You may be thinking, ‘Why are you making a pumpkin coffee soap in the middle of December?’ I know, the Fall season is gone.
But, pumpkin and coffee have plenty of benefits to offer. And, it’s never not a good time for the smell of pumpkin!
I also had a bunch of pumpkin puree to use up! 🙂 So I pulled up my Natural Soap Making eBook and started making one of my favorite soap recipes yet!
So, what are the benefits of pumpkin coffee soap?
This soap has brewed coffee, coffee grounds and pumpkin puree.
While the brewed coffee helps to fight kitchen odors like garlic, onions and fish, the grounds are also exfoliating!
And, here are some amazing benefits of pumpkin:
- said to reduce cellulite
- sooth sun and winter burned skin
- full of anti-oxidents
- soothes itchiness
- contains fruits enzymes and AHA’s, which brighten and smooth skin
- also contains Vitamin A & C to boost collagen
Those benefits alone are enough for me to want this soap year round! Then, when you add in the scents of cinnamon and clove from essential oils I can’t resist it!
Now, let’s make our Pumpkin Coffee Soap!
108.15 g Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
266.63 g strong brewed coffee
56.70 g Castor oil
198.45 g Coconut Oil
425.25 g Olive oil
127.58 g Shea butter
2 oz Pumpkin puree
1 tsp used coffee grounds (plus a bit extra to decorate the top)
1 mL Cinnamon Leaf essential oil
1 mL Clove essential oil
a pinch of Dark Red Brazilian Clay
Brew a strong pot of coffee, and put it in the fridge to cool.
Mix together your pumpkin puree, coffee grounds and essential oils, (I like to use these pipettes to measure out my essential oils.) and set aside.
Measure out your lye in a container used only for lye. I like to use a glass prep bowl.
Measure the brewed coffee.
Sprinkle the lye over the coffee and stir in, setting it aside to allow it to cool to 90°F-115°F.
Measure your oils, the solids first heating to soften followed by the liquids.
Add your dark red Brazilian clay and mix in.
Allow your oils to reach a temp of 90°F-115°F and a temp of 10-20°F between the two of them. This should take about 30-45 minutes.
Drizzle the lye mixture into your oils.
Alternate stirring and blending with a stick blender until you reach trace.
Blend in your pumpkin puree mixture.
Sprinkle the top with more used coffee grounds, for decoration.
Allow it to sit for 24-48 hours, covered with a blanket or two.
Check for cracking and remove the blankets if you see that it is.
Remove from the mold and slice.
Let the soap cure for 3-4 weeks.
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