How to Make Cocoa Butter Lotion (DIY - Recipe)


Cocoa butter is loved by all as a skin moisturizer. It's natural skin-benefiting properties combined with a luxurious fragrance make it the moisturizer of choice for people around the globe.

Apart from using cocoa butter directly on to the skin, the general population and skincare companies alike have come up with different recipes and solutions that incorporate the benefits of cocoa butter while making the application a more straightforward process.

One such product is cocoa butter lotion. Its soft and silky texture gets quickly absorbed into the skin, making its use an experience. With a plethora of options available at the drugstore or even in higher-end retailers, we suggest that you make your cocoa butter lotion. Making cocoa butter lotion at home is not only easy but also a fun little process.

Let's look at a DIY cocoa butter lotion recipe specially developed for you to enjoy homemade and natural cocoa butter lotion.

Ingredients Required

Let us look at these simple and easily available ingredients that we need to make our own homemade cocoa butter lotion.

60 gm. Organic Raw Cocoa Butter

15 gm. Pure Aloe Vera Gel

15 gm. Organic Shea Butter

40 gm. Coconut Oil

50 ml Almond Oil

5 to 10 drops Essential Oil (optional)

Tools Required

Double Boiler, Stove, Wooden Stirrer, Heat Proof Glass Bowl, Glass Jar, Heat Proof Gloves, Hand Whisk or Electric Beater

Time Needed

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Recipe Time: 40 minutes

Instructions For Homemade Cocoa Butter Lotion

  1. First and foremost, ensure that all the ingredients and tools needed are available to you and are within reach.
  2. Wear your heat-proof gloves and set the double boiler on low, medium heat.
  3. Add in all the ingredients to your double boiler with the help of a wooden stirrer. Do not add your optional essential oil at this point.
  4. On low, medium heat, keep on stirring the ingredients slightly till they are all melted and well combined.
  5. Turn off the flame and carefully pour these melted ingredients into a glass bowl.
  6. Leave the bowl out on the countertop for 10 minutes to ensure cooling. After which, put the bowl in the refrigerator for another 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, take out the glass bowl and whip the ingredients to give them a frothy and light texture. You can do this with the help of a hand whisk or an electric beater. You can add your optional essential oil at this stage.
  8. Once enough air has been incorporated into the lotion, and it has a silky spreadable texture, transfer it in a glass jar or, better yet, a lotion dispenser with a pump.
  9. Enjoy your homemade natural cocoa butter lotion for up to six months when kept at room temperature in a cool place, away from sunlight.

Note: Do not over whisk, or the lotion will split.

Benefits of Cocoa Butter Lotion

Now that you have learned to make natural cocoa butter lotion at home let's look at some of the benefits of cocoa butter lotion and how we can use it as a part of our skincare regime.

Ease of Use

With the excellent benefits of cocoa butter and its all-natural and vegan nature, individuals want to incorporate it into their skincare routine. But the texture of cocoa butter is slightly tricky to manage as a topical skincare product, especially in winters.

But with cocoa butter lotion, you not only get to experience all the benefits of natural cocoa butter, but you also get to enjoy the easy application in both summers and winters. Not only that, with our DIY cocoa butter lotion recipe you can make cocoa butter lotion with different scents as well, making it one of a kind gift for your friends and family.

Moisturizing Properties

Cocoa butter lotion is not only a rich and decadent moisturizer, but it is also known for its hydration retaining properties. The presence of vitamin E in cocoa butter lotion not only helps in immediate hydration of the skin but prevents moisture loss as well.

It repairs the skin's moisture barrier, unlike other drugstore moisturizers, to give you plump and hydrated skin all day long. You can use cocoa butter lotion not only on your face but on your whole body as well.

Especially in winters, it is recommended that you make cocoa butter lotion a part of your body care routine and use it twice daily in the morning, as well as right before bed.

Safe for Sensitive Skin

As cocoa butter lotion is made up of all-natural ingredients, as mentioned in the DIY recipe, it is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. We recommend that you do a patch test before using it on your face or body if you have a prior skin condition and make it without the essential oil.

Antioxidant Nature

Cocoa butter lotion is an antioxidant in nature. It's natural free-radical fighting property makes it the most suitable option for fighting skin damage caused by sun rays as well as pollution in the environment. Not only that, its regular use helps prevent further damage being caused to the skin from environmental factors and stress.

Apart from repairing the damage that has been caused to the skin, it also helps in regenerating skin cells and increasing cell turnover to give your skin a fresher and more renewed look.

Helps Fight Signs of Aging

The presence of vitamin K, choline, and vitamin E in cocoa butter lotion makes it suitable for fighting early signs of aging. It not only moisturizes the skin, thus preventing lines caused due to dryness, but it also helps in increasing collagen production.

Therefore, giving the skin a younger look with diminished crow's feet around the eyes and increased skin firmness. The natural ingredients present in cocoa butter lotion also help in increasing blood flow to the upper layers of the skin. This results in youthful, glowing skin that is well hydrated and plump.

Closing Remarks

Cocoa butter is a gift of nature for all skincare enthusiasts. Its all-natural nature with numerous skincare benefits makes it a top choice for organic skincare lovers. And now, with this easy DIY cocoa butter lotion recipe, not only are these beneficial properties easily accessible to you via your home's kitchen, but it is also more cost-effective in terms of price.

Just like with every DIY product or skincare item, we suggest that you do a patch test and wait for 24 hours before making cocoa butter lotion a part of your daily skincare regime.


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