Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Coffee Soap

I saw a lot of soapers making coffee soaps, I just had to try it.  Caffeine is supposed to be very beneficial to the skin and incorporating the grounds into the soap add to its exfoliating factor as well.
This first coffee batch was also my first time to use double butters.  It includes coconut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, palm kernel flakes oil, mango butter, cocoa butter and castor oil.  The bottom coffee part was fragranced with "Butt Naked" which is described to be granny smith apples, honeydew melon, middle notes of strawberries and pears and a hint of spice.  The topping was unscented.
These were the leftover batter I made into cupcakes.  The topping for the loaf was colored with titanium dioxide to give a lighter contrast to the bottom which was uncolored.  The fragrance oil used has proven to discolor the soap to shades of brown and the batter was made with brewed coffee instead of plain distilled water. 
The loaf came out of the mold, easy, looking so shiny, smooth and feels so silky.  I can not wait to try this batch soon.
I am very happy with how the batch turned out.  Thank you very much for dropping by.
Happy Soaping.

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