Recently I have discovered using coffee. I've read that coffee is actually good for your skin, and I love the added bonus of scrubbing power brought on by the grounds.SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE YOUR SOAP:
- Melt & Pour soap base (offered at craft stores. Don't forget to use your coupons!)
- Ground coffee
- Vitamin E oil (optional)
- Plastic food container (yogurt) or other type of recycled container (microwave safe)
- Plastic spoon or other tool for stirring
WHAT I DID: I bought a large brick of melt and pour goat's milk soap base and cut 8 portions out of the brick and melted it in a 16oz sour cream container. (Melt your soap according to package directions.) This makes about 1c of soap. Next I added 1/4c of coffee and about 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil to the melted soap. (The Vitamin E oil is not necessary, the soap is mostly for scrubbing the clay off of your hands.) Stir with a plastic spoon until combined and pour into molds. Having children in the house helps to have all sorts of fun stuff on hand, and today I used their silicon molds to make Lego Minifigs to keep at the sink.
The nice part about using a recycled container and plastic spoon is that it makes clean up a breeze. Just toss them in the trash!