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Coffee Soap Recipe


Here is a basic soap recipe that adds the scrubbing power and odor eliminating benefits of coffee grounds. This recipe makes 3 pounds of soap.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 8 oz. palm oil
  • 8 oz. coconut oil
  • 8 oz. olive oil
  • 2 oz. castor oil
  • 9 oz. water or 50:50 combination of water and coffee
  • 3.7 oz. lye
  • 1.2 oz. coffee fragrance oil
  • 2 tbs. of already brewed coffee grounds


Mix your lye solution first and set it aside to cool. Make sure you understand how to make a lye solution with liquids other than water. Measure and heat your solid oils until completely melted. Measure and add the liquid oils to the melted solid oils. When both the lye and the oils are at about 100-120 degrees, slowly pour the lye solution into the oils. Stir with a stick blender, alternating short blasts with the blender and stirring. Mix the soap until it reaches a light trace. Add the fragrance oil and coffee grounds. Mix them into the soap thoroughly. Pour the raw soap into your mold and let it sit for 12-24 hours until it has cooled off completely and is hard enough to cut. Remove it from the mold and slice into bars. Let it cure an additional 2-4 weeks.

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