Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Coffee Butter & Monoi Soap with Squalane


I made this soap a couple of years ago for a fund raiser. And of course, I kept a few bars for myself. I really enjoyed this soap, and thought I'd share the recipe. I'll be restocking this very soon.

55% Avocado Oil
25% Coffee Butter
20% Monoi de Tahiti

I made this 1.2 kilo batch using the hot process method, and I added a few teaspoons of olive squalane to the soap after it had cooked. I also put in a few grams of vanilla oleo resin and some coffee essential oil to boost the scent.

I hope you'll try it and treat yourself!

12 comments:

Joanna Schmidt said...

oh my, I love the label design with the sugar cubes falling into the coffee. You are so cute!

Traumschaumseife said...

Please tell me, what is coffee butter an this " Monoi of Thahiti"? i never heard about it, Can I get this in germany?
Yes your labels are all very pretty, I love them too!

Claudia

Heather@Twin Birch said...

I agree with Joanna! Your labels are adorable!! Lucky me! I know first hand just how yummy your soaps are!
I had to "divide and share" with some of my best girlfriends! They are head over heels! When are you opening your US store?? :)

gracefruit said...

Joanna, thank you! I used to make lots of fun labels for my soaps, but I've really cut back on packaging.

Claudia, monoi is coconut oil that's been infused with gardenias. It's lovely! Coffee butter is hydrogenated coffee essential oil. If you like the scent of roasted coffee beans, you will love coffee butter. I'm not sure where to get it in Germany, though.

Thank you, Heather! You are too kind. We are enjoying your foot treats. I'm glad you're sharing -- because I am too! My BIL has terrible circulation and loves handmade footie goodies.

feto soap said...

oh my! the label and soap look great as do the ingredients! how luxurious!

gracefruit said...

Hey, L! It's great to see you. Hope you're doing well.

LoveMichie said...

That looks so yummy, can I eat it? Hehe, does the scent of the Monoi oil come through?

dcyrill said...

I love love love Monoi de Tahiti oil. When I can find it. I can only imagine what the soap smells like with the coffee butter. Yum Yum. :)

gracefruit said...

Thanks again! The monoi scent does come through, and the coffee butter marries well with it.

E x

Anne-Marie said...

I'm with Joanna on this one; the label design is oh too cute!

gracefruit said...

Thanks, Ann-Marie. And good luck with your new venture!

Squalane said...

Squalane is present in human bodies that aids in guarding the skin. It has many health benefits like, it rejuvenate, nurture, moisturise and increase oxygen supply to the skin. It is non-greasy version of moisturisers, repairs cracks. It relieves skin eruptions, pigmentation, dryness, eczema etc.