Succulent Melt and Pour Coffee Soap Recipe
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How to make an easy succulent melt and pour coffee soap recipe.  This is a layered soap with coffee melt and pour soap on the bottom and a cute soap succulent on top.  It's naturally scented with coffee essential oil and copaiba essential oil.  

The weather is getting warmer, and I'm ready to move on to summer DIY bath and body recipes.  Last year, I made several succulent DIYs with a cute little mold. 

This year, I have a few things planned with the same mold.  The first is an easy succulent melt and pour coffee soap recipe.  
 

This is a two layer soap with an easy melt and pour coffee soap on the bottom and succulent soaps on top.  

Succulent Melt and Pour Coffee Soap Recipe


This recipe was inspired by a coffee scrub recipe from Soap Deli News.  She used a larger succulent mold and made a coffee scrub with a succulent soap on top.  

I thought it was adorable, so it inspired this succulent melt and pour coffee soap recipe.  I also liked how she dusted her mold with green and pink, but I used green, rose gold, and purple.



Coffee Infused Oil


Earlier this week, I showed you how to make a coffee infused oil.  When you infuse coffee in oil, you get the skin benefits of the coffee and the carrier oil, and it smells like coffee.

I won't get into how to make coffee infused oil because you can read all it about it on that post.  You can also buy coffee infused oil on Etsy if you'd rather not make it yourself.

Melt and Pour Soap


I used both white and clear melt and pour soap, both from Crafty Bubbles.  You can use any melt and pour soap base

I used white for the succulents and clear for the coffee soap on the bottom. You can use white for the bottom, but the clear lets the coffee grounds show.  I wanted it to look like the succulent was potted, and the clear looks better to me.  



Adding Coffee to Melt and Pour Soap

You can add up to 1 tablespoon of coffee per pound of melt and pour soap.  Just make sure that you are using dry coffee grounds; if there is any moisture, it can grow mold or bacteria in the soap.

Learn more about melt and pour soap additives and how to use them properly.

I did not use a suspension base.  If you add coffee or heavy additives, they can fall to the bottom as the soap sets up.

I melted the soap, added the coffee and other additives, then let it sit for a few minutes.  Pouring at a lower temperature helps it set up quicker, so the coffee doesn't completely fall to the bottom.  

Essential Oils


Even though the coffee infused oil smells like coffee, I wanted a stronger coffee scent.  I used coffee essential oil and copaiba essential oil.  



Coffee essential oil smells like a fresh brewed cup of coffee.  I used it for both the scent and its properties for skin.  

Coffee essential oil is a natural astringent.  It's said to help tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Will this soap completely get rid of your cellulite?  No, sorry.  It might tighten your skin, and it definitely smells great.

I also added copaiba essential oil.  Copaiba is quickly becoming one of my favorite essential oils.  I used it for this homemade pain relief salve with arnica and dandelion body butter recipe

Copaiba smells warm and rich and almost like honey.  It complements the coffee smell very well.

Copaiba is said to be great for natural pain relief.  It also has many skin benefits, including promoting healing and being a natural anti-inflammatory.  

Molds


I used the Wilton succulent mold.  It's a smaller succulent, so it makes a better topper for soap than a soap.  You can also use it for guest soaps.  

For the round mold, I used the Crafter's Choice round soap mold.  Mine is so old that the color has changed.  

This is a heavy duty silicone mold, and it will last you many, many years. 




Mica


The mica set that I used isn't available anymore.  I used green, purple, and rose gold.  This set of mica is very similar to the colors that I used. 


Succulent Ingredients


Coffee Soap Ingredients


Tools and Supplies


  • Digital scale
  • Pyrex measuring cups
  • Spoons

Succulent Directions


Step #1


Cut soap into 1 inch cubes.  Melt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.  If it's not melted, stir well to get it to melt.  If needed, microwave 10 seconds at a time until melted.

Step #2


Sprinkle green, purple, and white mica on the bottom of the succulent mold.  Blow the mold into a sink or trash can to remove excess mica.



Step #3


Add green mica and essential oils to soap.  Stir well.  Carefully pour into them mold and let sit until hardened.



Coffee Soap Directions


Step #1


Cut clear melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes.  Microwave for 30 second intervals until melted.  

Step #2


Add coffee grounds and coffee infused oil to soap.  Stir well.  Add essential oils and stir again.



Step #3


Pour into round soap mold.  You want to fill each cavity about 90 percent full and reserve some to attach the succulents.  Spray tops with rubbing alcohol and let cool for half an hour.



Step #4


Remelt the rest of the coffee soap.  Score the tops of the soaps with a knife and spray with rubbing alcohol.  Pour the rest of the coffee soap into each cavity and place a succulent on top.



Let cool completely and unmold.  


I just love how cute these succulent meld and pour coffee soaps turned out!  You can use them in the kitchen as a hand soap since coffee helps combat cooking smells on your hands.  It also makes a great bath bar with the coffee and essential oils.



If you like this easy succulent melt and pour coffee soap recipe, you'll love these soap recipes:


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soap, melt and pour soap, succulent, copaiba essential oil, coffee essential oil
Yield: 4 bars
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10

Easy Succulent Coffee Soap Recipe

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 15 M
How to make an easy succulent coffee soap recipe with melt and pour soap.

tools:

  • Digital scale
  • Pyrex measuring cups
  • Spoons

steps:

Succulent Soap Directions
  1. Cut 2 ounces soap into 1 inch cubes. Melt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. If it's not melted, stir well to get it to melt. If needed, microwave 10 seconds at a time until melted.
  2. Sprinkle green, purple, and white mica on the bottom of the succulent mold. Blow the mold into a sink or trash can to remove excess mica.
  3. Add green mica and 2 drops of each of the essential oils to soap. Stir well. Carefully pour into them mold and let sit until hardened.
Coffee Soap Directions
  1. Cut 16 ounces of clear melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes. Microwave for 30 second intervals until melted.
  2. Add coffee grounds and coffee infused oil to soap. Stir well. Add 25 drops of each of the essential oils and stir again.
  3. Pour into round soap mold. You want to fill each cavity about 90 percent full and reserve some to attach the succulents. Spray tops with rubbing alcohol and let cool for half an hour.
  4. Remelt the rest of the coffee soap. Score the center of the tops of the soaps with a knife and spray with rubbing alcohol. Pour the rest of the coffee soap into each cavity and place a succulent on top.
  5. Let cool completely and unmold.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.