If you are looking to get into soap making, look no further than this easy recipe for homemade coffee goat milk soap. Whether you enjoy the smell of coffee, looking for a great gift idea, or someone who just loves coffee this is the recipe you are looking for. Plus, it’s truly one of my all-time favorites since both coffee and goat’s milk soap are so amazing for the skin!
Benefits of Coffee Soap
Ground coffee contains antioxidants, which are amazing for the body as they are a defense against free radicals. The antioxidants help restore the skin’s surface and repair old skin cells. All of this being said coffee can help with things like fine lines, redness, skin tone, and dark spots.
Natural exfoliants like fresh coffee grounds are great for removing dead skin cells. Once you have washed away that dry skin, the appearance of the skin is going to start to brighten. With this will come smooth skin and overall healthy skin.
Regular use of caffeine on the skin can help with the appearance of cellulite, the accumulation of excess fat cells in one place. Since coffee has caffeine, it helps minimize the number of fat cells staying together. Of course, if you use your coffee soap regularly, then the appearance of cellulite can be reduced.
Coffee contains anti-inflammatory properties because it is rich in polyphenols, which reduce oxidative stress. All of this being said, it’s another amazing benefit to using coffee soap on your skin to slow down aging and have your skin look great!
Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
Using a goat’s milk soap base will give you incredible results. Goat milk soap is a gentle cleanser with a good amount of vitamin A (anti-aging properties) and other minerals for healthy skin. Goats milk melt-and-pour soap is also good for normal, dry, and sensitive skin since it’s higher in essential fatty acids and can help increase the skin’s moisture.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is naturally rich in vitamins A and vitamin E plus has antioxidant properties, while also soothing and nourishing dry skin. Not to mention, this lightweight oil perfectly balances out the goat’s milk and coffee powder for the perfect combination in this recipe.
Of course, you can also use coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, or jojoba oil instead of sweet almond oil to make your bars of soap. The good news is that each oil has high amounts of vitamins with many benefits for your skin, so it’s just about your preference and which one you have on hand.
Using a coffee powder is going to be a great way to add in all those numerous benefits for the skin. You can use ground coffee beans, espresso powder, or find your coffee beans into a powder-like consistency. Freshly-roasted coffee beans are highly recommended to use, as they have higher levels of antioxidants and caffeine, and the texture is better for exfoliation. Alternatively, used coffee grounds will also work in this melt-and-pour coffee recipe.
If you are going to grind your beans, then make sure to use a good blender or mortar and pestle until you get the coffee grinds to the desired texture. Using a coarser coffee powder will result in gentle exfoliation compared to a finer coffee powder.
Essential oils add a wonderful scent to your homemade soap. The possibilities are endless when it comes to which essential oils to use for your bar of soap. Some of my favorite essential oil blends are included in the recipe so you can choose the ones you enjoy!
- 1 pound goats milk melt and pour soap base
- 4 teaspoons coffee powder
- 5 teaspoons sweet almond oil
- 80-100 drops of essential oils (see below for recommendations)
- soap mold set
- glass measuring cup or large glass bowl
- double boiler or large saucepan
- wooden spoons and/or whisk
- small glass bowl
How to Make Coffee Goat Milk Soap
Let’s get into making your own soap using coffee and goat’s milk soap! I recommend getting everything out right away, so the soap-making process is easy and smooth especially if this is your first time making soap.
Chop up the 1 pound of soap into similar size pieces, about 1-2 inches in size. This will make it easier to melt and stir the soap.
Place the pieces of melt and pour soap into a double boiler on your stovetop. Heat the water to a gentle boil and reduce to low heat, using the wooden spoon to stir the soap pieces after they melt.
If you don’t have a double boiler, then you can do what I did and use a large saucepan with water halfway up the side while placing a 4-cup glass measuring cup inside. The measuring cup works well in addition to making pouring into the molds much easier.
While the soap is melting, in a small glass bowl, add 4 teaspoons of coffee powder and 5 teaspoons of sweet almond oil. Mix until it forms a paste. Making a paste helps to evenly distribute the coffee and oil in your soap.
Continue stirring the soap until smooth and no pieces are left. Once that happens, remove the double boiler or glass measuring cup from the stovetop and dry off the bottom. They will be hot, so make sure to have towels and pot holders nearby. Turn off the stove.
Then add the coffee powder, and sweet almond oil paste to the melted soap base, making sure to stir very well. Next, add the 80-100 drops of essential oils directly to the soap mixture and stir again. If you want a stronger scent, then I would recommend adding an additional 20 drops of essential oils.
In my recipe, I used 60 drops of vanilla and 40 drops of cinnamon bark. Other essential oils that work well with coffee include bergamot, orange, nutmeg, clove, cedarwood, juniper berry, grapefruit, cardamom, ylang-ylang, and lavender.
I find that this recipe makes around 4-5 bars of soap, depending on the molds you use.
Leave them in the molds for several hours or overnight. The soap bars are usually ready after a few hours, but it’s best to leave it overnight to be sure it has hardened all the way through. Peel the molds back slowly and gently, so the coffee goat milk soap comes out clean and beautiful.
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Best Ways to Store Your Homemade Soap
If you are using your goat milk soap bar right away, I highly recommend getting a bar soap saver for easy access and use in my shower. This helps the soap bar not stick to anything and keeps your shower from getting soap all over.
However, if you aren’t going to use all of your homemade coffee goat milk soap right away, then you will need to wrap your soap so it stays in good condition for your future use.
Plastic wrap, coffee filters, and parchment paper are great choices to wrap your handmade soap. You can also use tissue paper, scrapbooking paper, and wrapping paper! For best results, I like using either plastic wrap or beeswax wrap to really keep the humidity out and help them last for a long time.
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