How to make a Mocha Body Butter - Beginners Formula and Recipe

A beautifully naturally scented body butter using the fragrance from the butters to produce a delicate coffee chocolate scent.

Coffee butter is super hydrating and lubricating giving your body butter a luxurious feel.

Arrowroot powder works as a humectant, aiding the skin in retaining moisture and absorption of the hydrating ingredients.

It’s most definitely a love/hate formula both for how solid it is, the heavier nature of it being anhydrous and of course the strong scent, but I love it and I wanted to show how creative you can be with using different butters.

This is an anhyrdrous formula, meaning that you do not need a preservative.  We’d advise a shelf life of 6-12 months, but you can do your own testing.  This may change depending on oil choice.

Anhydrous body butters have a different feel to emulsified ones. They will feel more oily on the skin initially and maybe a little heavier.  They are however, very easy for beginners.  The provide a lot of opportunity to get creative and learn about the benefits of different ingredients.

Remember that you need to stability test and obtain a CPSR before gifting or selling your finished products.

You’ll need:

  • Scales
  • Bowl
  • Stirring rods
  • Small dishes or beakers for ingredients
  • PET pots or jars
  • PPE – Gloves, mask, apron, hairnet


Phase A

  • 15% Coffee Butter – An emollient rich is caffeine and Vitamin B-3. It is thought to have skin calming and anti-aging effects as well as reduce inflammation and dark circles.  It has a strong coffee scent.
  • 44% Cocoa Butter – A humectant, Occulusive and emollient that is full of antioxidants, moisturizes and is thought to have healing properties. Use deodorized if you do not like the strong chocolatey scent.
  • 19% Sweet Almond Oil - humectant and emollient – Smooths the skin, helps it to retain moisture, can act an anti-inflammatory. Skin conditioning. Easily absorbed without leaving a greasy feel.
  • 15% Jojoba Oil – An emollient that’s moisturizing that absorbs well. It soothes the skins and has antibacterial properties. It also enhances the skins natural glow.
  • 1% Cetyl Alcohol - A fatty alcohol that functions as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener.  It improved the texture of the product to give it a more luxurious feel on the skin. Helps to keep the skin plumped and moisturized.  Do not confuse with normal alcohols, fatty alcohols are very different and have many amazing benefits in skincare products.

Phase B

  • 5% Arrowroot powder – Thickener and texturiser. Arrowroot powder aids in the absorbent effect of the product. It also helps to create an end product that is non-sticky and non-greasy.  It also contains beneficial vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B6, iron, zinc, and potassium.

Phase C


Recipe for a 200g batch

  • 88g Cocoa Butter
  • 38g Sweet Almond Oil
  • 30g Jojoba Oil
  • 30g Coffee Butter
  • 10g Arrowroot powder
  • 2g Cetyl Alcohol
  • 2g Vitamin e (Tocopherol 70%

  • First adhere to GMP and clean down your workspace and equipment.
  • Weigh out all your ingredients ready in small dishes or beakers.
  • Add your oils, butters and Cetyl Alcohol to a bowl and heat in a Bane Marie or double boiler.
  • Once fully melted, mix together thoroughly and cool – you can use a dedicated fridge or freezer to do this faster.
  • Once cooled, whip with a dedicated hand mixer or kitchen aid
  • Add the vitamin e and mix until incorporated.
  • Add your arrowroot powder and whip until incorporated.
  • You can now either pipe or spoon into jars.

To use, apply to your body and massage in to hydrate.


  • You can add colour in phase C if you wish via fluorescent pigments or mica.
  • The coffee butter and cocoa butter are intended to provide the scent for this product, but if you wish to add in another complimentary fragrance then do so in phase B.

Disclaimer: These formulas and recipes are experiments created for the purpose of sharing on Patreon and YouTube. Revega does not make any claims as to their qualifications or the efficacy of the the formulations which are listed here for entertainment purposes and accepts no responsibility for how you use these. We are self taught and offer these videos from our years of knowledge and experience in making our own cosmetic products.

Remember that if you intend to use one of these formulations for your own product range, do your own research, experiments, adjustments and tests before using, gifting or selling.


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