Easy DIY Coffee & Milk Exfoliating Soap

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10-Minute Coffee & Milk Exfoliating Soap

Coffee has many beneficial uses in bath and body products including toning skin, reducing redness, eliminating cellulite, and fading stretch marks and acne scars. It’s also packed full of antioxidants which improve circulation to firm and brighten skin. With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder that this DIY coffee & milk exfoliating soap is my new favorite! Better still,  you can whip up an entire batch of it in less than ten minutes!

DIY Invigorating Coffee Soap

DIY Coffee & Milk Exfoliating Soap

What You’ll Need:

Melt and Pour Soap Base

I use about 1 lb (or half of the block) of soap base at a time which makes four large 4-ounce soaps. The block of goat’s milk soap base cuts easily with a kitchen knife. I slice the soap base into cubes, place them inside a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup, and melt them in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring well after each microwave session to ensure that the soap is completely melted. For 1 lb of soap, I generally microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, stir again, and microwave a final time for 20 seconds.

How to Make Melt and Pour Soap

Melt and Pour Coffee and Milk Soap

When the soap base is completely melted, add the coffee grounds and 15 drops of coffee essential oil. You can use as much or as little of the coffee grounds as you prefer – they are mainly for exfoliation purposes as the majority of the soap’s fragrance comes from the coffee essential oil. Pour the mixture into the soap molds and allow to sit undisturbed until cool (about 30-60 minutes depending on temperature/humidity).

DIY Exfoliating Coffee Soap

Remove the soaps from the molds and enjoy!

These coffee soaps make a fantastic quick & easy gift idea, too!

Quick & Easy DIY Coffee and Milk Soap

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh coffee to invigorate your mind and body, so this soap is a perfect morning pick-me-up!

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    1. Yes, absolutely! Please note, however, that if the base you are using is NOT a suspension base, the coffee bits may settle to the bottom of the bar of soap instead of being evenly disbursed throughout it. 🙂

  1. Your products look wonderful. I liked the goats milk and coffee soap and the bees wax lotion. I will try these both. I am tring to detox from heavy metals, so I appreciate these recipes so very much.

  2. What? Only 10 minutes?! This is so cool! I never heard of such a quick and easy soap recipe. Thanks. It looks and sounds fantastic!

    1. You can use as much or as little of the coffee grounds as you prefer – they are mainly for exfoliation purposes as the fragrance comes primarily from the coffee oil; however, I believe I used about 1/2 cup for 2 lbs of soap base as shown here.

    1. I just made soap bars by melting the goat’s milk base in a small saucepan over the lowest setting on an electric stovetop.

    1. Hi Nadia,
      If you don’t have the coffee essential oil, I would skip using an oil altogether since the fragrance of the tea tree oil would likely overpower the aroma of the coffee grounds. 🙂

  3. I wanted to make something a little more manly for my two brother in-laws and was wondering if you have had any experience adding a nice stout to this instead of the coffee essential oil or would have any recommendations on how to do this.

  4. Would never in a million years have thought to combine coffee and soap…. Simply genius. Now I have to go and make some.