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If you're trying to learn how to make soap, melt and pour blocks are a great starting point. This is not considered “cold process” soap – we won't be using lye – but it's delicious smelling, wonderful, and handmade (with the help from the melt and pour base), and a lovely gift to give.

DIY Espresso Soap – Melt and Pour

DIY Espresso Soap - Melt and Pour

I made these espresso soaps for Rachel and my Mom for Valentine's Day. They both loved them, and of course I love them… which is probably why I made them in the first place. “Here's your gift. Can I use it now?” ;)

Supplies Needed:

1 pound melt and pour soap base (I used the shea butter kind)
2 ounces espresso
1/2 cup ground coffee beans (I use Superstition's Veneto”s Blend)
soap molds of your choice

espresso soap

DIY Espresso Soap Directions:

This espresso soap is so easy to make, and really you could make so many variations it's just insane! I love the “streaked” look of the espresso, so I used actual brewed espresso in this recipe, but it's not really necessary. As long as you've got the coffee grounds, it'll smell like coffee soap!

DIY Espresso Soap

Melt 1 pound soap in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, being careful not to burn the soap – or your hands! Pour in 2 ounces espresso, and stir.

DIY Espresso Soap

Then, add in 1/2 cup ground coffee, and stir some more.

Espresso Soap - Melt and Pour

Pour soap/coffee mixture into molds and let harden. I am impatient so I put mine in the freezer for 30 minutes and they were ready. If you let them sit out at room temperature, it could take a few hours.

Don't forget to PIN IT! <3

Espresso Soap - Melt and Pour

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I am a wife, mother of two, entrepreneur and life style blogger. I grew up in sunny Southern California and moved to Bozeman, MT in 2001. After our children were grown, and we were semi-retired, we decided to become snow birds and alternate between Montana and Arizona, as our home. Today I spend my time working on my weight watchers friendly blog at www.slapdashmom.com, working in my garden, tending to my animals and dreaming up ways to help and teach others how to start a successful online business.


  1. Espresso soap? I love it!!! I was just reading about washing with the grounds to tighten up skin, now I know how to do it!! Thank you for sharing this with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  2. What an interesting soap flavor! Does it wake you up? I’m sure it smells wonderful. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on the MM Pinterest board! Have a great week!

  3. What a great idea!! My daughter has very sensitive skin and can only use soap from one of the vendors at our local farmers market that makes their own. I never realized how easy it was to make your own though. We will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for linking up with Inspire Me Monday. Have a blessed weekend!!

  4. Such a fun idea! I bet your soaps smell so good in the morning:). Thanks so much for sharing @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! Pinning:). Take care, Tara

  5. Do your coffee soap recipe need a preservative in this recipe? I’m wasn’t sure if the coffee grounds might get moldy. Thanks

    1. Joan, ours doesn’t last that long but I would make it in small batches to be sure!

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