My love for making soap continues! See my first batch of Homemade Poppyseed Citrus Soap Bars on the blog if you are new here. Shortly after making the first batch I made Coffee Mint Soap Bars – they look and smell like a delicious candy bar. I learned a few things along the way, less coffee grounds is more and fine grind is best please!
These bars are also great for exfoliating and are the perfect morning soap, don’t you think?
1-2 Tablespoons fine coffee grounds (emphasis on fine coffee grounds).
20 Drops of Spearmint essential oil.
Soap molds, silicon are the best but you can get creative and use cupcake lines or any other mold you desire.
Microwave safe bowl.
Wooden chopsticks or popsicle sticks for mixing.
- Cut half of the soap block up into cubes, again I only did a one pound batch of soap and used the rest on this soap batch.
- Add the soap to the bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring with the wooden stick each time until the soap is completely melted. You do not want to burn your soap!
- Add coffee grounds, and essential oil. Stir well.
- Carefully and quickly pour your soap into the molds. The soap does harden fast so you don’t have a lot of time.
Give the soap at least 3 hours to harden before popping out of the molds. I like to do 5 or 6 hours
There is nothing quite like the smell of luxurious coffee beans.
As you can see, I sprinkled some additional coffee grounds on top of the soap after it was poured into the molds. This gives it a nice gritty side for the shower.
I also let some bars plain on top, these cute “cupcake” coffee soaps are made just from cupcake liners and are a cheap and easy alternative to a silicon mold.
Once your soap is done wrap it up for gifts or store it in your bathroom in a pretty clear glass jar so you can admire your work. It really makes your bathroom feel more “spa like” in many ways.
Also see Homemade Poppyseed Citrus Soap Bars