Coffee lovers can partake in a variety of methods to utilize their favorite coffee into beverages, food, beauty regimens, and also body coffee soaps. Coffee on the skin does wonders as it’s loaded with antioxidants and it’s known to tighten the skin as an anti-cellulite. Therefore, making a three-ingredient coffee soap bar is a brilliant idea for skin-tightening properties.
Melt-and-pour soap can be bought online which you can choose between glycerin, oatmeal, shea butter or olive oil bases. Actually, the possibilities are endless but if you are new to soap-making, start with a glycerin base which is easy to work with.
For this recipe, goat’s milk glycerin soap will be used. Goat’s milk is renowned for it’s richness in protein, vitamins, minerals and natural moisturizers. More importantly, it contains no harsh chemicals like most big-brand soaps. Many people prefer the gentleness of goat’s milk, especially for those who have sensitive skin or eczema.
Large glass bowl
Knife or soap cutter
Spoon or stir stick
1 lb Melt-and-pour soap
1 cup of brewed Marley coffee
Coffee Essential oil (fragrance)
#1 Dice melt and pour base into small cubes. Place in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 15-second intervals, mixing the base in between until melted. This shouldn’t take no more than 60 seconds total. Another option is to use a double boiler on the stove to melt soap (this is the option I used).
#2 Add the brewed coffee to the melted soap. Sprinkle in pinches of coffee grinds for texture.
#3 Slowly stir in approximately 4 drops of the coffee essential oil. If using a different essential oil, follow it’s recommend amount to use per ounce of soap.
#4 Pour the mixture into the soap molds filling it to the top. You can add more crumbles of coffee grinds or crushed coffee beans on top to add texture. (Tip: Spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles.)
#5 Allow the soap to sit and harden for 3 hours or more.
#6 Once dry, remove soap from mold try and enjoy using in the shower.
After you are comfortable with soap-making, you can get creative and add layers to the soap with different textures, color swirls, and essential oil fragrances. Making these soap bars in bulk is also a good idea for gifting.
Tags: coffee, soap
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