Is there a hot process soap recipe that Andrea at “Frugally 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.
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:
- It really works to deodorize my hands.
- 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.
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.