Coffee Butter Cold Process Soap 1

I love the smell of coffee. I will go read at the local coffee shops just so I can be immersed in the odor. I love using our coffee butter on my skin for that reason. I smell like a coffee shop. 😉 Now, I have had a few requests to make a soap with our coffee butter to see if the scent will survive the saponification process. I must admit, my curiosity was caught. Would that delicious odor stay in the soap or would it disappear like the odor of the Virgin Coconut Oil. Let’s cross our fingers and hope for the best. Come join me in the test kitchen for this experiment.When I unveiled this soap in preparation to cut it, I was rather surprised at how light in color it was. When I think of coffee, I think of something dark in color. This soap was not. I picked up the soap and smelled it. It does smell like coffee! While it is not potent like a coffee shop, it does smell like coffee and perhaps a hint of milk. Yummy! I would like to make this soap again, but next time using coffee as my liquid. Won’t that be fun? 

Collect Needed Items:

Coconut Oil
Coffee Butter
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Microwave Safe Container
Immersion Blender



Recipe in Ounces
4 ounces Coconut Oil
4 ounces Coffee Butter
8 ounces Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
2.2 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
6 ounces Water
Recipe in Grams
113 grams Coconut Oil
113 grams Coffee Butter
227 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
63.5 grams Sodium Hydroxide
170 grams Water
Recipe in Percentages
25% Coconut Oil
25% Coffee Butter
50% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Q.S. Sodium Hydroxide
Q.S. Water

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. While those are heating, weigh the water and lye and stir together. Allow the solution to cool. Pour the lye solution into the liquid oils. Using the immersion blender, mix until a light trace is reached. Pour the soap into a mold. Allow to sit for 24 hours before cutting. Cut the soap and allow to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!


Finished Soap

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melting Oils

Adding Lye Solution

Soap reaching a light trace

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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  • Amber

    Hi Taylor,

    I am happy you did this because I just ordered some coffee butter and want to use it in a cp soap recipe..I was wondering how the scent would hold up. This answers my question! 🙂

    Thank you!

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