Formula: CP105

For details regarding the terms used and the preparation, but also for your safety, please read the COLD SOAP MANUFACTURING GUIDE first.

Cold process soap with coffee, exfoliating, aromatic and decorative.

Note: 5% superfat

Ingredients for 290 gr of soap (3 blocks)

Sodium hydroxide

Coffee (liquid)

Mango butter

Coconut oil RBD

Olive oil

Shea butter

Ground coffee

Coffee beans


27 gr

72 gr

38 gr

57 gr

76 gr

19 gr

4 gr

a few beans

Preparation method

The day before preparing the soap, boil the necessary amount of coffee which will then be put into molds or bags for ice cubes and put in the freezer. Freezing the liquid and using it in the form of ice cubes is necessary, because coffee in contact with sodium hydroxide causes an even greater heating of the solution. The composition may burn during mixing if the liquid does not have a low temperature.

Before you start preparing the soap, prepare all the utensils and equipment on the work table, to be at hand.
Weigh the necessary ingredients for the recipe.

Remove the coffee cubes from the freezer, place in a heat-resistant glass and prepare the lye as usual, adding caustic soda over the frozen coffee little by little, until dissolved, resulting in a dark-colored solution. Allow the solution to cool to about 40°C.

Put the oils and the butter in a heat-resistant glass and heat in a water bath, to approximately 40°C, until the butter melts.

Transfer the melted oils and butter to a container bigger that 300 ml, or you can use the vessel in which they were heated if it is large enough. Slowly pour the sodium hydroxide solution over the oils. Both must be of similar temperature.
Insert the blender into the bowl and mix until the consistency resembles that of a more liquid pudding, at which point add the ground coffee. Stir quickly with a spatula.

Pour the composition into the mold and decorate with coffee beans. Spray alcohol on the surface of the soap to prevent the formation of sodium carbonate.

Cover with foil and let it rest 2 days in a safe place. Once the soap has hardened, it can be removed from the mold.

The soap is then cured in a well-ventilated area, on shelves or in covered boxes (but not sealed tightly, to allow air circulation). Curing lasts at least 4 weeks from the date of production, during which time the soap is not used because it is still reactive.

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 11/06/2019 Soaps 0

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