Anyone who just loves the scent of coffee will love this coffee soap recipe, it is also great for cooks because the coffee absorbs doors like garlic and fish and the goat’s milk which makes a lovely, creamy, moisturising soap.
This recipe makes 3 1/2 pounds of soap.
- 17 oz. Coconut Oil
- 17 oz. Olive Oil
- 8 oz. Cocoa Butter
- 8 oz. Frozen Goat’s Milk (by volume)
- 8 oz. Coffee with Distilled Water (by volume) – Do not use hot coffee, cool it first.
- 6.2 oz. Lye (by volume)
- 2 oz. Vanilla Essential oil (by volume)
- 1/3 cup Coffee Grounds (by volume)
1. This is a cold process soap, so make sure you follow all safety precautions. Wear goggles, gloves, a long sleeved shirt and closed toe shoes.
2. Melt the coconut and olive oils and coconut butter together.
3. Make 8 ounces of double strength coffee using the distilled water.
4. Once the coffee has cooled, pour the lye into the coffee. Be careful not to breathe the fumes. Stir until the lye is dissolved.
5. After the lye mixture has cooled to 150 F, add it to the frozen goat’s milk and mix until it has cooled to 120 F.
6. Add the melted oils and blend with your soap-only stick mixer. Once the soap reaches trace, add in the coffee grounds and essential oil . Continue to mix until the grounds stay suspended in the soap.
7. Pour the soap into your molds and let set for 48 hours.
8. Take the soap out of the molds, cut and allow to cure for six weeks.
Find some great soap recipes in the following Amazon Kindle eBook: Beginner Soap Making: Simple Homemade Recipes