Friday, January 18, 2013

Coffee Crazy

I purchased a pound of coffee butter a few months ago and have been wanting to give it a try ever since. It smells WONDERFUL, and I finally put it to good use yesterday by adding it to a soap recipe. I decided to keep things simple and used distilled water for the entire liquid portion of the batch. I may try using brewed coffee another time, but for now I wanted to keep the variables to a minimum with a new recipe and new (to me) fragrance oil.

I added coffee grounds to the main part of the soap, as well as the topping, and also created a coffee ground 'line' between the topping and the base. I didn't add fragrance to the upper portion in order to keep a nice contrast between the top and bottom layers. Even without fragrance oil added, the coffee butter alone will keep the top layer from being white.  It's more likely to cure out to a creamy tan color which is just fine! This soap smells incredible, and I have a feeling this won't be the last batch of coffee bars coming out of my soap kitchen.  Warning! Coffee craze in progress!


  1. I wish my screen was scratch-and-sniff, your soap looks absolutely fantastic!

  2. I know what you mean! Computer screens give such a great visual, but it's not quite complete without experiencing the scent! I think of that every time I'm on Bramble Berry's fb page and see so many awesome soaps there. Thank you for your nice compliment, Anne-Marie! :)