Thursday, 22 July 2010
I love Coffee soap... My husband loves MY Coffee soap (I have to admit he has not tried anyone else’s and let’s just keep it that way!).. This is my first time making coffee soap without Palm oil. I added some Cocoa Butter, Coconut Milk & Coffee Grinds. The strange layering of slightly different colours was an experiment. Part of the soap I coloured at trace with cocoa powder (the darker brown part), the other part is just the colour from using coffee as the liquid. As I had a bunch of stuff I was adding at trace, when I got to the part where I separated the mixture in 2 & added the Cocoa Powder to 1 part, it started hardening fast... so swirling was out! I had to scoop and layer... and between layers, I sprinkled in extra coffee grounds. I kind of like the look. The smell not-so-much... What sort of Essential Oil blend goes nice with coffee? Not the ones I chose this time... Hmmm... any ideas? Previously I just left my coffee soap unscented.
Happy Soaping! Jen