This feature highlights all the crafties in Maine who don’t necessarily have a physical shop or an online presence other than Etsy (www.etsy.com) which is like an online open craft fair that allows users to sell vintage items, handmade items that are modified, as well as unique, (sometimes downright wacky) handcrafted art.
Hazelnut Vanilla Coffee Latte - Cold Process Soap with Cocoa and Shea Butters
This Maine-made soap looks so good, the kids won’t mind you washing their mouths out with it.
This olive oil-based cold process soap starts with lots of olive oil. I then add coconut oil, palm oil, soybean oil, jojoba oil, safflower oil, cocoa and shea butters. This makes a super moisturizing and wonderfully lathering bar of soap. As for the scent, I made this soap from real, fresh-brewed coffee in both vanilla and hazelnut blends. I have also added real ground coffee and vanilla. This makes a nice exfoliating bar of soap as coffee is known to be great for eliminating odors and combating cellulite. I then topped this soap off with a light sprinkling of ground coffee.
I got introduced to making handmade soaps by a friend and became instantly addicted to it! My favorite types of soaps to make are made from beverages. I find myself standing in the tea and coffee aisles of my local co-op, just looking at everything and imagining what kind of soap they would make. I do the same thing with beer and wines. I also hoard all types of organic herbs and essential oils to include in my soaps. This Hazelnut Vanilla Coffee Latte soap you see here is one of my absolute favorites. I make my own homemade café au lait and I wanted this soap to look and smell similar, with thick, frothy milk on top. Hopefully I have captured that real-life likeness in this soap and others that I have made.
To find this product on Etsy look up listing #62488452
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