Caffeinated Body Cream

REPOSTED 11 July 2019

This recipe was originally posted on our website waaay back in June 2015. Following some recent media coverage on how caffeine powder can be highly toxic and even deadly when ingested in large doses (which it absolutely is!), we thought we’d re-share the recipe and show the reason why WE sell caffeine powder.

Please be aware, that we don’t sell caffeine powder for the purpose of ingesting or making supplements. Our products should be used externally only!

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Following on from my post about why Caffeine is so wonderful I thought I’d share the recipe for my very first attempt at incorporating powdered caffeine into a cream. I have to say it’s turned out A-MA-ZING! I’m not sure if it’s because of the caffeine powder, or because of the oils and butters, but either way it’s my new favourite body cream. It’s left my skin feeling nice and soft and smooth and best of all it’s non greasy! If you’ve never made lotion before I’d recommend you read this post first to get a general idea of lotion making.

Ingredients
(makes 200 grams)

Water Phase
124g Distilled Water
4g Glycerine
8g Caffeine powder

Oil Phase
16g Cocoa Butter 
14g Organic Coconut Oil 
20g Apricot Kernel Oil 
10g Polawax

Cool Down Phase
1g Germaben II 
2g Vanilla Creme & Cocoa Butter Fragrance

Tools & Equipment
Double boiler
Thermometer
Two heat proof mixing jugs
Scales
Stick blender
2 x Cosmetic jars

Instructions

  1. Weigh all your water phase ingredients into a heat proof container and place in the double boiler.
  2. Weigh all your oil phase ingredients into a second heat proof container and place in the double boiler.
  3. Heat the oil and water until they reach a temperature of 70C and hold for 20 minutes. This ensures any bacteria and other badies will be heated out of your mixture. During this time the caffeine powder will dissolve into the water so it becomes clear.
  4. After 20 minutes of “heat and hold” combine the oil and water phases and mix with the stick blender, pulsing gently on low for 2-3 minutes. This is the stage that your lotion is emulsifying. The lotion will be a white watery texture. This is completely normal and it will turn into a creamy lotion consistency as it cools. Once your lotion has emulsified set aside for 10 minutes or so to cool, mix with the stick blender every few minutes.
  5. Once the temperature reaches below 45C add your cool down phase ingredients and mix well.
  6. Once the cream has cooled to room temperature spoon or pipe into jars then enjoy!
$6.50$140.00

Cosmetic

Glycerine

$10.00$420.00
$4.00$300.00
$4.50$79.00
$5.50$10.00

Oils, Butters & Waxes

Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Organic

$8.50$45.00
$2.00$58.00

Oils, Butters & Waxes

Apricot Kernel Oil

$6.00$77.00

Oils, Butters & Waxes

Cocoa Butter, refined

$6.00$126.00

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