Coffee question

Shanice

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I want to try my hand in using coffee in my products. Is there a certain type or brand of coffee I have to use? Caffeinated or decaffeinated? Do I take the same in consideration for making coffee sugar scrubs or is it safe to use any type of coffee?
So many questions
 

Shanice

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Any coffee you choose seems to be fine. I will warn you that if you cold process in your soapmaking, it STINKS when you add the lye!
Noted wow well won't learn until I try.

Would that go for the sugar scrubs also (any coffee that is)?
 

ChemicalPyros

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Coffee is very nice in a soap, I use it for special customers, caffeine is a very efficient skin conditioner. You can use the milled beans directly, but my favorite process is to boil the milled coffee beans for a good 20 minutes, then cool the mixture and add lye to it, and finally of course make the soap with it (of course ratios have to be adjusted).
As @Yooper already mentioned, it stinks a lot, but after a long curing (at least 2 months) the stench will go, I would recommend that you use fragrances rich in cardamom or spicy fragrances because they go well with coffee.
 

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