Coffee Bean Butter
Our Coffee Bean Butter is produced by lightly hydrogenating cold pressed roasted coffee bean, soybean and/or sunflower oils. It has become a favorite amongst our customers, and we can certainly see why. Its rich coffee aroma, creamy latte color and smooth, buttery consistency appeal to the senses and provide instantaneous gratification.
Coffee Bean Butter is also highly moisturizing, helps to soothe and repair irritated, red and dry skin, and it helps to protect the skin from harsh weather. Coffee Bean Butter is a good choice for inclusion in anti-aging formulations. It is rich in the polyphenol Chlorogenic Acid. Chlorogenic Acid is a powerful anti-oxidant that provides free radical scavenging properties. The phytosterol (plant sterol) content of Coffee Bean Butter also gives it anti-inflammatory action and makes it a useful addition to formulations intended to ease skin redness or swelling. Coffee Bean Butter is also a wonderful ingredient to use in lip and hair care formulations.
Contemporary research has indicated that skin care products containing caffeine, a water soluble component of coffee beans, may help gradually reduce cellulite. Interestingly, some reports indicate that caffeine consumption may be contribute to the actual formation of cellulite in the first place. Because caffeine is not soluble in oil, it is not found in Coffee Bean Oil or Coffee Bean Butter.
Coffee Bean Butter is a soft butter, and can be used as is. It is about the same consistency as avocado butter, but has a creamier, more luxurious texture.
Below are several easy Coffee Bean Butter recipes. Coffee Bean Butter is emphasized in each recipe, and no more than 4 ingredients are required per recipe. Use these recipes as a basis for your own special formulations.
Coffee Bean Butter has a creamy, spreadable texture and is wonderful to use "as is." I like to keep several jars on hand so that I'm ready for those moments when I need quick gifts.
I am especially fond of packaging the butter in our PET Jars with attractive gold caps:
This recipe makes a sumptuous Coffee Bean Butter balm that has the ideal consistency for lip balm jars. The balm nourishes the lips while adding a light shine.
The Coffee Bean Butter naturally fragrances the balm, but flavor or essential oil can be added if desired. Use special caution if using essential oils in lip care applications. Dulce de Leche, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, and French Vanilla Flavor Oils are amongst those that blend wonderfully with the natural coffee aroma of the butter. Vanilla Oleoresin, Nutmeg Essential Oil or Cinnamon Essential Oil can be used sparingly to maintain an "all natural" balm.
Measure the ingredients by volume, not by weight. If desired, combine two or more vegetable oils and use your vegetable oil blend for the 2 part vegetable oil requirement. Jojoba, Watermelon Seed and Kukui Nut are amongst the cold pressed vegetable oils that we recommend for use in lip balms. For additional nourishment, include a small percentage of Vitamin E Oil as a part of your vegetable oil blend. To extend the shelf life of your balm, include 2% T-50 or T-80 Vitamin E oil in the vegetable oil blend.
The above Latte Lip Balm recipe makes a soft balm that is soft and applies well by jar. When making Lip Gloss for packaging in a lip balm tube, follow the same recipe, but use ONLY 1 part vegetable oil instead of 2 parts. This creates a more rigid product that will hold up and apply better from within the tubes.
As the lip gloss cools, a small sink hole will form in the tubes. Retain a small portion of the mixture in your double boiler to fill the sink holes (reheat it if it has solidified).
The below recipe is easy to make and combines the rich, natural aromas and differing textures of Coffee Bean and Cocoa Butters. This butter blend can be used as the basis for soothing and moisturizing massage melts, bath melts and body balms. Refer to the Packaging Ideas section for more ideas.
We recommend making a small batch so that you can test the consistency and adapt the recipe if you personally prefer a firmer or a softer butter texture. Use more cocoa butter and/or add a little beeswax for a firmer texture, and use more Coffee Bean Butter or add a little vegetable oil for a softer texture. Try pouring a small quantity or your formulation into one or two of our Silicon Mini Pinch Bowls, and allow the mixture to cool. Our Silicon Mini Pinch Bowls are a perfect way to test without wasting packaging.
Try our foil cups or tart tins for packaging bath melts. Massage melts can be packaged in our tart tins. For larger, impressive massage melt bars, you can mold them using any of our soap molds (you might need to adjust the consistency of the recipe to ensure that you can properly unmold the bar. If you have trouble, try putting the mold into the freezer for a few minutes). Our large swivel-up deodorant style containers can also be used to make a massage balm that melts upon contact with the skin.
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