Succulent Coffee Soap

5 Materials
4 Hours

This adorable soap looks like a planted succulent. It's a soap succulent on top of a coffee soap, so it exfoliates while it cleanses. This is melt and pour soap, so it's a fairly easy project to make in an afternoon.

This uses coffee infused oil, which has a wonderful scent. It is optional, but it makes it more moisturizing. I also added coffee essential oil and copaiba essential oil. Copaiba has a warm scent, so it complements the coffee scent well.


To make the soap succulents, you'll need:

  • 2 ounces white melt and pour soap
  • 2 drops coffee essential oil
  • 2 drops copaiba essential oil
  • Green, white, and purple mica

For the coffee soap, you'll need:


  • Wilton succulent mold
  • Round mold
  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • Digital scale

We will start with the succulent soaps. I wanted my succulents to look real and have depth, so I sprinkled green, purple, and white mica inside the mold. I then blew off the excess into the trashcan.

Melt Soap

Then I melted the soap in the microwave for 20 seconds. If it's not melted, stir it and microwave for 10 seconds if needed. Add green mica and essential oils. Stir well and pour into succulent mold. Let cool completely.

Coffee Soap

Net, I cut the pound of clear soap into 1 inch cubes. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Add the coffee grounds, coffee infused oil, and essential oils. Stir well.

Pour the Coffee Soap

Next, pour the coffee soap into the molds until they are about 90 percent full. Spray with rubbing alcohol and let cool. You will have soap left.

Place Succulents

Remelt the rest of your soap. Score the the coffee soaps with a knife. Pour the rest of the soap evenly between the cavities. Gently place a succulent on top and push down slightly so the succulent is inside the melted soap. Spray with rubbing alcohol. Let cool completely.

This is an exfoliating bar, so you can use it for your feet or body. It's good to use before shaving legs for a smoother shave. They also make a good kitchen soap since the coffee removes odors naturally.

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  • Lorraine Lorraine on Jun 20, 2021

    is this fresh ground coffee or used grounds?

  • Marilyn Marilyn on Jun 20, 2021

    how much is the total cost of this project please?

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