it? Worst case scenario you will want to lick your arm or even worse eat it from time to time :)

Research suggests that caffeine cannot be absorbed through your skin if it’s found in soap check out this DIY Cafe Au Lait Recipe  A caffeinated lotion is a different story as you are rubbing it on your skin not washing it off. So you can probably expect a little pick me up from the use of this product. However, if you’re  caffeine sensitive or “off ” the caffeine for any reason, swap regular coffee for a decaffeinated coffee in your recipe.

You Will Need

Emulsifying Wax

Almond Oil

Coconut Oil

Sunflower Oil

1/2 cup Strongly Brewed Coffee ( use beans not instant that way you can use the left over grounds as a DIY Coffee Body Scrub just add olive oil and voila Coffee Body Scrub )

Essential Oils ( 60 drops per 100ml maximum )  grapefruit essential oil helps to boost digestion, benefits the immune system by helping to clear the lymphatic system, helps with skin problems, and can be used for muscle stiffness, water retention and for bolstering the nervous system. It is also photo toxic and can irritate the skin if exposed to strong sunlight after application so NO sunbaking!!

2-3 Vitamin E Capsules

Glass Jar

Mixing Spoon


I found this recipe via momphotographer  pop over and check out her page for the step by step tutorial complete with pictures.


*According to Esthetician Jennifer Tanner from CancerLynx.com, when coffee is applied topically it redistributes fat cells and helps to prevent cellulite from forming. She goes on to say that it helps to get rid of varicose veins by shrinking and tightening your blood vessels*


*** photo property of MomPhotographer***

By Nellie Lee Luhrmann


5 Comments so far

  1. Kim on January 4, 2012 11:17 pm

    So happy to learn coffee in soap is not absorbed since I used some late this afternoon.
    I am excited about this lotion recipe. I love all things coffee & now I can make my own. I have to be careful to not apply lotion that contains coffee in the afternoon, it does keep me up! And I’m not that sensitive to caffeine.

  2. Maggie Ghanem on January 5, 2012 7:52 am

    This is a great recipe. There is also a receipe online using coffee grinds as natural Exfoliation

    Maggie Ghanem
    Formulator Sample Shop

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  4. Mom Photographer on January 6, 2012 1:08 am

    Thanks for the feature! Appreciate :)

  5. Jane on June 4, 2014 10:44 am

    how much of these ingredients do I put.

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