by Rustic Escentuals
I love coffee! I love to drink it, I love the scent, I love the waking up feeling! What could be better than a coffee scented soap?? It’s going to be a good day.
Skills: Mixing colors and using exfoliants
coffee and soap – brilliance!
Supplies for making soap and equipment needed:
Microwave safe glass container
Sharp knife to cut soap into cubes
Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
Butter knife for stirring soap
Cool Coffee Beans Silicone mold (8 cavities, 1.25″ x 2″; mold holds 7 ounces)
Ultra Clear Melt & Pour soap base
Butter Rum Cappuccino Fragrance Oil or Coffee House Fragrance Oil
Gel Soap Colors in Lemon Yellow, True Red, and Bright Blue
Ground Coffee Beans (approximately 1 Teaspoon)
gather your basic supplies
as well as your mold, colorants, mold
Step 1: Cut up approximately 8 ounces of Ultra Clear Melt & Pour soap base into small cubes using a sharp knife.
Step 2: Using a microwave safe container, melt the soap base in a microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat if necessary. Do not burn or boil, this will result in a poor quality rubbery soap. If there are any small chunks of soap left, stir slowly; the heat of the soap will melt these small chunks. TIP: I am melting a little extra to take into account that some of the soap will stick to the container.
Step 3: To make a coffee brown color we will be using Gel Soap Colorants in True Red, Lemon Yellow and Bright Blue (you can replace the True Red and Yellow with an Orange if you have it). Use 4 drop of True Red, 4 drop of Lemon yellow and 1 drop of Bright Blue. Stir thoroughly to mix the colors together.
4 drops of true red
4 drops of lemon yellow
1 drop of bright blue
voila! coffee brown color!
Step 4: Using a disposable pipette, add 4 ml of Butter Rum Cappuccino Fragrance Oil.
add 4ml of desired fragrance oil
Step 5: Using a measuring spoon, add 1 teaspoon of ground coffee to use as an exfoliant. Stir slowly.
use a measuring spoon
add 1 teaspoon of ground coffee
stir slowly to combine
Step 6: Using the Cool Coffee Beans Silicone Mold, pour the melted soap slowly into each cavity. Spritz the soap with alcohol to remove any bubbles.
pour melted soap slowly into each cavity
Step 7: Wait 45 minutes to 1 hour for the soap to completely harden.
wait an hour for the soap to completely harden
Step 8: It’s super easy to remove soap from a silicone soap mold, turn it over carefully and slowly press the bottom of the cavity to release each soap. Admire your hard work and breathe in the scent of Buttered Rum Cappuccino!
If you’re new to adding exfoliants/additions to soap, check out the Exfoliating Massage Bar Tutorial for a great “how-to.”
exfoliating coffee bean soap scented with coffee fragrance oil