This DIY coffee soap recipe that smells of fresh brewed coffee is very easy to make since it utilizes a melt and pour soap base. The homemade soap is a simple craft project that produces giftable results and is perfect for soap making beginners.
An easy melt & pour coffee soap recipe that is great for the skin and has a distinct handmade look to it.
Benefits of Coffee Soap
- First of all the coffee grounds of course have a mild exfoliating effect. Sloughing of old dead skin is always a good thing for ensuring a fresh look.
- Caffeine is anti-inflammatory for the skin.
- Reduces water retention, making skin look less puffy and improves circulation (both are good for reducing the appearance of cellulite).
Getting the Look
There was a purposeful attempt to make this soap look clearly homemade. This is how I did it.
To mimic the look of handcrafted lye soap, the melt and pour soap mixture was poured into a single mold then sliced into bars. I think this gives it an appealing homemade look. The layered effect takes no effort, the coffee grounds tend to float to the top. I actually stir the soap mixture to cool it for awhile before pouring to ensure the bulk of the bar is richly saturated and a few coffee grounds run throughout the bars.
This is the exact soap mold I used.
DIY Coffee Soap Recipe
This melt and pour coffee soap couldn’t get much easier. Here is how to make this simple DIY coffee soap recipe:
- 1 pound goats milk melt and pour soap base (shea butter soap base would be OK too)
- 1/4 cup coffee grounds
- 1/4 tsp vanilla essential oil (Oleoresin) or coffee fragrance oil ***optional***
- Cut soap into smaller pieces. Place in microwave safe bowl along with coffee grounds. Microwave for 40 seconds, stir then repeat in 10-20 second intervals until soap in fully melted.
- Remove and stir until soap begins to slightly slightly thicken (add fragrance if you wish at this point and stir in). Pour into the soap mold and allow to cool fully.
- Cut into slices to create bars. The one pound cube will make 4-5 good sized coffee soap bars.