|Since the mornings have been a little chilly lately, I’ve been drinking a fair amount of coffee to help jump start my mornings. As I was making my morning cup of coffee, I couldn’t help but wish that I could start my mornings just a little earlier. I’ll bet you can just imagine the light bulb above my head flashing as I realized I could make a coffee soap to start my mornings instead of a drink!
Collect needed items:
Macadamia Nut Butter
Mokalata Fragrance Oil
Finely Ground Coffee Beans
Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer #2915
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 90 seconds
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Adding Finely Ground Coffee Beans and mixing well: 30 seconds
Pour into mold: 10 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
|Recipe in ounces:
8 ounces Coconut Oil
4 ounces Macadamia Nut Butter
4 ounces Olive Oil
16 ounces Palm Oil
4.58 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
12 ounces Water
0.56 ounces Mokalata Fragrance Oil
2 teaspoons Finely Ground Coffee Beans
Measure fixed oils on your scale. Warm the fixed oils on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in the microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Combine the Finely Ground Coffee Beans and Mokalata Fragrance Oil in a beaker and set aside. This will allow the beans and fragrance to combine scents.
Combine oils and lye solution. Mix until thin trace. Upon light trace, add the Finely Ground Coffee Beans and Mokalata Fragrance Oil mixture. Stir well. Pour soap into the desired mold I used a different style of the Guerrilla Mold from Dirk’s post. Allow to sit until soap is firm.
The next morning cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.
This soap does have a faint decomposition odor for the first day or so after cutting, but the odor does go away eventually as the coffee grounds dry out. The scent of this soap now is reminiscent of a Chocolate-Caramel Macchiato I will get occasionally at my favorite local coffee shop. The coffee is perfectly accented by cocoa, caramel and a titch of vanilla sugar. Yummy! My morning coffee without all the calories or expense!
Finished coffee soap.
Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.
Beginning to mix the oils and lye solution.
Fragrance and coffee mixture.