This homemade soap recipe is made by rebatching or handmilling unscented cold process soap and then adding additional ingredients to give its skin conditioning properties a boost. In lieu of using water in this handmilled soap recipe, I chose instead to use a strong brewed espresso coffee and then combined it with a bourbon vanilla fragrance oil making it a wonderful unisex scent choice for both men and women. Plus, shea and cocoa butters give dry skin that extra bit of love.
This homemade soap recipe is simple to make and the resulting handmilled soaps serve as lovely homemade gifts or DIY wedding favors any time of year. Dad is sure to love these as homemade Father’s Day gifts too!
Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe
24 oz. unscented cold process soap, grated (Make it!)
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. cocoa butter
2.5 oz. strong brew espresso coffee
1 oz. fractionated coconut oil (or other carrier oil)
.85 oz. bourbon vanilla fragrance oil
Weigh out the espresso coffee, shea butter, cocoa butter and fractionated coconut oil and combine with the grated soap in a stainless steel pot.
Place the pot on the stove over medium heat until the shea and cocoa butters have melted, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and continue to stir until the soap looks like it has melted. Stir in the fragrance oil until fully incorporated then remove from heat.
Spoon the soap evenly into each of the six cavities of a Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold.
Once soaps have hardened completely, carefully push each soap bar out of the mold and then set aside to allow excess water to evaporate. This could take several days to a week or more depending on your humidity levels. Then wrap and label as desired.
You may also want to try out these other homemade soap recipes for making handmilled soaps: Men’s Seriously Sexy Homemade Soap Recipe, Natural Handmilled Rosehip Homemade Facial Soap Recipe, Natural Handmilled Lavender & Sea Salt Homemade Soap Recipe, Handmilled Heart Shaped Soap Recipe for Valentine’s Day, and my Homemade Shaving Soap in a Mug Recipe. Or use this same round mold to create your own DIY Melt and Pour Loofah Soaps!