Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Espresso Turkish Mocha Soap

Turkish Mocha Espresso Soap

Keeping in mind that I need espresso to wake myself up every morning (2-3 cups!), I thought I could make a morning shower delight for myself and others.  Here is my attempt.  I'll cut the bars tomorrow morning.  Hopefully, the soap comes out okay.


Suds to Love said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joanna! Is it Brambleberry's Turkish Mocha? I love the stiff white peaks (looks like foam) with the cinnamon sprinkled on top, just like going to Starbucks! Is it a layered soap? I can't wait to see cut pictures tomorrow.

sherrieg said...

Yay, Joanna! It looks great! Are there any layers or surprises in there? I wish I could smell it. :)

Joanna Schmidt said...

Hey Sudsy! I did not layer this time. I did straight up coffee soap. The sprinkles are finely ground espresso, which I also mixed in the vat. Yes, BB Turkish Mocha and real espresso. It set up FAST! We'll see how it works out.

I am still confused with how much scent to put in my soap batches. Any basic suggestions?

Michelle said...

It reminds me of the snickers cooler I buy at caribou all the time. Yummmmm! I love the little sprinkles on top - a very nice touch!

Kelley said...

It's lovely!
About the amount of scent for soap batches, the general consensus seems to be .7 oz per lb of soap that you are making.
Sometimes you may have to use more or less depending on the fragrance oil!
Sure hope that this helps!
I have been wanting to make a coffee soap with coffee butter and caffeine.
Need to put that on my To Soap list!
Have a wonderful day!

Suds to Love said...

I've been fairly standard about my fragrance oils, using 4-5% of the amount of oils in my batch. HTH

patti flynn said...

i'm a 4-5% scenter too, but YMMV with FOs.
the coffee soap log looks gooooood and i hope we see sliced bars soon!

Barrs By The Bay said...

hi Joanna,
Your soap looks beautiful! To answer your ? about scent, I too made espresso soap, and used fresh grounds, coffee butter, and subbed out the water for half double-strength espresso and half French Vanilla coffee creamer, so i didn't use any scent. it was an experiment and it smelled (still does after several months) wonderful! :)
can't wait to see yours all sliced up!

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

I'm very scientific in my fragrance calculation: 1 oz. per lb. :)

dcyrill said...

You are one soapmaking machine. :)

lyly said...

that looks so yummy :)
well i have finally decided im making first batch this weekend..
i hope mine turns out half as good as your soap :)

Joanna Schmidt said...

lyly, I clicked on your name, but "no access". Do you have a blog? I'd love to see pictures of your first soap batch! Sherrie G did a wonderful cold process tutorial if you are interested and Gracefruit did a hot process tutorial.

Everyone else?

You are fabulous and funny!!

SoapWithBalls said...

Great looking soap and mold. I'm making a couple of new molds this weekend.