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  • #247100
    VanessaVanessa
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    Ok so after my recent (so far) success with my goatsmilk soap I thought I would keep going.

    I want to make a coffee soap, now my plan was to use some ground coffee I have in the cupboard (the kind you use in a plunger), make it up as a coffee (add it to hot water) then into the freezer to turn it into a slushy then add the lye to it, and soap with it.

    Heres the recipie I plan to use:

    500g Tallow

    250g coconut oil

    250g olive oil

    141g lye

    375g water (coffee)

    Now I was thinking of making the coffee strong say 2 tablespoons in about 300ml of water (then make the extra up with water) and not worry about filtering the grounds out to give an exfoliating soap.

    What’s others thoughts on this?

    #396409
    GiannaGianna
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    That will be a good kitchen soap Vanessa. :tup: Coffee is supposed to remove the smell of onion and garlic from your hands. It will be a nice hard soap with plenty of bubbly and creamy lather.

    #396410
    fruitfulfruitful
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    I wonder if you could use the spent coffee grounds after you have had a cuppa?? This would be a great way to recycle them!! Anyone done this. I also don’t want to use tallow (supafry) as it is from animals, what would be a good substitute? Any idea’s would be welcome.

    😀

    #396411
    GiannaGianna
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    fruitful wrote:

    I wonder if you could use the spent coffee grounds after you have had a cuppa?? This would be a great way to recycle them!! Anyone done this. I also don’t want to use tallow (supafry) as it is from animals, what would be a good substitute? Any idea’s would be welcome.

    😀

    Pity, as both Tallow and Lard make lovely soap.

    You could use Palm Oil but that comes with it’s own ethical issues as well. You could also make it with just Olive Oil and Coconut Oil. :tup:

    #396412
    VanessaVanessa
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    Here is the soap just after I poured it

    #396413
    VanessaVanessa
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    and here it is almost 24 hours later out of the moulds, one of the smaller blocks is flipped over to show the contrast between the top and what was inside the mould

    #396414
    VanessaVanessa
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    And cut, each bar is between 115g and 130g, no too bad for consisistancy if I do say so myself, it will be interesting to see how much weight they lose with the curing process

    #396415
    KirstyKirsty
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    Sounding like an addiction:lol::lol: great looking soap:tup:

    #396416
    debby-leedebby-lee
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    looking good 😀 I really must get around to making some more!

    #396417
    VanessaVanessa
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    Kirsty wrote:

    Sounding like an addiction:lol::lol:

    I’m gonna stop soon I promise!!!! I’ve just got to do a couple more, but after that I’ll stop I promise!!! 😆

    #396418

    sounds seriously like an addiction – promising to stop, but well, one more won’t hurt, will it?:lol::lol::lol:

    #396419
    GiannaGianna
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    Vanessa wrote:

    Kirsty wrote:

    Sounding like an addiction:lol::lol:

    I’m gonna stop soon I promise!!!! I’ve just got to do a couple more, but after that I’ll stop I promise!!! 😆

    You’re gonna end up like me – soap everywhere. 😆

    That soap looks great Vanessa. I can’t wait until it’s ready. I made a coffee soap a while ago but didn’t have THAT sort of coffee so just used Espresso Instant :p which is not as good but it’s a great colour and still a nice soap for the kitchen.

    I haven’t made any soap for a while until last night when I made an Extra Virgin Castile Soap. 😀

    #396420
    fruitfulfruitful
    Member

    I think I will try that Gianna, just the olive oil and copha!!

    Thanks for the tip.

    #396421
    GiannaGianna
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    fruitful wrote:

    I think I will try that Gianna, just the olive oil and copha!!

    Thanks for the tip.

    Excellent fruitful. Let us know how you go please. 😀

    #396422
    LeecyLeecy
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    Think i’ll add some coffee to half my batch of soap – I have some that’s been in the fridge forever. It’s also supposed to prevent cellulite!

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