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Coffee Melt & Pour Soap Bar - Handmade Melt & Pour Soap Home Business Starter Kit

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3 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course

    • 2. Coffee Soap

    • 3. Coffee Scrub Soap

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Want to learn how to create melt and pour soap with natural materials? In this course you'll learn how to create a fun and unique melt and pour soap with step by step instructions. This class is for anyone interested in learning how to create soap or learn a new hobby. 

We will be creating Coffee melt and pour soap with only the following ingredients soap base, natural vanilla extract, and coffee. No artificial scents or additives will be used to create the soap in this course. All ingredients used in this course can be found at your local hobby store and grocery store.

This Is A Basic How To Make Melt And Pour Soap For Beginners Course. No prior knowledge or experience is required. 

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1. Welcome To The Course: hi and welcome to the course. I and my wife are excited to show you the fun and interesting world of working with Milton poor soap and how to use coffee, too. Great. A fun and interesting bar soap that you can enjoy whether if using it, just to wash your hands, giving away as a gift or maybe thinking about doing it at home. So business. So come join us in the course as we're gonna break everything down, step by step on how to use natural products to create an exciting and fund coffee melt and pour soap bar. I'll see in the course and let's get started. 2. Coffee Soap: Hi, everyone, and welcome to the course we're going to start off by getting are so based on our mold together. Whatever type of mold you're using, you're gonna want to cut your so base from your soap block down into more manageable sizes that we weaken. Test fit. How much so we need for our mold. There are tons of different types of molds out there. There are silicone moulds or plastic molds like what you see it's using here. You can also use a baking tray lined with parchment paper or plastic tin that's heat safe line with parchment paper. Tons, different options out there. But whatever size, mold or shaped mold you're using, you want to cut your soap based down to a size that will comfortably fit inside your mold. And we're just trying to get a rough idea of how much soap base we need, so don't feel like you have to jam pack it. Don't feel like it has to shake and be loosened there. You just want to fit it in to get a pretty decent idea. If you need to cut off a little mawr or take out a little bit, that's perfectly fine. We're just trying to figure out roughly where we need to be. A quick note on so base we have standard shea butter, so base, which can be found in almost any hobby store. But feel free to experiment with glycerin or any of the other different types of soap bases out there. You can find a show, a local hobby store, our online at Amazon or wherever you like to buy yourself making products after you. Like how much soap is in your mould. There were gonna be moving on to the next step and getting everything ready for our coffee soap to make coffee. So unique coffee. I'm gonna be using my poor over and one of my personal favorite brands of coffee. But feel free, use whatever you like. A quick note on coffee. Whenever you're making this soap, it's really meant for normal coffee. And what I mean by that is something it's made in a poor over. Like what you see me doing here, or your classic countertop coffee machine or maybe a percolator or French press. This isn't really a recipe designed for espresso or Turkish coffee or some of the stronger denser coffee's out there. Cold brew would work perfectly well, but I would definitely get fresh coffee. I wouldn't use coffee that's a week old or store bought pre made coffee. You definitely want to do this with something fresher. And I do consider cold brew fresh in case you're worried about that. But just go ahead and make your coffee. However you choose to enjoy it because you will have plenty of coffee leftovers, so you'll get to drink some coffee. After your coffee is made, you're gonna be setting aside about a cup into a small vessel. We're gonna be using this later to make our coffee elixir. After setting a signed copy that you need for the project, enjoy the rest of your coffee. Now we're gonna add one cup of coffee to a saucepan, and we're gonna be simmering this on low heat until it reduces down into a very thick liquid and is very important here. You're looking for a wide pan that we're gonna have a ton of service Syria for the coffee to cook down after simmering your coffee down. You should have just about an ounce of coffee. Reduction are about half a shot class. Now we're going to add half of a tablespoon of vanilla extract to our coffee reduction. It's very important here to get natural vanilla extract and not imitation. After you've added the vanilla extract to the coffee reduction just started around that way , it fully combines into the coffee. Next, we're gonna be taking our soap chunks and cutting them down to smaller pieces. Say, about an inch and 1/2 to an inch, and they will be putting them into a microwave safe vessel. We are going to be Mike waving the soap. Intend to 22nd burst very slowly that we don't burn the soap? Here's what your soap said look like at the halfway point of your melting process, you're still gonna have some solid blobs of soap, but in general it's starting to melt. Just keep going. Next, we're gonna be combining our coffee elixir and vanilla extract into are fully melted. So base you want to take extra time here and really make sure that the elixir and the so based are fully combined that we don't have any word streaking or on clumpy bits in your soap. In terms of this part is color. This part doesn't have color, so just take a few extra seconds and make sure it's fully incorporated. After you fully incorporated, you wanna have your mold at the ready, and then you're gonna go and pour your soap into the mold. Be careful. You might spill a little bit, as you see us do here, but that's not the end of the world. Just keep going. Mistakes happen after you get your soap fully into the mold. We're now going to let are so cool just for a few minutes after we've allowed our soap too cool for about five minutes. The next step is gonna be to take some ground coffee and Sprinkle it over the top, and this is a time to not worry about being wasteful. Or if you're putting too much, it's very important that you fully cover every piece of visible soap with coffee grounds. That way we get a good, nice, pretty crust of coffee across the top of our soap. A quick note on the coffee. It does not need to be fresh ground. Any ground coffee will work for this, so just take some extra time and make sure you cover everything. If a little bit of coffee sinks into the soap, it's perfectly fine. Just keep working in and covering up all the little visible spots to the best of your abilities. After you get it pretty good, we're gonna take a butter knife and just kind of smooth out the coffee a little bit and feel free to press down a little bit. As you do this, some of the coffee is going to sink in. That's perfectly fine. It's just gonna help with the crust of the soap. Begin again. We're trying to get a nice, smooth, fully covered, fully coffee coated top of the soap, so just take some extra time and kind of work the coffee grounds around until you get it. Just how you like it next year and take the butter knife and we're gonna puncture our coffee crust a little bit. This is going to allow some of the soap to come up over the coffee grounds, and this will help the soap it here a little bit better to the coffee. Don't worry if a little bit of soap gets exposed. That's why we have Mork around coffee ready to go after you've gotten yourself how you like it? We're gonna let this set 12 hours to 24 hours, or you could just simply say, overnight after we've allowed it to rest. Then we can go ahead and take it out of our mold. It again here were demoing, a plastic mould. But if using a silicone mold, you would just simply flex the silicone to release the soap. Or if you using parchment paper, another vessel, you just slowly work on the parchment paper until the soap came free from the vessel. Most of your moulds, they're gonna have some type of instruction on what to do unless you're using a baking pan or something else. And then just use common sense. Pull very lightly, you know, don't work too fast. But here we're gonna be using a plastic mould. And once you have your soap fully out, you can see the beauty of your coffee soap. It's got a very lovely color. We're going to start off by cutting off when I refer to as the heads and the tales. And that's just kind of the far ends of the bar here. We're using a crinkle cutter, but feel free to use a large kitchen knife for any other form of cutting implement. I prefer a decorative coming implement that way it gives it a little bit extra character, but we're just gonna clean up those ends because they usually don't turn out to Well, they may have a blemish or two. Now you're going to take the longest soap and using your finger to measure, we're gonna cut one bar off. And this is a good demo bar. You know, you can kind of get a feel for what the soap is gonna look like in a cross section. You could take this and wash your hands with it. Just can't experience with the bar is gonna be like with the rest of long. We're gonna cut it in half and then we're just gonna clean up all of the sides, and we're just doing the same processes before anywhere we see this a smooth side that might have a blemish. We're just gonna take our wavy cutter or whatever are cutting. Implement is and just clean up that side. Don't throw away the cut off pieces. You can use those as tester bars or given to a friend to try out whatever you want to do with them. We're just going to continue the process of measuring with their finger and cutting out a bar. And these don't have to be perfect. You're cutting skills will get better with time. In general, a finger is the best way to do it. But if you want a larger bar, use two fingers. You want a smaller bar? Use something else smaller than a finger. You measure your bars in whatever size you like, for whatever gonna be doing with them, whether it would be selling them or give them away as a gift. Whatever it may be, we're just going to continue this process on the second part of the log, cleaning up the ah blemish sides and getting it ready to go just like what we did with the previous bar. And after we have everything trimmed, we're just going to repeat the process. Put a finger down cut, but a finger down cut, put a finger down cut. If you're worried about your soap, not looking perfect. Don't worry about that. This is a rustic homemade product. Just go with it after you have all of your bars cut. Go ahead and pick out one of the bars. Pick it up. Take a look at it. Hold it to the light. Make sure you like how it turned out. If you're satisfied with everything than congratulations on making your soap and I hope you really enjoyed it and had a good time. Hope you had fun. Enjoyed this course and learned a lot about the great hobby of melted poor soap. And you see, this is a starting point for you to come back and experiment with and try new things and create interesting and fund soaps that you can share with your friends and family. Or just enjoy having interesting and unique soaps around the house in whatever form or fashion you like yet again from myself and my wife. We appreciate you taking the time out every day to come and learn from us and spend your time with us. And I hope you have a great rest today 3. Coffee Scrub Soap: For this soap, you're gonna need some inexpensive coffee. Just give it overs readily available. If you have some nice single origin organic, it's probably greater than the COP and taste amazing, but don't waste it on this soap. We're looking for something and give us that coffee smell in that coffee feel. So don't spend a ton of money to make this. So we're gonna need a mold, a measuring cup, our coffee from earlier, a spray bottle that we are going to be putting high proof rubbing alcohol into pop bubbles, a soap cutter or large kitchen knife, a cutting board, and then some soap base here I'm using clear so base, but feel free to use whatever you'd like. Next you want to cut your so Bay's down into smaller chunks and you're just looking for something relatively small. Don't spend a whole lot of time worrying about this. Just get it cut up. Now we wanna get our sub chunks into a heat safe container or microwave safe. And we're going to be melting this. So in ten to 22nd burst, depending on the strength of your microwave. And the important thing here is to take it slow and allow the soap to melt fully. A quick note about clear soap if you're working with clear. So base, it's a great place to start because it allows you to kind of look into the jar and see what's not fully melted yet. But anyways, get everything into the microwave and start melting now and to add some coffee to our soap base. And you have some options here. Usually I like to do equal parts, but feel free to do less or more depending on your personal preferences. I like a lot of scrubbing area on my scrub subs. But if you'd like a little bit less, you know, you can go half the volume of soap base to coffee or feel like a little bit more, add more. The point is, is that you customize this soap to fit your personal desires. But we're gonna go for something that's relatively close to even between the soap base and the coffee. That way we get a really nice thick scrubby layer, but then we also have a nice thick soapy layer to kinda keep the soap together. Next, we want to stir everything up super thoroughly. Make sure there's no clumps or anything that's going to dry and be weird. So just make sure and take a couple extra minutes to start everything thoroughly. Then we have our mole that they're ready. We want to go ahead and dump everything into our mold and make sure in scrape out the container, you know, don't go crazy, but just try and get all the big bits that way you're getting all the soap base and all of that coffee into the mold. Next, we're going to spray our soap with some rubbing alcohol. And this is going to pop any of the micro bubbles that formed from pouring. Now, this step if you're just making so for yourself, you're not going to be giving it to somebody else or trying to sell it, you can probably skip it. But if you want to give this as a gift or sell this, you really want to make sure and not skip this step. This is gonna be what allows you to have that clean finished product looking soap. If your soap as a tem micro bubbles in it that just looks really amateurish. Now we're gonna top our soap, but some fresh coffee. And this is going to add just some more kind of texture and smell and feel to the soap. And this is a really important step. That way. You know, you have the main coffee of the soap, but you also have something that hasn't been, you know, quote, unquote cooked by the soap base. And this is just a great way to kind of rattle album more of that coffee, smell coffee zing to your soap. Make sure and hit on the corners and all the sides and don't worry about it being too to even try and spread it relatively evenly. After you get your coffee laid across the top, we want to take a butter knife and just go ahead and make a couple of wells That's going to allow some of the coffee soap to kinda come up over the top of that fresh coffee and help it adhere to the so br as a whole. And this is an important step. And you know, depending on how fast your soap chooses to dry, you wanna make sure that enough of it, you know, kind of stick to the coffee that way it does. The top layer of coffee doesn't just all fall off whenever we gotta cut it. Do make sure and go ahead and douse your soap again with rubbing alcohol, and that's to keep away any micro bubbles. Now let's de mould our soap and see how it turned out here. You can see I'm taking apart my plastic mold in some of the coffee is probably going to fall off the top. But that's okay. You wanna make sure an applied gentle pressure whenever taking your soap out of the mould, it is going to form a pretty strong suction to the mold. So don't go ripping interring edit, but you will have to use a little bit of force. And as you can see, just for a little bit of persistence and effort, it comes right on out of the mold just with a little bit of doing. Now let's trim the head and tail of our soap blog. And that's just cutting a really thin sliver of the short sections, kind of the back and the front. And don't throw these bars away. Use them as test your longs. And this is a great way to kind of see, you know, what's your final product look like? How's it feel? Interview, wash your hands. And like I said earlier, I wanted a lot of coffee scrub and a little bit of soap and this is about perfect for me. It gives me just enough to kind of grab onto in my hand, but a lot of good scrub to get in there and work off any gunk or whatever's on your hands and on your skin. Now we want to cut our soap loaf in half, and this is just to allow it to be easier to work. And after we get a cut in half, we want to trim off any of the smooth sides just because of blemishes and everything else. And even if you're not using your crinkled cutter, if you're just using a kitchen knife, you still wanna do this step. And this is just to give the soap a more finished edge. Now just simply line your finger up and start cutting bars. And you can do one finger, two fingers, three finger, forefinger, whatever you would like here. I usually go with one to two fingers and just kinda go down and blast the bars out and get a good look and a good feel for how the soap is. And here you can see me just kinda busted through it, getting them done pretty quickly. And you can see here in the final product we have a good quality bar with a nice thick scrubby area. It has a lovely color and I can promise you this smell is absolutely amazing. So I hope you enjoyed learning how to make coffee, scrubs, soap, and choose to do this for yourself.