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.
Check out my homemade orange blossom face wash and honey oatmeal soap with pink clay
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.
Homemade coffee soaps makes a great gift for coffee lovers too!
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Ingredients and Supplies for this Melt and Pour Coffee 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! I love to add orange essential oil when I make this recipe! 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 Mold
- Bowl to melt your soap base in
- Scale to weigh the soap base
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:
If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other homemade toiletries on the blog!
- Handmade Gingerbread Whipped Body Lotion
- Homemade Honey Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
- DIY Strawberry Lip Balm
- Homemade Orange Blossom Face Wash
- Handmade Orange Lip Balm
I hope you love this homemade coffee soap recipe! If you make it, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like it!
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This looks so fun to make! Your photography looks stunning too!! I could eat the soap almost..lol!!
Mmm this looks amazing, I love the smell of coffee! I’ve never made melt and pour soap before but I’ve always wanted to try. Thank you!!
This coffee soap looks beautiful and I’m sure smells absolutely amazing! What a great idea!
I feel like I can smell this already! And it’s a bonus that it’s just so pretty too! Love that you included honey!
Just a quick question for clarification! The pink soap is 1lb for 8 bars. This recipe is 2lb for 8 bars. Just double checking that both are correct so I order the correct amount
Hi Ariel! I just checked and the pink soap says it makes 5 bars and that should be correct.
Thank you my dyslexia kicks in again
Does either the honey or coffee grounds get moldy or stinky after awhile? I want to start making my own soaps for my family as well as some to sell, but am concerned about the longevity of food items in my soaps. Do the preservatives in the soap base help preserve the food in the soap as well? Thank you so much for info and the recipe! I can’t wait to try it!!
Hi Briana! I’ve been using both types of soaps for months and months and no signs of mold or bad smells!
there’s not much goat milk in that suggested soap base? palm oil is #2 and terrible for the environment. Might be the cheaper option but doesn’t seem to be the best
Anytime I share links to expensive products, I get a lot of push back in comments. But thank you for making me aware. I’ll look for a better product to link to.