Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bars

Who has two thumbs and hates a heatwave? ALL OF US! The heat at the moment is unbearable and it causes profuse sweating on our face, which attracts pollutants in the air, germs, and other horrible microscopic things just like a magnet. The dirt and grime clog our pores which means… you guessed… acne for a longer period of time. Ugh, none of us want that!

Thankfully, Nature’s Flavors is here to save your day from boredom and pimples with these Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bars recipe we just made! 

They’re made from natural and organic ingredients, and they’re amazing for your skin. 

Here are the many benefits of coffee beans for your skincare:

Coffee is full of antioxidants, polyphenols, stimulants, and chlorogenic acids (the caffeine). Antioxidants protect your skin by reducing pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles to help keep you looking younger and radiant. Polyphenols can act as a sunscreen and protect your skin from UV rays. These two ingredients combined will exfoliate your skin, serve as an acne treatment, and protect you from UV rays (please continue to wear sunscreen; the intake of polyphenols will not replace sunscreen).

LET’S MAKE SOME LOTION BARS!

Start by setting the stove or hot plate to a low heat and place the bowl on the appliance (the bowl should be empty). In separate small bowls, put the beeswax and cocoa butter in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Pour the beeswax and cocoa butter into the medium bowl on the appliance. Add the sunflower oil, vanilla fragrance oil, and golden jojoba oil. The liquid in the bowl will look a dark yellow.

Use a spoon to stir and mix all of the ingredients together. The liquid should be ready after a couple of minutes.

Use a towel or mitten to carefully remove the bowl from the appliance. Pour the liquid into the silicone molds. Fill a quarter of the molds and put in as many coffee beans as you would like. Place the silicone molds in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to cool them off. This is the first layer of the lotion bars.

After the 10 minutes, take the molds out of the refrigerator. Pour the rest of the liquid into the molds and add more coffee beans. Put the molds back into the refrigerator and wait 1 hour.

Take the molds out of the refrigerator and voilà! You just made yourself some DIY Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bars!


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Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bars

This nourishing Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bar will have your skin feeling baby soft! It not only nourishes but the coffee beans help exfoliate too! 
Prep Time30 mins
Passive Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Keyword: all natural, bar, beans, beeswax, butter, clean, cocoa, coffee, diy, exfoliate, exfoliating, fresh, grounds, hyrdating, lotion, natural, oil, organic, scrub, skin, skincare, sunflower, whole
Yield: 6 lotion bars

Equipment

  • Glass/Stainless Steel Bowl (Medium)
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Silicone Molds
  • Stove or Hot Plate

Materials

Instructions

  • Place the beeswax, sunflower oil, cocoa butter, and the vanilla fragrance oil in a bowl. 
  • Place the bowl on a hot plate or stove and set it to a low heat.
  • Mix until all of your ingredients are well combined.
  • Next, fill your silicone molds about a quarter of the way and add some coffee beans. You'll have to allow it to set before you add more of your mixture in. We want to avoid your coffee beans from floating to the top. 
  • Once each mold is ¼ filled, place them in the fridge for 10 minutes. Continue to heat the bowl with the remaining mixture on low.
  • After the 10 minutes, remove the silicone molds from the refrigerator and finish filling each mold with the remaining mixture and coffee beans. Then, place them back in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Once your lotion bars have set, pop them out and moisturize! We hope you enjoyed!

Notes

  • You can swap out the vanilla fragrance oil for any fragrance oil you’d like! Find more fragrance oils here!
  • Our fragrances are natural or organic, and because of that their scent won’t be as strong as synthetic fragrances. Synthetic fragrances include harsh chemicals that can negatively affect your skin. If the fragrance isn’t strong enough, feel free to add more. 
  • Store your lotion bars in a cool place to keep them from melting. 

Lemon Buttermilk Cake

We were determined to make a delicious Lemon Buttermilk Cake and we did it! We used our Pure Organic Lemon Flavor Extract for this recipe and we absolutely love it!

Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Ingredients

Lemon Cake

Lemon Frosting

Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Directions

Lemon Cake

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°.
  2. Prepare two baking pans with non-stick cooking spray. We used two different sizes for our baking pans. We used a 9″ baking pan and a 6″ baking pan.
  3. Cut out two circles of parchment paper for the bottom of each baking pan. This will ensure that your cake does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  4. In a bowl, cream the butter and Nature’s Flavors SweetenFX sugar until they reach a fluffy consistency. We recommend beating both ingredients on ‘high’ for about 4 minutes.
  5. In a seperate bowl, combine the baking flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix so that they are all well combined. Set aside
  6. Beat in the eggs, lemon zest, Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract, Nature’s Flavors Organic Lemon Extract, oil, lemon juice, and Nature’s Flavors Organic Yellow Food Coloring into the butter/sugar mixture.
  7. Once all of the ingredients have been well combined, scrape the sides of the bowl.
  8. Slowly fold in the buttermilk and flour mixture. Alternate each and make sure you’re mixing on low.
  9. Pour the lemon cake batter evenly onto each baking pan.
  10. Bake both cakes on the middle rack of your oven for 30 minutes. Do not disturb the cakes while they are baking, we want to make sure that the cake does not droop in.
  11. Once, the center of the cakes have puffed up, do the fork test to make sure that there is no batter stuck on the fork.
  12. Allow the cakes to cool.

Lemon Frosting

  1. Beat the softened butter until it reaches a light and fluffy consistency.
  2. Mix in the buttermilk and Nature’s Flavors Organic Lemon Extract. Keep mixing until everything is well combined.
  3. Add in Nature’s Flavors Organic Sugar-free Sugar one cup at a time.

Assembly

  1. Move the larger cake onto your desired cake stand.
  2. Scoop some frosting onto the cake and using a large flat spatula, spread the frosting out evenly.
  3. Place the smaller cake on top of the first cake.
  4. Scoop more frosting onto the cake and repeat the process until your lemon cake looks pretty.
  5. Serve and enjoy this Lemon Buttermilk Cake!
Lemon Buttermilk Cake

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Healthy Banana Milk Recipe

Are you bananas about bananas? We are! Milk alternatives have gained popularity lately. In fact, we wrote an entire article about all the different types of milk alternatives. When we heard about banana milk, we were all over it! It’s nut free and dairy free so it’s perfect for those of you with allergies. It requires three ingredients and will probably take about two minutes to prepare. Let’s jump into this healthy banana milk recipe!

Banana Milk

Tools

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Freezer
  • Serving glass
Banana Milk

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Before making the banana milk, you want to make sure that the banana is frozen. This will ensure that you have cold banana milk! We recommend leaving the banana in the freezer for about an hour or so.
  2. Place the bananas, water, and Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract in a blender. Blend for one minute.
  3. We hope you enjoyed this healthy banana milk recipe!
Banana Milk

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