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Organic Coffee Cold Process Soap

Equipment

  • Medium bowl for the coffee/distilled water and lye solution
  • Large bowl for the oils
  • Scale to weigh your ingredients
  • Thermometer
  • Spoon, spatula
  • Hand mixer (speeds up the mixing process, for the lye solution and oil molecules to combine thoroughly without one you’ll be mixing for hours!)
  • Something to pour your soap in (I used a well-loved Sanara shipping box) lined with parchment paper (make sure it’s parchment paper and not wax paper because the wax will melt)
  • Safety Gear: Wear long sleeves, protective eyewear, gloves

Ingredients

  • 4.8 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)        
  • 5 oz Distilled Water
  • 6.2 oz Brewed Coffee with Distilled Water
  • 8 oz Organic Coconut Oil
  • 15 oz Organic Olive Oil
  • 11 oz Organic Cocoa Butter
  • 2 tbsp Used Coffee Grounds

Instructions

  • Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water-coffee mixture, and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved. Set aside to cool to about 130-140 degrees.
  • Fully melt and combine the coconut oil, cocoa butter and olive oil. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 130 degrees or below (and are ideally within10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils, and stick blend until it looks like pudding (about 5 minutes with hand mixer).
  • Add 2 tablespoons of used coffee grounds to the soap batter and use a whisk to fully incorporate them.
  • Once the used coffee grounds are incorporated pour mixture into your box lined with parchment paper.
  • Let it settle for a few minutes to set up and you can use a spoon to create beautiful mounds in the soap
  • Allow the soap to stay in the mold for about one to two days covered with a towel to lock in the heat. Unmold, and cut into bars. Allow the bars to cure for four to six weeks and enjoy!
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