Monday, August 18, 2014

Cute Crafty Things: Coffee Bean Soap

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Who doesn't love to wake up to a freshly brewed pot of coffee? The earthy aroma wafts towards you and you can't help but feel like you might just be drinking in the elixir of life.

Now, what if we told you that a second level of coffee-love can be added to your morning? Yes, it's true! Coffee Bean can also bathe in this delicious drink. But it's not quite as simple as pouring a cup of coffee over your head and calling it a day. And for those wondering why anyone would want coffee grounds in their soap in the first place, here are a few suggested benefits of including them in your daily soak in the suds:

  • Extra exfoliation!
  • Removing smelly odours (such as onions, fish, garlic, etc.)
  • Reducing inflammation

We've found two beautiful, and slightly different tutorials on how to make your very own soap. Living Well, Spending Less takes you step-by-step through the instructions, and what you should end up with is beautiful soap bars like these:

Photo by Living Well, Spending Less
A slightly different (and seemingly more potent) variation on this DIY can be found over at Pop Sugar by Sarah Lipoff:

Photo by Sarah Lipoff
What do you think - are you keen to try?