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The Perfect DIY Gift Every Starbucks Addict Will Love

Make quick and cool latte-scented soap!

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This latte has a secret. It is not a latte. It is a cleverly disguised latte-scented SOAP.

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And it makes a way better present for your favorite coffee lover than a Starbucks gift card.


You will need

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- Goat's Milk Soap Base, 2 lbs. (like this one, $11)

- Vanilla essential oil (like this one, $6)—but this is optional!

- 3 short 8 oz. Starbucks holiday cups with lids (a size smaller than "Tall")

- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol

- Pinch of cinnamon

- Chopstick or spoon

- Black marker

- Knife

- Large microwaveable bowl or measuring cup (32 oz. or larger)

Total: $17 to make 3 bars of latte soap, about $6 per gift

Step 3: Microwave!

Microwave the soap for 40 seconds. Then, microwave at 10-30 second intervals until the soap is completely melted. Stir to make sure there aren’t any unmelted chunks on the bottom.


Step 4: Add about 30 drops of essential oil (roughly 10 drops for each bar of soap) and stir.

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But remember: This is optional. Goat's milk has a natural creamy scent, which can smell nice on its own. Or you can use this as an opportunity to personalize a scent for your bestie. Can she drink a peppermint mocha for days? Try peppermint and chocolate essential oils! Is she a religious gingerbread latte drinker? Opt for a few drops of ginger essential oil.

Step 5: Pour soap into cups and spray soap surfaces with rubbing alcohol.

A small spritz of rubbing alcohol stops bubbles from forming on the soap's surface. Then, put your soap lattes in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight to harden. BOOM. Mission complete!