Monday, January 17, 2011

Mocha Swirl Soap

For our inner caffeine addict, this bar will definitely wake you up in the morning!

I shredded 4 bars of white soap of the skin lightening variety. Melt in microwave until gooey.

These are sticks of pure cocoa butter...hhmmm...

Melt the cocoa butter and pour into the melted soap. At first it makes a small fizzle...

Then it makes a BIG fizzle.

Whisk it in. Don't worry, the mixture will still remain white.

I added an entire bottle of coffee essential oil, just to make sure we get the scent right on this one.

Pour into loaf pan. Now I can get to the fun part.

Melted another 2 bars of white soap in the microwave, mix in ivory icing paste to create a warm terracotta coffee-like colour and 2 great big scoops of ground coffee! Some of the coffe will melt into the mixture and fill the room with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.

Whisk then pour over the white soap while still hot. Very important step to ensure the lovely swirl pattern in the soap.

I used the spoon to give it a few more twirls to get that marbling effect on every bar.

Freeze overnight and then cut =)

It's as though someone poured cream over the coffee.

You can see the swirls better once you cut through it.

Each and every bar is unique and special =)

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