Coffee CP Soap Recipe
Our crafty soap creator has been busy soaping and has developed a brand new soap for the coffee lovers out there! If you love coffee, cappuccino or any type of coffee beverage, or know anybody that loves the stuff, then this soap is for you! This Coffee CP Soap recipe smells amazing! It looks like a loaf of cake! But we suggest not trying to take a nibble! Soap does not digest well! This soap was created with some wonderful skin happy ingredients such as Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Golden Natural Cocoa Butter (which smells like chocolate heaven in itself!). You will have a rich, lathery bar of soap that will last you a long time! To make this recipe even more fun, we also incorporated coffee grounds which gives this soap some gentle exfoliation to help slough away those dead skin cells!
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Where did Cappuccino Come From
Did you know? In Italian, Cappuccino means “little cap”, which describes the head of foamed milk that sits on top of the espresso.
If history serves, Cappuccino allegedly derives from the iconic brown-hooded monks who also had just the tops of their heads shaved. These monks were of the Capuchin order and closely resemble the ring of cream and white foam on top of the hot drink. When a cup of Cappuccino is expertly poured, and the circle of white is perfectly encircled by the darker coffee, the design is called a “monk’s head”.
Another little interesting fact: the decorating on the top of your cappuccino is called “latte art”. Only a truly talented and highly trained barista can draw art on top of a cup of coffee with foamy milk. While you probably won’t see this in your local Starbucks, you may run into a talented coffee artist when you least expect it!
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Cappuccino Fragrance Oil
Our Cappuccino Coffee Fragrance Oil is a perfect rendition of the real thing! Strong, freshly brewed coffee, with undertones of cream and sugar! Smells just like a coffee house! This fragrance oil gave no issues when we tested in cold process soap! No ricing, accelerating or separating. It did discolor to a light, chocolate brown which is a perfect color for a coffee soap I think. The scent retention was good and true throughout its cure time. It also did well in candle waxes with a lovely cold and hot throw! You’ll definitely want to give this fragrance oil a try!
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden
Shea Butter Unrefined
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Cappuccino Fragrance Oil
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Mask for Soap Making
Square Loaf Mold
Natures Garden Apron
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed
- Distilled Water
- Mixing Bowls
- Stick Blender
- Coffee Grounds
- Whole Coffee Beans
- Ziploc Bag
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights
- 260 grams Distilled Water
- 260 grams Brewed Coffee
- 202 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
- 136 grams Argan Oil
- 136 grams Safflower Oil
- 68 grams Mango Butter
- 136 grams Sweet Almond Oil
- 136 Meadowfoam Seed Oil
- 205 grams Avocado Oil
- 136 grams Shea Butter Unrefined
- 273 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 136 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
- 104 grams Cappuccino Fragrance Oil
- 32 grams Sodium Lactate
- 5 grams Titanium Dioxide
- 104 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
- 15 grams Coffee Grounds
- 15 grams Whole Coffee Beans
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Before You Get Started
Before you get started on your soap it is best to clean and sanitize your work area. Also, give your equipment and packing materials a good cleaning. Plus, have all your ingredients within reach. These steps help the process of making your soap go smoothly with no interruption. On another note: we strongly suggest that when you are cold process soaping to wear gloves, protective clothing, face mask and safety glasses. If you are not familiar with cold process soap making, click here for the basic cold process soap making class as well as becoming familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.
One last thing, weigh out 259 grams of coffee, and carefully pour this into ice cube freezer trays. You will freeze these overnight. This frozen coffee will be used as half of the water portion for your lye solution.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution
First you will want to start the lye solution. In one bowl weigh out 260 grams of distilled distilled water and add 260 grams of the frozen coffee ice cubes you prepped earlier. In another bowl weigh out 202 grams of Lye. Next, slowly add the lye to the water. NEVER add water to the lye! Gently stir to completely dissolve the lye. When the lye is dissolved, you can set this bowl aside to allow it to cool.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Oils
While you are waiting for the lye solution to cool, you will prepare your soaping oils. So in a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 136 grams Argan Oil, 136 grams Safflower Oil, 68 grams Mango Butter, 136 grams Shea Butter unrefined, 273 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 136 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 205 grams Avocado Oil, and 136 grams of the Cocoa Butter. Next, melt your oils. You can do this in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring until everything is at a liquid state. Once your oils are melted, you can set them aside to cool. You will want to allow both the soaping oils and the lye solution to cool to 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, you will need their temperatures to be within 10 degrees of each other.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Prepping the Sodium Lactate
While you are waiting for the temperatures to drop for your lye solution and soaping oils, you can prepare the sodium lactate. This will be added to the lye solution when it is time. Sodium lactate is added to soap to help harden the soap and to help allow an easier release from the soap mold. It also is a natural moisturizer, humectant, and pH regulator used in soaps, lotions, shampoo, and other bath products. Now, in a small bowl, weigh out 32 grams of sodium lactate. You can set this aside for now.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Prepping the Fragrance Oil
Another step to do while you are waiting for the lye and oils to cool is to get your fragrance oil ready. In another small bowl, weigh out 104 grams of Cappuccino fragrance oil. This can also be set aside for the moment.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is a very handy product for those that use fragrances that contain vanillin. Vanillin is an ingredient that can cause your soap to oxidize and turn brown. In this recipe, we wanted to keep the soap as white as possible, therefore we have added the stabilizer. You will add 104 grams of Vanilla White to the bowl containing your fragrance oil.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Prepping the Titanium Dioxide
The next step is to get the Titanium Dioxide ready. This will be added to a portion of the batter that you want to be white. So, in a small bowl, weigh out 5 grams of titanium dioxide and set this aside.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Prepping the Coffee Grounds
The last step to prep for before we start on our soap batter is to get the coffee grounds ready. In another small bowl, weigh out 15 grams of coffee grounds and set this aside. This will be used in part of the soap batter later.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Batter
Now you will begin preparing the soap batter. First, to the cooled lye solution, add the 32 grams of sodium lactate you weighed previously. Stir the lye solution carefully to incorporate the sodium lactate. Next, add the lye solution to your soaping oils. Using your stick blender, you will emulsify the ingredients together.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White
You will now add the pre-weighed fragrance oil to the soap batter and emulsify this with your stick blender to incorporate the scent.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap Batter
Now that we have the soap batter mixed you will be separating it. So to a new bowl, add 547 grams of soap batter. This will be the white portion of the soap. Then to this bowl, you will add the 5 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Use your stick blender to incorporate the powder. You can set this aside for the time being.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Coffee Grounds
Finally, to the remaining batter, you will add your 15 grams of coffee grounds. You only need to hand stir this to disperse them into the batter.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Mixing the Soap Batters
Now that you have your batters done, you will be combining part of the white batter. To the mixture containing the coffee grounds, you will add half of the white batter in dollops throughout the bowl. The remaining white batter will be set aside. Using a spatula or a wooden skewer, swirl the white batter into the coffee ground batter.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Batter
With your square loaf mold in front of you, pour the mixed soap batter into it. You will want to heap it on top, giving it a rustic appearance, not smooth.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Decorating with the Remaining Batter
Now you will be decorating with the remaining white batter. Since you are piping this, the batter should be a frosting-like consistency. You may have to wait for it thicken up. When it is ready, in a cake decorating bag or a Ziploc bag, add the white batter. Squeeze and twist the top of the bag to push the soap into the corner. Snip off a small section of that corner. Place dollops of the white soap batter down the center of the soap loaf.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Coffee Beans
The finishing touch will be adding the coffee beans along the top of the white dollops. There is no precision here. Just scatter the beans where you like them.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Cutting and Curing the Soap
Lastly, you will allow your soap to setup for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold. When you are able to remove it, you will cut the soap into slices using the mitre box and cutter. Once you have sliced it up, allow it to cure before using or selling.
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: That’s the End
There you my friends! We hope you enjoyed this recipe for our Coffee CP Soap. If you are looking for more cold process soap inspiration, check out our recipe box! We have quite a few recipes to browse through that will help you experience the art of soap making! You can also, find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents) if you feel like showing us what you are up to in the soap and candle world! We love seeing all the things our customers create with Nature’s Garden products! We also have a Show and Tell page on our website that allows you to download a picture of what you made!
Coffee CP Soap Recipe: Cappuccino Coffee Recipe
Cappuccino vs latte. What’s the difference? The one thing they have in common is that they are made with double espresso. Both have white tops of foamy milk. Although the foam on top of a cappuccino is usually thicker. The main difference is cappuccino is usually served in a smaller cup, while a latte is served in a glass. If you want to try your hand at making your own cappuccino and save yourself from spending a small fortune at the coffee house, it is really very easy. This recipe will show you how to make a perfect cup without the expensive machine! Enjoy!