This DIY coffee soap recipe has a fresh brewed coffee scent and exfoliating properties. It 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.
DIY Coffee Soap
An easy melt & pour coffee soap recipe that is great for the skin and has a distinct handmade look to it. Not having to mess with lye solution makes this one of the easiest homemade soap recipes you can make.
Benefits of Coffee Soap
Coffee soap benefits are numerous. Here is why adding a coffee bar of soap to your skin care routine is worth it.
- 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 Handmade Soap Look with Melt and Pour Soap
There was a purposeful attempt to make this soap look clearly homemade. I love rustic looking natural soaps. This is how I got the look.
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.
While you can certainly keep this coffee soap recipe to the base and grounds, adding some vanilla oleoresin or coffee fragrance can add to the experience of using the exfoliating soap. The coffee fragrance oil will ensure you get that uplifting coffee smell while showering or bathing. The scent from the coffee grounds will not be strong alone.Print