If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE coffee soap! This coffee combines two of my favorite things…coffee + cocoa!
SAFETY WARNING! If you’ve never made soap before, be sure to start with our basic soap making guide. This recipe and instructions are for experienced soap makers. Be sure to gear up in your goggles and gloves before you make soap.
This recipe fits in a Bramble Berry 10″ silicone loaf mold. I halved it when I made it to fit into a smaller test mold from Bramble Berry.
Layered Coffee & Cocoa Cold Process Soap Recipe
- Coconut Oil – 306 grams (34%)
- Cocoa Butter – 90 grams (10%)
- Olive Oil – 360 grams (40%)
- Sweet Almond Oil – 54 grams (6%)
- Avocado Oil – 90 grams (10%)
- Sodium Hydroxide – 129 grams
- Distilled Water – 258 grams
- Coffee Grounds (Grind fine) – 2 teaspoons
- Zinc Oxide – 4 teaspoons
- Cocoa Powder – 4 teaspoons
- Rosemary Essential Oil – 10 grams
- Peppermint Essential Oil – 20 grams
Or you can use your favorite coffee fragrance oil!
Step 1: Create a lye solution. Weigh the water and lye into two separate containers. Slowly pour the sodium hydroxide into the water while stirring. Stir until completely dissolved and set aside to cool.
Step 2: Prepare the base oils. First, weigh any solid oils and butters into a container and melt. You can melt using the microwave or low heat on a burner. Next, weigh each liquid oil into the melted oils.
Step 3: Weigh your slow-moving essential oil or fragrance oil into a glass or stainless steel container and add to your base oil. Add the coffee grounds to the base oil mixture.
Step 4: Check the temperatures. You should now have a container containing liquid base oils and a container containing lye solution. Take the temperatures using an infra-red temperature gun. Be sure to stir each mixture before taking the temp. You want your temperatures to be between 80-100 degrees F.
Step 5: Once you have reached desired temperatures, pour the lye solution into the oil mixture and mix to emulsion.
Step 6: Divide your batter out into three equal parts.
Step 7: Add 4 teaspoons of zinc oxide to one base. Add 4 teaspoons of cocoa powder to another. Leave one base uncolored; it will have the natural color of the coffee grounds.
Step 8: Bring the base colored using zinc oxide to thick trace. Pour it into your mold and bang your mold down to flatten.
Step 9: Bring your uncolored (natural) base to a thicker trace and spoon on top of the zinc oxide layer. Bang your mold down to flatten.
Step 10: Bring your cocoa colored base to a thicker trace and spoon on top of the natural layer. Bang your mold down to flatten.
You can decorate the top as you wish. I spooned a little of each base on top and swirled it together, topping with coffee beans for decoration.
Let your soap sit for 24 hours, unmold and cut your soap!
Cure your soap for 4 weeks!
Do I have to use zinc oxide? Or can I use titanium ? 😊
Thank you for the great overview.Highly reccomended!
OKAY SO THIS RECIPE IS FOR THE SMALLER MOLD?
I am begineer to do soap.what ratio was the best in Mp process. I need to use fruit.
I have a question. I started out using Palm in all my recipes then switched over to Lard, I really like it but want to have a couple soaps that are “vegan”. My question is how hard do these bars get without the use of Palm, Lard or Tallow. Do they ever get super hard or dies it take a good amount of time fir them to harden? Thank you and I love your Blog!!
I made this tonight. Can’t wait to use it. Loving the essential oil blend. Thank you for sharing this recipe
Do the coffee grounds make the soap scratchy? Do you think instant coffee dissolved in water could give a little colour instead?
Nice tutorial. I make a similar soap and use it for my Chefs recipe. A great kitchen soap!
Amanda did I miss your 3rd bath bomb post? I was looking forward to it but maybe missed it due to the conference!
Will be making this soon, love your formulas and finished soap look
this is amazing!
I would want to follow
If you look at your soap your lines are slanted how do you do this