Coffee melt and pour soap is a perfect easy recipe for beginners. It only takes a few special ingredients to make a big batch of healthy, moisturizing soap that’s free of any harmful chemicals. These bars of soap are so quick to make, you’ll never want to bother with store bought again!
I tell you what, making useful things from scratch really makes you feel like you’re “winning” at homemaking. Being able to completely swap out something homemade for something store-bought is one step closer to being a homesteader, right? At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Its just plain satisfying.
One of the main reasons why I started making my own soap for my family was to avoid any harsh chemicals that you might find in store-bought and save some money. My girls and I were making gift baskets for their teachers last Christmas filled with useful things they had made themselves. We decided to try out soap making and we were hooked!
This coffee melt and pour soap recipe is so easy to make, you’ll only need to buy a couple of ingredients and supplies to make a batch that could last you several months. Its also a really quick process! Believe it or not your soap will be ready to use in less than a day.
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Ingredients and Supplies for this Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
- Goats Milk Soap Base – goats milk is rich in fatty acids that helps promote healthy skin and lock in moisture.
- Raw Honey – raw honey is full of antioxidants that help repair skin damage. It also helps your skin retain moisture.
- Used Coffee Grounds – used coffee grounds will make the soap smell like coffee without being too grainy. They won’t sink to the bottom as much as fresh ground coffee will.
- Vanilla Extract – vanilla extract really brings this soap to the next level and makes it smell like a latte. Mmmmmm!
- Essential Oils (optional) – essential oils aren’t essential for this recipe (sorry, pun intended) But they do make this coffee soap smell more delicious! This is the brand I use for projects like this since it smells nice and strong and is very affordable!
Hobby Lobby has the goats milk soap base for the best price. Just watch for their soap making supply sales!
- soap molds
- bowl to melt your soap base in
What is Coffee Soap Good For?
Coffee soap is great for people who suffer from dry and itchy skin. It is also safe for kids to use.
Can You Use Coffee Grounds in Melt and Pour Soap Recipes?
Yes! Coffee grounds should be used to make coffee first so that they soap won’t be as grainy. Simply remove the used grounds from your coffee filter and pat dry on a paper towel.
When making a melt and pour soap, add the coffee grounds after the soap base has had a chance to cool slightly. As the soap base cools, it will get a bit thicker, keeping the grounds from all sinking to the bottom as much as they would in a hotter, runnier soap.
How Much Coffee Grounds For Melt and Pour Soap?
When using coffee grounds that have already been used to make coffee, you need 1/4 cup of grounds per pound of soap base.
Can You Mix Honey In Melt and Pour Soap?
Raw honey contains antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin as well as deep moisturizing properties. Raw honey from bees is also proven to be both anti-fungal and anti-viral making it an excellent ingredient in melt and pour soaps. Using honey in homemade soaps doesn’t make them sticky in any way.
What Essential Oils Work Well In Coffee Soap Recipe?
How To Make This Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
Prep – Pat the coffee grounds dry with paper towels to get any excess moisture out of them.
Melt – Cut the soap base into about 1″ cubes and melt it in a bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between times, till it’s completely melted.
Stir – Whisk in the coffee grounds, vanilla and honey. If you’re using essential oils, add them now too. Letting the soap base mixture cool slightly will help keep the coffee grounds from sinking to the bottom of each soap.
Pour the Mixture into the Soap Molds – Next, carefully pour your soap mixture into the molds, all the way to the top.
Harden – Then, let the bars of soap completely harden for at least 2 hours. After they’ve hardened, you can simply pop them out of the molds.
Cool Slightly – Add the coffee grounds after the soap base has had a chance to cool slightly. As the soap base cools, it will get a bit thicker, keeping the grounds from all sinking to the bottom as much as they would in a hotter, runnier soap.
Variations – Try different essential oils in your coffee soap to add interest and a more delicious smell.
To Store – Use them right away or store them for later in a dry place.
Gifting – These bars of soap make great additions to gift baskets at Mother’s Day, and Christmas!
More Homemade Ideas:
- Handmade Gingerbread Whipped Body Lotion
- Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap – With Pink Clay
- DIY Strawberry Lip Balm
- Homemade Orange Blossom Face Wash
- Handmade Orange Lip Balm
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