Spiced Latte Hand Soap

Make Your Own Spiced Latte Soap (click through for tutorial)Aaaahhhh… seasonal smells. There's nothing better to evoke a happy feeling about a season than one of your favorite scents, am I right? During the fall and winter months, my favorite smells are cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and freshly brewed coffee. They make me feel the coziest. I decided to put all my favorite things into a hand soap because, why not?

Ingredients for Spiced Latte SoapIngredients: 
-2 tbsp mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves (or you can use this magical spice called "Cake Spice")
-1/4 tsp coffee grounds
-1 lb shea butter melt and pour soap base

Supplies:
-measuring spoons
-knife
silicon cupcake mold
-microwave safe bowl
-wooden spoon or stirrer 

Cube the soap before meltingPlace in a microwave safe bowl to meltStep One: Cut your soap base into cubes. The smaller you cut them the quicker they will melt. Place the cubes in a microwave safe bowl and melt. To avoid burning the soap base, microwave in 30 second increments. If you don't have a microwave at home, you can melt the soap base with a double broiler.

Add cake spiceAdd coffee grounds for exfoliationStep Two: Once your soap base is completely melted, add your cake spice and your coffee grounds.

Stir in cake spicePour soap into silicone moldStep Three: After you get all of your spices stirred in, pour your soap into the silicon mold. You'll want to move quickly with these steps because the soap base cools fast!

Let soap sit until fully hardenedStep Four: Let your soap cool completely before you pop them out of the mold! I usually like to let mine sit overnight to be safe, but it really only takes a few hours. Once you pop them out, it's time to package them up and hand them out to friends!

Make Your Own Spiced Latte Hand Soap (click through for tutorial)I bet this smells amazing- Spiced Latte Soap via A Beautiful MessPerfect for Fall- Spiced Latte SoapNot only does this soap smell wonderful, but the coffee is great for exfoliation! I'll be using these as gifts at various gatherings we have coming up over the next couple of months. This method of soap customization is such a simple way to always have gifts on hand! xo. Katie

Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.