This past year I’ve really been interested in making our own soap and bath bombs. That way, I can customize it to exactly what fragrance, how fizzy I want it or how coarse I want it. Plus, I love getting to use my favorite coffees to start my day off with. So today, I am taking Brooklyn Beans Boardwalk coffee and making some mini coffee soaps.
Brooklyn Beans Boardwalk medium roast has a robust flavor yet is smooth and helps get me invigorated to start my day. I thought this would be the perfect roast to help jump start my mornings on those days that I may need a little pick me up. Not only can I enjoy a cup of Boardwalk blend while I get ready but I can use it to kick off my morning routine in the shower as well.
These mini soaps are really easy to make. It’s a simple melt and pour recipe. But while they are small they sure to do the trick! Plus they are great for travel. You can toss them in your bag and they will last a few showers, just long enough for that quick getaway. I know when we head to Disney World this fall I’ll be bringing a small stash of these with to use every morning so we can get a jump start on the crowds.
You will need the following to create these mini Boardwalk soaps at home –
A little warning here, do not reuse the spatula for cooking food. Keep this for just your soap making. If you plan on making soap, bubble bars or bath bombs frequently you may want to invest in a few items to use exclusively, like a spatula, bowls, measuring cups and spoons plus a few pots. And once you use a silicone mold for soap, bath bombs or bubble bars you should not use it for baking. I keep all my soap making supplies in a bin in the garage just to make sure they do not get mixed in with my regular cooking supplies.
Using a double boiler or a glass bowl over a pot you are going to melt the organic goat’s milk soap base. You will want to cut the soap base into chunks so it melts quicker. Plus, while it’s melting you will want to keep stirring it so it does not scorch or burn. This is the most time consuming of all the steps. Just remember, slow and low, do not turn the heat up or you may burn your soap.
Once your soap base is melted it’s time to get to mixing. Remove the pan from the stove, be careful, the pan is hot and so is the soap base.
Gently stir in the almond oil, essential oil and coffee grounds.
Once they are combined it’s time to pour it into the molds.
To help minimize the mess, use a large cookies sheet and line it with wax paper. Then place the mold on the pan.
Carefully pour the soap into the mold.
You can spray a little rubbing alcohol on the soap to ensure there are no air bubbles. I could not find my spray bottle so I was unable to do this step but I only had a few air bubbles, nothing too noticeable.
Let the soaps cool and harden. If it’s cool outside you can place them outside for a few hours or in the refrigerator. I placed mine in the garage overnight.
Once the soaps are set, carefully remove each soap from the molds. Store in an airtight container until you would like to use them.
These also make great gifts. Place them in a decorative jar and you are set!
Check out some of the coffee scrubs we made over the summer.
Be sure to enter below for your chance to win a case of Brooklyn Beans Boardwalk blend for yourself.
The winner is – Robin G