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Book 3. Soap Making: Essential Guide For Absolute Beginners. 20 Homemade Organic Recipes

Chapter 11. Fragrant Coffee Soap



19 ounces double strength coffee, room temperature

8 ounces lye

21 ounces olive oil

9 ounces palm kernel oil

12 ounces coconut oil

3 ounces castor oil

6 ounces jojoba oil

9 ounces macadamia nut oil

Step 1: Add the lye to the coffee

Instead of water, for this soap, you’ll use double strength coffee. Carefully add the lye, stirring continuously. Set the mixture aside to cool.

Step 2: Mix the oils

Combine all the oils in a glass or stainless steel bowl. Heat in a microwave until the temperature reaches 90F.

Step 3: Blend

When the temperature of the coffee mixture is also 90F, pour it into the bowl with the oils. Use a stick blender to combine the mixtures.

Step 4: Molding

Once you reach trace, pour the mixture into molds and leave to harden. This will take a day or two.

Step 5: Cut into bars

Unmold the soap and cut it into bars. Leave to cure for 4 to 6 weeks. The best option is to keep the bars in a well-ventilated area.