- 1 cup glycerin melt and pour soap (non-suspension formula)
- 1 tablespoon Imperial Sugar Turbinado
- 1 tablespoon ground coffee
- Soap molds (silicon molds release best)
- Ground coffee gives this homemade soap a light coffee scent, so you don’t need to add any fragrances into the mix. However, if you are looking a little extra “something” you could add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of peppermint or vanilla essential oil. Please note that peppermint has a cooling effect so it should not be used on sensitive areas.
- We used a non-suspension glycerin soap base for this recipe so that the layers would be more visible; however you can use any type of soap base you wish. A shea butter or goat’s milk soap base will create lightly chocolate colored bars and a suspension glycerin soap base will spread the turbinado and coffee grounds evenly throughout the bar.
- Glycerin soap will show fingerprints, so if presenting as a gift, try not to handle frequently before wrapping.
- Glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture. In humid environments this moisture can form water droplets, and over time, will develop a film. The film can be removed with water, but to prevent it from occurring, tightly wrap glycerin soaps in plastic film wrap to prevent moisture from getting in.
- Please note that coffee can stain your grout in the shower, so store this Homemade Sweet Coffee Soap in a soap dish or container.
- Cut melt-and-pour soap into cubes and place in glass measuring cup.
- Place in microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir and repeat for 10 second intervals until completely melted.
- Let cool slightly for about one minute.
- Stir in coffee grounds until well-distributed.
- Stir in turbinado. (The larger sugar crystals will not dissolve.)
- Carefully pour soap mixture into molds stopping at halfway full. Because the turbinado settles in the bottom of the measuring cup, you’ll want to ensure that the thicker soap/sugar mixture is evenly distributed between the soap molds. Pour the remaining soap mixture evenly between soap molds, filling to top of mold.
- If bubbles appear on top of soap, gently spritz with alcohol to pop them.
- Let soap sit in a stable location for at least 6 hours. To extract soap from molds, gently push on the bottom of the mold until soap is released.