How You Can Use Coffee Flower Infused Jojoba Wax

by Andrea Butje on August 14, 2013

Coffee flower infused jojobaThe distillers I work with in South Africa produce a very unique infused oil: Coffee Flower Infused Jojoba.

Can you imagine the smell of coffee flower infused jojoba? If not, let me tell you–it’s amazing!

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The jojoba wax (pronounced ho-ho-bah) is pressed from the jojoba seeds (Simmondsia chinensis). The seeds from the woody bush produce significant amounts of liquid wax esters similar to the natural nourishing esters produced by human sebaceous glands.

The coffee flower comes from the coffee tree. The flower has an exquisite, delicate, sweet floral aroma reminiscent of jasmine flowers.

The coffee tree grows wild in the Madagascar jungle, where the flower is hand picked.  The flowers only bloom in September each year.

Coffee flowers

Once harvested, the coffee flowers are soaked in jojoba and held at a low heat of 104 °F (40 °C) for 3–4 weeks (for comparison, boiling is 212 °F). The flowers are frequently stirred, and the scent slowly absorbs into the jojoba. After 3–4 weeks, the flowers are removed from the jojoba. The resulting oil smells simply divine!

Coffee flower in jojoba maceration

The coffee infused jojoba can be used as a carrier oil for essential oils. I use it as a base for natural solid perfumes by melting the jojoba with beeswax and adding essential oils.

Click this link for a solid perfume recipe using vanilla infused jojoba. The coffee jojoba can replace the vanilla jojoba in the exact same quantity.

Purchase coffee flower jojoba from Aromatics International

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samantha jennings March 2, 2016 at 10:36 am
Andrea Butje March 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Thanks Samantha!!


Melinda Dalby-Trammell March 1, 2016 at 7:33 pm

HI Andrea,
Where can I purchase quality coffee flower infused jojoba?
I am new to DO and really enjoy your tutorials and website!
Thand you so much for sharing your knowledge!


Andrea Butje March 2, 2016 at 9:40 am

Hi Melinda – welcome to the world of aromatherapy! I buy my coffee flower infused jojoba from Aromatics International: 🙂


Ruth March 1, 2016 at 9:31 am

I must have missed something along the way. What is the “I need sleep now aromastick”? Sounds wonderful! Thank you, Andrea.


Andrea Butje March 1, 2016 at 10:09 am

Hi Ruth – since the comment about the I Need Sleep Now blend is from 2013, I can’t remember what the blend was 🙂 I do have a ton of sleep recipes on the blog though:


weldejeworgis March 1, 2016 at 7:34 am

i was grasped good information


Andrea Butje March 1, 2016 at 10:06 am

Thank you!


Lisa August 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Sounds amazing but can you explain the benefits or uses for using the infused oil? Thanks!


Andrea Butje August 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I use it purely for the incredible aroma, as a perfume base or for essential oils blends. The properties of the jojoba are intact (very nourishing to the skin) and the coffee flower adds an incredible aroma that is calming and soothing.


Little Feather Gruwell August 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Your I Need Sleep Now aromastick is wonderful. I have made them for several people (myself included) and all the feedback is very positive!


Andrea Butje August 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Thanks so much for the feedback, I have also had great results with people! 🙂


Stephanie Ghostkeeper August 14, 2013 at 7:19 am

This sounds absolutely amazing! I love to smell and create with new things. Is it available year-round?


Yolanda August 14, 2013 at 7:14 am

I love using the infused jojoba oil. I learned so much about it from your class. It is a great addition!! As always, thanks for sharing.


Andrea Butje August 14, 2013 at 7:19 am

Thanks Yolanda! More infused oils to come this week in class! 🙂


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