Here's a really easy coffee & almond oil homemade soap to make over the weekend. The formula contains freshly ground coffee that helps exfoliate dull, dry skin, and a sprinkling of almond oil to provide nourishment where you need it. Our recipe makes a few bars, so keep a few for yourself and gift the rest. Below, how to make melt-and-pour coffee homemade soap.
Exfolating Coffee & Almond Oil Homemade Soap
Tools & Ingredients (for 12 soaps)
- 500 grams Goat Milk Soap Base
- A large kitchen knife
- 1 tbsp freshly ground coffee
- 1 tsp almond oil
- 1 tsp vanilla fragrance (optional)
- Microwaveable glass vessel
- Rubbing alcohol spray
- Soap moulds
How to Make It
Step 1Cut the Soapy Twist Goat Milk homemade soap base into icecube-sized squares with a large knife.
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Step 2In a glass vessel, microwave 500 grams of the freshly-cut cubes at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval till the homemade soap solution's melted. Alternatively, use a steel pan on very low heat, or use a double boiler (you can refer to step 1 of this article to find out how to set up a double boiler at home.) You don't want to overheat the soap base, since that will burn it.
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Step 3Now, stir in 1 tbsp freshly ground coffee, 1 tsp almond oil and 1 tsp vanilla fragrance (optional - you can go without it) into your homemade soap solution. You can grind your coffee beans with a mortar & pestle, or a rolling pin.
Step 4Pour your homemade soap mixture into soap moulds and let it set for a few hours. While it's setting, spray it with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubble formation.
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Step 5Your homemade soap is ready - pop it out of the moulds and remember to store it in airtight containers.