Coffee Spice Bar Soap – Hot Process

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Is there a hot process soap recipe that Andrea atFrugally Sustainable has posted that I haven’t tried? This new recipe sounded luscious, what is better than coffee, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.  The ingredients for this bar soap are:

  • 12 ounces Olive oil
  • 10 ounces Coconut oil
  • 6 ounces Sustainable Palm oil
  • 2 ounces Castor oil
  • 1/2 ounce Jojoba oil, optional
  • 4.30 ounces lye (6% excess fat)
  • 10 ounces triple-strength coffee, cooled
  • 2-3 tablespoons coffee grounds, wet or dry 
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 ounces essential oils, your choice (Note: I like to use a combo of may chang, lemongrass, lemon, clove bud, ginger, cinnamon, and sweet orange)

I was out of Jojoba oil and I didn’t have cloves so I left those out.  I do not generally use essential oils but would have loved to have some vanilla.  Of course those that know me know I can’t just made 1 of anything so I doubled this recipe. I got 2 large loaf pans full and 3 little bars.  

Before Cutting

Before Cutting

I can’t wait to use this soap after working in the garden. This is a quote from Andrea:

Coffee soap is one of my favorites! For a couple of reasons:

  1. It really works to deodorize my hands.
  2. The grounds feel so good as they exfoliate and scrub all the dirty away. 

One thing that was a little tricky with this recipe: Because it is a dark soap it is hard to see if the gel stage was completely finished.  After the hour of cooking was up I stirred the soap and then could tell it was done.

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This is what it looked like after 1 hour of cooking

What is your favorite type of soap?  I hope you will give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it.

Andrea from Frugally Sustainable has an Etsy Shop where you can purchase her homemade products.

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2 Responses to Coffee Spice Bar Soap – Hot Process

  1. thebeadden says:

    It looks good enough to eat! I bet it smells great too! Pinned this, hope you don’t mind.

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