Coffee and Cocoa Soap Recipe

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This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it’s palm free!

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

Since making homemade coffee soap in 2015, I’ve been dying to make another. My homemade coffee soap recipe was, and still is, one of my most favorite homemade soap recipes of all time. This time around I also wanted to add cocoa powder for a coffee and cocoa soap recipe. At the last minute, and probably because I was craving brownies at the time, I decided to add a whole egg to this recipe as well.

In the same year I formulated my coffee soap recipe, I also made my first egg soap! Also making my list of favorite soap recipes of all time, my homemade egg soap recipe calls for two egg yolks. So I figured I’d mix it up a bit this go round and simply used an entire egg!

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

Why egg?

Well, eggs are believed to offer skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. In cold process soap, egg yolks are treated as a fat. As such they help to give egg soap a rich, thick lather. Egg whites, on the other hand, contain no fat whatsoever. However, they do contain protein which has an astringent effect on skin.

Want to make your own? Here’s how!

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

Coffee and Cocoa Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. babassu oil
1 oz. castor oil
2 oz. unrefined cocoa butter
2 oz. refined coconut oil
10 oz. olive oil
2 oz. safflower oil

6.6 oz. strong brewed coffee
2.7 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye

1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg, tempered
1 Tablespoon (60% solution) sodium lactate
1.25 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Soap Notes:

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

For my original coffee and cocoa soap recipe, as stated previously, I had not intended on using egg. As it was a last minute addition, and this recipe has a high percentage of olive oil, you may want to reduce the amount of coffee (as percentage of oil weight) to 30% (6 oz.) Definitely do this if you are preventing your soaps from going through gel phase. Otherwise you will probably need an extra day or two to unmold these cleanly. It does firm up nice once unmolding though.

In addition, if you are using a fragrance oil – I did not – definitely reduce the amount of coffee. A hot fudge brownie fragrance oil would blend nicely with this soap as would a coffee or chocolate fragrance oil. Or perhaps chocolate cappuccino or chocolate cream cupcake?

Without a fragrance oil the chocolate smell really starts to come through after about a week. It smells a little weird until then, but don’t worry. It’ll smell fantastic regardless of whether or not you choose to use a fragrance.

To make my coffee that is used in place of the water in this recipe, I brewed 4 rounded Tablespoons in just over the amount of water called for in the recipe. (As we all know, those grounds can be greedy and some of the water content stays trapped in them.) I won’t lie and say I didn’t use a mocha latte flavored coffee because I totally did. Regular coffee would work just fine though.

Also, a nice substitution for the unrefined cocoa butter in this recipe would be dark cocoa butter wafers. In this instance you could omit the cocoa powder entirely, or leave it in to make it extra chocolatey!

In addition, your egg will need to be room temperature to use in my coffee and cocoa soap recipe. So you may want to remove it from the refrigerator several hours before you intend to make this soap. You’ll also want to make your coffee ahead of time so it has time to cool to room temperature as well.

Finally, I used the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold for this recipe. But you can adapt the recipe to fit your own mold if you like.

(For information on the properties of my coffee and cocoa soap recipe as well as percentages and superfat used, simply refer to the screenshot of this recipe from SoapCalc above.)

Instructions:

Ready? Let’s get started!

You do need to be familiar with making cold process soap for this recipe. You’ll follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. If you’ve never made cold process soap before – or any kind of soap in which you’re working with lye – I strongly recommend you start with a beginner soap recipe so you get a feel for the process and know you can create a successful soap.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

You’ll begin by mixing your lye-water. Or, in this case, lye-coffee.

Measure out the amount of (room temperature) coffee needed into a heat proof container.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the coffee in a well ventilated area, stirring until the lye has dissolved completely. (You’ll want to take proper safety precautions when working with lye. Gloves and eye protection are recommended.)

Set the lye-coffee aside to cool.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

Next, use your digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter and soapmaking oils. Heat in a non-aluminum pot over medium to medium-low on the stove until your ingredients have melted completely. Alternately, you can also heat them at 50% power in your microwave in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup until the cocoa butter has melted.

Once your ingredients have melted, remove from heat and set aside.

Allow the lye-coffee and your butter-oil mixture to cool to room temperature or around 76°F.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out the sodium lactate and stir it into your lye-coffee.

Now temper your egg. To do this, remove about a cup of oil from your soapmaking oils. Whisk the entire egg (no shell, of course) into the oils.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

Using measuring spoons, measure out the unsweetened cocoa powder. Use a stick blender to incorporate the cocoa powder into the oils.

Return the oil with the egg mixed into it, to this container and mix again briefly.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

Now pour the lye-coffee into the oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach trace. Please note that my coffee and cocoa soap recipe does take a while to trace.

If you’re using a fragrance oil, add it at light trace and keep mixing until the soap batter is like a light pudding.

Pour the soap batter into all six of the mold’s cavities so each is filled. Then go back and circle any remaining soap on top of the soap you just poured.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

If desired, you can add whole coffee beans or another decorative element or soap embed to the top of each of your soaps as an accent.

Allow your soap to set up for at least 48 hours before unmolding. If your soap doesn’t seem like it’s going to come out of the mold easily – especially if it didn’t gel – you can place the mold in the freezer for about a half hour or simply wait an extra day or two. (This mold is thicker than a lot of other silicone molds and therefore it can be more difficult to push the soap out cleanly.)

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

Because it’s winter and much colder in my house right now, I got soda ash on the tops of my soaps. However, I loved the contrast between the color of the soda ash and the color of the soap and the coffee beans so I left it on my soaps. If you don’t like the way it looks, you can simply steam or wash it off.

Allow to cure four to six weeks before using.

Don’t have time to make my coffee and cocoa soap recipe? Be sure to check out my check out my favorite coffee and chocolate themed artisan products on Etsy for homemade coffee and cocoa soaps you can buy! Or try Starboard Soap Co.’s Farm Fresh Egg Soap.

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Caffeinated Soap Recipe with a Coffee Scrub Center

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This caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Not only is this caffeinated soap easy to make, it's also a fantastic homemade gift idea!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Inspired by my orange & coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients – pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee – with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Caffeinated Soap Recipe (with a coffee scrub center)

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.2 oz. clear detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
19 oz. white low sweat detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
1.1 oz. water soluble caffeine extract
1 oz. coconut orange cardamom fragrance oil
.1 oz. blood orange essential oil
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground coffee
1 tsp. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground

Tools & Materials:

Wilton 24-Cavity Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold
6-cavity Ozera Silicone Soap Mold
large glass Pyrex measuring cup(s)
isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol in a spray bottle
measuring spoon
cutting board
digital scale
stirring utensils
Chef’s knife

Instructions:

You will make the square/diamond coffee scrub soap embeds for this caffeinated soap recipe first.

Begin by weighing out 4.2 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Cut it into chunks using a Chef’s knife and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat for 30 seconds then stir. If the soap is not melted, heat again in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted completely.

Allow the melted soap to cool slightly then weigh out .1 oz. of the blood orange essential oil and .1 oz. of the caffeine extract. Stir them into the melted soap base.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out one teaspoon each of the brown sugar, ground coffee, and the pink Himalayan salt. Stir these into the melted soap base.

Now place the mini brownie squares mold onto a cutting board.

Carefully pour the melted soap evenly into the six cavities of the mold. If needed you can spritz the tops of the soap with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Using the cutting board, carefully transfer the soap mold to the refrigerator and allow the coffee scrub soap embeds to set up fully.

Once the coffee scrub soap embeds have cooled and hardened completely, you are ready for the next step.

Now that the coffee scrub soap embeds have solidified, carefully remove them from the mold cavities.

Place the Ozera silicone soap mold on top of the cutting board. Then place one coffee scrub soap embed into the center of each of the six mold cavities.

Now weigh out 19 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Use a Chef’s knife to cut the soap into chunks and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the white melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted completely.

Now weigh out 1 oz. of the caffeine extract and 1 oz. of the coconut cardamom fragrance oil. Stir into the melted soap.

Side Note: The coconut orange cardamom fragrance oil I used for my caffeinated soap recipe does contain a small percentage of vanilla. If you want to avoid having your soaps discolor slightly – vanilla turns soap brown over time – you can use an mp vanilla stabilizer. Optionally, you can also choose another fragrance oil entirely that does not contain vanilla. Just be sure that the fragrance oil you choose will compliment the blood orange essential oil.

Allow the white melt and pour soap base to cool slightly. You don’t want to pour the soap too hot or some of the ingredients from your coffee scrub soap embeds could potentially “bleed” into the surrounding white melt and pour soap base.

Spritz the tops of the coffee scrub soap embeds in your mold cavities with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, then slowly and carefully pour the melted white melt and pour soap base over the coffee scrub soap embeds and into the mold cavities.

Fill all six of the Ozera silicone soap mold cavities with the white melt and pour soap base.

Now spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with  isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol if needed to remove any air bubbles. Then slowly transfer the soap mold, using the cutting board for transport, to the refrigerator to cool. Optionally you can simply allow your soaps to cool on the counter or table where you poured them.

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Once your caffeinated soaps have cooled and hardened completely, remove them from the mold cavities and wrap tightly in foodservice film. You’ve now successfully made my caffeinated soap recipe and your very own homemade caffeinated soaps are now ready to use or gift!

Caffeinated Soap Recipe

If you used the fragrance oil I suggested for this caffeinated soap recipe, you can expect your soap to turn a medium brown with a dark brown center if you don’t use a vanilla stabilizer.

Caffeinated Soap Recipe

I personally love the look of brown on brown, but if you do not, be sure to opt for another fragrance option without vanilla, or use a vanilla stabilizer for melt and pour soap.

If you liked my caffeinated soap recipe, then you may also like my other coffee related recipes. These include my orange coconut coffee scrub recipe, my cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe, my homemade coffee soap recipe, my coffee & bourbon vanilla homemade soap recipe, my natural coffee under eye cream recipe, and my homemade coffee flavored lip balm recipe.

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Homemade Coffee Soap Recipe

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This natural homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real brewed coffee and the cold process soapmaking method and is easy enough for beginners. The caffeine in this homemade coffee soap recipe acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to help with skin redness and other skin aliments.

This homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real coffee! Not only does coffee naturally help to neutralize tough odors on hands from cooking, but the natural caffeine present in coffee is believed to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. (Thus coffee infused oil is used in my natural coffee under eye cream recipe to help reduce puffiness.) In addition the caffeine also helps to reduce the appearance of redness or rosacea. It’s also believed that the enzymes found in coffee’s natural oils can aid in detoxifying and cleansing skin making it a fine choice for those who are prone to acne or other skin conditions such as eczema.

My homemade coffee soap recipe is made using the cold process soap recipe and a strong brewed espresso coffee. Similar to other ingredients used in soapmaking such as coconut water, beer and milk, coffee can cause an unpleasant reaction if lye if not properly chilled prior. Therefore, to make this homemade coffee recipe simpler for those just getting started in soapmaking, this coffee soap recipe has you first mix your lye with a discounted amount of distilled water instead of with the coffee. The strong coffee brew, which is chilled overnight, is then added to make up the remainder of the liquid needed for this homemade coffee soap recipe is added and mixed into the soapmaking oils just before the lye-water added.

This natural homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real brewed coffee and the cold process soapmaking method and is easy enough for beginners. The caffeine in this homemade coffee soap recipe acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to help with skin redness and other skin aliments.

Natural Homemade Coffee Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
3.6 oz. safflower oil
8 oz. rice bran oil
2 oz. sesame oil
13 oz. palm oil
2.4 oz. palm kernel flakes

6 fl. oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

5.8 fl. oz. extremely strong brewed coffee

Soap Notes:

Water as % of oils calculated at 33% then discounted by the amount of coffee used so the two combined make up the water content.

Superfat=8%

You can keep this homemade coffee soap recipe fragrance free. However, if you prefer to scent your homemade soap you can add up to 1.1 oz. of essential oil for a natural scent or up to 2.25 oz. of your favorite fragrance oil such as Brambleberry’s espresso fragrance oil. (You can also find a great scent blend using this fragrance combined with a few others here.) For this homemade coffee soap recipe I actually used a kahlua flavor oil I had on hand that worked perfectly. I specifically used the kahlua flavoring oil from Nature’s Garden at .8 oz. which was just enough to add a bit of sweetness to this homemade soap without being overpowering.

If you don’t wish to use palm oil and/or palm kernel flakes you can substitute the palm oil for lard (pig tallow) and the palm kernel flakes for coconut oil. However, you’ll  need to run the resulting soap recipe back through a lye calculator. In addition you can also substitute the rice bran oil with olive oil.

This natural homemade coffee soap recipe will fit inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold and will yield 10-12 bars depending on how thick you cut them.

To Brew Your Coffee:

To make the strong coffee like “concentrate” I brewed coffee using 8 oz. distilled water and 8 Tablespoons of Gevalia espresso roast coffee in my automatic drip coffee maker. However this would work just as well using a French press. Once the coffee was brewed, I poured the coffee back through the coffee maker for a second time to brew it again. I then refrigerated my coffee overnight.

Alternately, if you’re not a coffee drinker and don’t own a coffee maker, you could an actual coffee concentrate.

This homemade coffee soap recipe has a rich, super creamy lather and is extra conditioning!

Instructions:

To make this natural homemade coffee soap recipe, you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking method instructions. (If you’ve never made cold process soap before here’s a good, inexpensive beginner’s cold process soap recipe.) Be sure to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye including goggles and gloves.

Begin by measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces. Pour into a heat safe pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until melted, then remove from heat and set aside. Measure out 5.8 fluid ounces of your strong coffee you made the night before and set aside.

When the lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to around 90°F you’re ready to make this natural homemade coffee soap recipe.

Begin by adding the coffee concentrate to the melted oils. Mix with a stick blender until the coffee is evenly distributed.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Add the essential oil oil or fragrance oil if you are scenting your soap and mix again to fully incorporate the fragrance. (If you’d like to add coffee grounds to your homemade coffee soap for exfoliation, you would do this now or in the beginning when you added the coffee to the oils.) Bring the soap to a medium trace.

Pour the soap into your prepared soap mold – you can add whole coffee beans to the top of the soap at this point if desired for visual interest – then immediately place the mold in the refrigerator. This homemade coffee soap recipe got really hot when I made it therefore keeping it cool will prevent it from volcano-ing over or cracking on top as it goes through the saponification process. (My soap did still gel even inside the fridge.)

The next day unmold your homemade soap loaf and cut into bars. Allow bars to cure 4-6 weeks before use, then wrap and label as desired.

Learn how to make soap with these natural homemade soap recipes that contain real fruits and veggies as ingredients to give homemade soaps a super luxurious feeling on skin!

Natural Food Soap Recipes

Interested in more homemade soap recipes that use food as an ingredient? Then be sure to try my other cold process food soap recipes!

Natural Blueberry & Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

This natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe is made from real carrot puree and blueberries. Both of these foods are rich in anti-oxidants that are believed to help repair damage to skin tissue and are also highly prized for their anti-aging properties in skin care.

Natural Yogurt & Avocado Homemade Soap Recipe

Don’t have a lot of money to invest in soapmaking ingredients but still want your homemade soaps to feel expensive? Adding ripe fruit and/or yogurt to your homemade soap recipes will give your homemade soaps a luxurious, silky feel as well as extra skin conditioning properties! This natural yogurt and avocado homemade soap recipe does just that and is made using a small, ripe avocado and real Greek yogurt!

Mango & Coconut Milk Homemade Soap Recipe

Choose from either a budget homemade soap recipe or a luxury homemade soap recipe both of which combine ripe mango and coconut milk within this soap recipe. Plus learn how to create your own custom soap labels!

Homemade Cold Process Egg Soap Recipe

This homemade cold process egg soap recipe is made with egg yolks. Eggs have long offered skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. In cold process soap, egg yolks also help to create a rich, thick lather.

Cold Process Wine Soap Recipe

This cold process wine soap recipe is a creative way to use up that leftover wine that’s sat in the fridge too long or simply wasn’t too your liking.

Chamomile & Neroli Beer Soap Recipe

This homemade beer soap recipe is made using Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and walks you through how to make beer soap with tips to help ensure success.

Homemade Bacon Soap Recipe for Men

This homemade bacon soap recipe is the perfect DIY gift idea for men who love bacon! Made using real bacon (rendered) fat, this homemade bacon soap recipe yields nine hard, extra conditioning homemade soap bars perfect for the shower!

Green Tea & Agave Homemade Soap Recipe

This green tea & agave homemade cold process soap recipe is formulated with skin conditioning oils and boasts the anti-oxidant power of natural green tea.

Natural Pear Soap Recipe

This homemade pear soap recipe is made using overripe pears when they’re in season.

Natural Tomato Soap Recipe

This homemade tomato soap recipe is made using overripe tomatoes from the garden and is naturally scented with basil essential oil. And it comes with free printable soap labels.

Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe

This cold process homemade pumpkin soap recipe is handmade using real organic pumpkin making it a perfect soap for the fall season! Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which are shown to help smooth and brighten skin. In addition pumpkin also contains vitamins A and C which have been shown to help soften and soothe skin as well as boost collagen production which helps to prevent signs of aging.

Unscented Homemade Banana & Oatmeal Soap Recipe

This natural homemade oatmeal banana soap recipe contains real banana which really adds something special to its skin conditioning properties. However, the banana doesn’t really lend any sort of fragrance, so if you choose, you can add your favorite scent to customize it and truly make it yours. The unscented version of this soap also makes a great shampoo bar for dogs!

DIY Natural Homemade Tomato and Basil Cold Process Soap Recipe with Printable Labels

For more of my homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

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DIY Natural Coffee Kitchen Soap

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Craft your own natural kitchen soap made with real coffee beans to neutralize odors!

If you suffer from allergies you know just how unbearable some fragrances can be. So I decided to craft a kitchen soap using fresh, real ingredients from my herb garden rather than fragrances. The idea was to make a soap that would not only clean great, but that would remove odors from your hands you acquire when cooking – neutralizing odors like garlic, onion and fish. It needed to have a great lather, but not be drying, and I definitely didn’t want anyone to walk away from the sink smelling like synthetic apple or a flower orchard. (Plus Scott does the majority of the cooking and he HATES flowery scents.) This is the recipe I came up with.

Natural Coffee Kitchen Soap Recipe
© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:
1 oz. unrefined cocoa butter
5 oz. unrefined shea butter
2lb. 7oz. 76‌° melt point coconut oil
1lb. 8.5oz. palm oil
2lb. 8.5oz. olive oil
6oz. rice bran oil

15.6oz. lye
36 fluid oz. distilled water

1.2oz. whole bean, certified organic coffee
.8oz. fresh herbs (lemongrass, basil, lemon verbena)

Optional: If you would like to scent your soap, use 6-8oz. of fragrance oil or 3-4oz. essential oil (Be sure to refer to manufacturer’s directions for % of usage for oils as these can vary.)


Instructions:
Before you begin, be sure to refer to my cold process soapmaking tutorial if you have never made soap before. You need to careful about safety and know how the process works to avoid mistakes. Substitutions for any oils or butters can change the amount of lye you need for your soap as does reducing the recipe.

You’ll need to start by lining your molds and preparing your ingredients. I used three basic wooden box soap molds for this recipe. The inside dimensions of my molds measure 11″L x 3.5″W x 3.25″ H.

Weigh out your whole coffee beans, then finely grind the beans in a coffee grinder. I chose to use Counter Culture Coffee No. 46 which is available from The Fresh Market. Then take your collection of fresh herbs – I used about 2/3 fresh lemon balm leaves, just under 1/3 fresh basil leaves, and freshly picked lemon verbena leaves for the rest. Combined they should weigh about .8oz. Finely chop these with a sharp knife. Set the coffee and herbs aside.

Measure out your distilled water and pour into a glass or plastic pitcher. Then weigh out your lye. Pour the lye carefully into the water and stir well. Set aside to cool.

Next, weigh out your butters and oils and combine into a large, stainless steel pot. (If you’re looking for organic ingredients, I recommend checking out Mountain Rose Herbs.) Place the pot on the stove and melt the ingredients over medium-low to medium until the ingredients have completely liquified. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Allow your lye-water and soapmaking oils to cool down to about 100° F. This can take anywhere from 1-2 hours.

Once your lye-water and oils have cooled, slowly pour the lye-water into the pot of oils. Mix well with a stick blender. Once your soap reaches a light trace, add your ground coffee beans and fresh, chopped herbs. (At this point you would also add fragrance if you choose to use a scent. Though this soap has a wonderful, natural scent without any added fragrance.)

Mix well, then pour the soap into your molds.

Cover your soap molds either with a lid or a piece of cardboard cut to fit. Than lay a bath towel or blanket over the soap to insulate it.

Wait 24 hours before unmolding your soap and cutting it into bars. Allow bars to cure 3-4 weeks before use. This batch should yield about 30-36 bars of soap depending on how thin or thick you cut your soap. The resulting handmade soaps should be good solid, scrubby bars that do what soap is supposed to do without leaving you walking away from the kitchen smelling like a perfumery. And really, why do you need perfumed soaps in the kitchen anyway? Instead, you get a nice, natural soap scent that leaves you smelling – quite simply – clean.

You can purchase the limited edition soap bars from this batch that I made at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as soon as they have cured! Be sure to follow me on facebook or twitter or sign up for my email newsletter for updates on when new products become available. You’ll also be notified of sales, coupon codes, contests and more!

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Vanilla Kitchen Soap – Cold Process Soap Recipe

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The coffee in this soap is great for removing tough kitchen odors like onions and garlic from hands. The cocoa butters adds extra moisturizing properties.
Ingredients:
28oz olive oil
16 of palm oil
16 oz coconut oil
4oz cocoa butter

26oz triple strength brewed coffee, chilled
9.1 oz lye

1oz vanilla fragrance oil, at trace


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