How to Make Exfoliating Soap REUSING Coffee or Tea Grounds

How to Make Exfoliating Soap REUSING Coffee or Tea Grounds


Hi there and welcome to another video! In case you’re new to the channel, my name is Marta. and here on Bottega Zero Waste, I’ll show you how you can live more zero waste with less. In this video, I want to show you how you can reuse coffee grounds to make an exfoliating soap. If you are not a coffee fan, not to worry. You can use tea grounds instead. As always, let’s make sure we are all geared up for safety. Put on your goggles, gloves, and wear comfortable clothes with long sleeves and pants. Since the soap will be exfoliating, I have used a high quantity of olive oil to ensure the soap is very moisturising. I’ve also used sunflower oil to add silkiness to the lather. The coconut oil will make the soap bubbly and the cocoa butter hard and creamy. As a first step we will prepare our lye solution using a stainless steel saucepan or a heat safe pyrex glass container. Remember, always add the lye to the water and never the opposite. The solution will heat up and we need to wait for it to cool down to about 110 F-43 C. Make sure to cover it with a cloth and leave it in a safe area far from pet and children. While we wait for the solution to cool down we can prepare our oils and additives. We will weight down all the oils we need in one stainless steel saucepan and melt them on the stove at low heat. We will then add 1 teaspoon of the ground coffee. making sure it is dry, and then we’ll add 1 teaspoon of essential oil on it I chose vanilla but I think also sandalwood would work great. Once the oils and the lye have reached similar temperature and they are roughly 10 degrees apart you can add the lye to the oils and start stick blending until you reach a light trace. This is when the soap leaves a faint trail when left dripping on the soap batter. At the stage, we can also incorporate our essential oils and coffee mix and stir well with a spatula until the mix is fully incorporated. We will stick blend a few more seconds to reach a slightly thicker trace and pour into your chosen moulds. Leave the soap to harden in the mould for about 24 hours, and, once hard, gently remove it from the mould Leave your coffee soap to cure to allow any lye water left in it to evaporate out. Normally, the cure time is at least 4-6 weeks before the soap can be used. and enjoy! I really hope you enjoy the video. and let me know in the comments below, which one would you make? a coffee soap or a tea soap? If you want to learn more about soap making, you can register to one of my free online soap making workshops. These are taught completely live but you can join online from anywhere around the world. and it is a great way to get to know the process a little better. and also you get to ask all your questions through an interactive chat box. I left the link to register for the next event in the description box below.

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