Making soap paste with coffee

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I have recently made a great soap paste with goat milk where the goat milk is chilled and added at trace. I saw a thread where someone asked about coffee in the paste and diluting with coffee as well but I want to know about just making the paste with coffee and diluting with just water or a water glycerin mix. TIA
 
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I have recently made a great soap paste with goat milk where the goat milk is chilled and added at trace. I saw a thread where someone asked about coffee in the paste and diluting with coffee as well but I want to know about just making the paste with coffee and diluting with just water or a water glycerin mix. TIA
I personally would not dilute LS soap paste with anything other than water or adding in some glycerin/water mix, so most folks do not preserve LS and it can grow uglies including mold especially if adding /diluting with liquids that can grow nasties.
 

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Using coffee as the liquid to make the lye solution may work but you don't want to use it as part of your dilution water for the reason @cmzaha mentioned above. For example, when I make herbal tea to use in the lye solution, even though I store it in the fridge until I'm ready to soap, it goes bad after 3 days.
 

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The recipe I used for my goat milk liquid soap was just water and glycerin in the lye solution and the goat milk was added at trace. Dilution was just with water and a little salt to thicken. I want to do the same recipe but add the coffee at trace. Nowhere else. I don’t want to dilute with coffee. Just water
 

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I personally would not dilute LS soap paste with anything other than water or adding in some glycerin/water mix, so most folks do not preserve LS and it can grow uglies including mold especially if adding /diluting with liquids that can grow nasties.
I don’t want to dilute the soap with coffee. I want to add the coffee to the paste at trace like I do my goat milk soap
 

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