Triple Espresso Coffee Soap (Superfat)
Contents | Coffee and Cocoa Powder-Infused Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)(*), Palm Oil (Elaeis guineensis)(*), Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Brewed espresso, Castor Oil (Ricinus communis)(*), Almond Meal, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Clove Bud Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Coffee Grains, Cocoa Powder.
Sample bar weight: Approx 70 gms (start of curing)
Full bar weight: Approx 127 gms (start of curing)
Curing completion date | 3 March
* Ingredients sourced from sustainable and/or organic farming.
Remember my Kitchen Soap v1.0 (link here)? Well, the main problem with that soap was that it wasn’t dark enough despite being laced with coffee-infused oil. So I upped the ante and added in a whole lot more stuff including triple brewed super strong espresso coffee. I scouted the local shops for the strongest (yet not too expensive) coffee I could find and the result is what you see – a wonderfully ultra dark and – may I add – sleek bar of coffee soap!
Therefore, I renamed this soap as the Triple Espresso Coffee Soap. It’s superfatted meaning while it cleans well, it isn’t supposed to dry out skin so you can take it out of the kitchen and use it in the shower. I added in coffee grounds and almond meal to help with exfoliating as I read that caffeine helps minimize the appearance of cellulite and contain high amounts of antioxidants.
Ahah! More reason to hang on to this recipe and reproduce it!!!
I have also started stamping and polishing the edges off my bars. I still need to work on those pesky air bubbles. It is way less and similar to the Passion soap but nonetheless, their existence annoys me. Hopefully I’ll see less and less of them when my beakers arrive. In the meantime, it’s back to my usual things – reviews on cedar cottage playhouses, the kids and life as a SAHM.
Oh, did I mention that I got a new soap cutter to go with my harp cutter? Kekekeke.