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Help Dad Clean Up His Act With Dad Soap!

Is there any better Father’s Day gift than one with a lot of thought behind it — and a lot of DIY? We’ve got a gift that your dad will probably like better than a tie, plus he’ll be able to use it every day.

This “dad soap” is super easy to make yourself, with coffee grounds and citrus to remove grease and grime.

Also, this is the perfect DIY if you’re looking to make something with your kids for Father’s Day!

“Dad soap” is great for greasy dad hands — whether from his car or from his baking.

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Materials:

  • 2 cups clear soap
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 2 tablespoons activated charcoal
  • 2 cups white soap
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • Silicone mold
  • 90% alcohol

To start off, we need to melt the clear soap in the microwave.

Try zapping it for 30 seconds to start and stir. Then try 10 seconds at a time, stirring at each break, until the soap’s fully liquefied.

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Add your coffee grounds to the melted clear soap and stir until it’s fully incorporated.

Then dump in your charcoal and mix it all in as well. Set the mixture aside for now.

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Melt the white soap just like you did the clear soap.

Then add 10 drops of both the orange and lemon essential oils and stir them in. Mmm, don’t you love the smell of citrus?

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Fill your silicone soap mold about halfway with the black soap mixture.

Then fill the mold with the white soap mixture, and swirl the colors for a lovely marble effect.

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You’re going to put the 90% alcohol in a spray bottle and spray the filled molds before they set.

This step helps to get rid of the bubbles, and you’ll see the colors swirl a bit more as well.

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Let the soap harden, and when it’s done, pop the bars right out of the mold.

You can clean up the edges for a smoother finish before you wrap it up. The coffee grounds make for a great exfoliant while the citrus oils will help remove grease. The combination also makes for a great scent!

Be sure to check out the full video tutorial at the top of the page to see each step in action.

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