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How To Make Fresh Coffee Soap (Cold Process Method)

Here is one for all the coffee lovers out there! Coffee is not only a great boost in the morning, it also is great for your skin. In todays’s recipe we will be adding coffee to our soap using the method called cold process method. We prefer cold process method because its making the soaps from scratch (where you can choose your favorite oils) and it also retains most of the nutrients from the coffee that you are adding in. To read more about the method and formulating; click here to find out more.

To make the soap add lye flakes, distilled water Barista Bro’s iced coffee flavoured milk (or any brand or you can diy) and ground coffee to an oil mix. The oil mix contains palm, coconut, castor and olive oil and is extremely nourishing. Olive oil is rich with antioxidants, and unclogs pores. This leaves the skin glowing and radiant. The Barista Bro’s iced coffee flavoured milk will hydrate and moisturize the skin. Ground coffee is used to exfoliate the skin, and will leave it smooth and soft. 

Add café caramel fragrance oil, as a final touch, to get that delicious coffee aroma. Enjoy!


Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 40 minutes

Ingredients: (makes 6 x 50g soap bars)

  1. 94.5g Coconut Oil 
  2. 94.5g Olive Oil 
  3. 31.5g Castor Oil 
  4. 94.5g Palm Oil 
  5. 46.5g SoapLab’s Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) Pastilles 
  6. 46.5g Distilled Water  
  7. 31.5g Barista Bro.’s Iced Coffee Flavoured Milk 
  8. 22.5 Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil 
  9. 5g Grounded Coffee
  10. 10-20 sprays of Rubbing Alcohol
  11. 6 cavity silicon mold 50g

Equipments You Will Need:

  1. Heat Resistant Containers
  2. Spatula/ Stirrer (Can Also be kitchen Spoon)
  3. Weighing Scale (Digital)
For more info on what other equipments you will need to start making handmade skincare; click here

Visual Guide  

  1. Combine lye flakes with distilled water carefully. Wear gloves & long sleeves to avoid backsplash getting in contact with exposed skin. 

  2. Slowly mix with a whisk until all the lye flakes have dissolved in the distilled water. Solution may become hot, do be cautious. 

  3. To bring lye solution to room temperature, place container in a water bath. 

  4. Measure out the Iced Coffee Flavoured Milk carefully to avoid any spillage and then set aside.
  5. Separately, pour your Oil Mix into a heat resistant mixing container. Combine room temperature Lye Water  with the oil mix.

  6. Next, use a whisk and mix until it reaches thin trace. Timing of this may vary as the faster you mix, the faster solution will saponify and reaches thin trace. 
  7. Next, add in Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil. For this, use a pipette for easy measuring & dispensing.

  8. Next, add in grounded coffee

  9. Add in Iced Coffee Flavoured Milk into the container and mix everything using a whisk until milk & oil are evenly dispersed throughout the soap mixture. 

  10. Prepare your silicone mold. Spray with Rubbing Alcohol to sanitise mold. Next, pour in soap mixture into each cavity. Pour carefully, soap might still be warm. 

  11. Sprinkle on some more grounded coffee on top of each soap. Then, leave soap for 24 to 48 hours to harden. 

  12. Once hardened, carefully pull mold away from soap. This will help preserve those desired sharp & crispy edges of the soap.  

  13. Whenever you feel ready, gently push soap out from the mold.  

  14. Soap will be needing 2 -  4 weeks to fully cure before it is used. Keep soap aside till then. 


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  1. Always test the product on your skin for allergic test first. Click here to find out how to do so
  2. If you are selling this product, advice your consumers to do allergic test first
  3. Make sure all your utensils and work surface is clean and sterilise as dirty area and utensils can reduce shelf life of scrub
  4. Do not add in any Fresh ingredients that can spoil easily as this will reduce the shelf life of product unless specified in recipe. Click here to find out more
  5. If applying on face, avoid citrus based or sandalwood essential oil as Malaysian weather will cause your skin to be easily sun burnt. Wear sun protection if add these Essential oils.
  6. If you have any questions; please don't hesitate to contact us here via FB messenger or via WhatsApp at 0126643817
  7. If you would like to join our Skincare & Soap Making Class Click here
  8. If you would like to have these readymade (PRIVATE LABEL/OEM) for you, email sales@soaplabmalaysia.com For Free Quotation.

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