Did you know that you can give used coffee grounds a new use and create an ecological natural homemade soap that can even be very beneficial for your skin? Find out how to recycle the coffee you used in the morning by following the instructions in this article.

You should not throw away the rest of the ground coffee since you can put them to good use, with this preparation of a soap that is very easy to make and that serves as the perfect gift. These soaps are really simple to make and very effective in exfoliating the body , and they also deodorize, leaving the skin beautiful and healthy without any unpleasant scent.

What you will need:

  • 8 ounces glycerin soap
  • 1/4 of cup with used ground coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small saucepan
  • Small metal or glass container
  • Muffin container or other format that we want to give the soap
  • Ladle
  • Butter knife


Gather what you will need to start making the soap. You can use any type of soap, but glycerin-based soaps are preferable as they work better and give really good results. Adding powdered milk gives the soap some substance, but it is not an essential ingredient.

  1. Create a double boiler by filling the small saucepan with a cup of water, topping with the metal or glass bowl, and placing it over medium heat. Now add the soap to the container and let it melt completely with the help of the steam from the water that boils below. It will only take a couple of minutes.
  2. While the soap is melting, grease the container or mold four times and place a small spoonful of coffee grounds in the base of each one. Once the soap has turned into liquid, turn off the heat, add the vanilla, and add a teaspoon of coffee grounds. You can also add powdered milk and give it more consistency.
  3. Now carefully pour the soap into the tray or mold, filling to the top of each one. Let the soaps cool for several hours and finally peel them off with the help of a butter knife.

Remember that this homemade soap is made with ground coffee , so try to put it on a tray or plate when not in use, to avoid unwanted stains.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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