JMHO, but I would leave the coffe bean butter for topical leave on applications because of the cost! It is an emulsion of hydrogenated vegetable oils and coffee arabica oil so I am not sure what if any properties including scent would carry over after saponification.Royal said:WHat about using coffee bean butter? Might this keep some of the scent in?
I've been wanting to make coffee soap...
That sounds like a great soap! I've got tons of lanolin that I've been wanting to try in a soap, would you care to share the recipe? I googled it but didn't come up with much.lsg said:I made a batch from an internet recipe called "Mechanics Dream." It contained lanolin and felt kind of greasy at first. After it aged several months, I gave a bar to a friend. Her husband used it to get diesel fuel off of his hands and loved it. He wants to order more. The recipe also had pumace, liquid coffee and 1/8 cup of finely ground coffee. I think it was a one pound batch. Your soap will probably be better the more it ages.
Would like to know more about your successes using infused oils to scent your soaps. I want to be able to make nice-smelling soaps using only things from the backyard (tallow, ashes, herbs).itsmeroro said:what about infusing the grounds in the base oil??? I do this often and the scent usually lasts -- I wonder about using this method for it to carry through -- hm, I am going to give it a go!