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John Mikrut
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  • Long Beach, CA
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Urban Homesteader in Long Beach working on getting my 1/4 acre lot to be procutive.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Mashed potatoes and homemade sauerkraut
Currently reading:
The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz
Currently listening to:
The voices in my head ;-)
My latest DIY project:
Trying to convert an old gazebo into a greenhouse
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Links form other gardening sites
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Coffee Soap helps remove odors

This evening I made a batch of Coffee Soap. For the liquid in the lye solution I used a strong brew of coffee. The coffee helps in removing odors from your hands.

Coffee Soap just after its been poured in the mold.

Coffee Soap

It works great in the kitchen when handling onions or garlic. I've also added coffee grounds for an exfoliant so this soap works well in the garden for removing dirt and…


Posted on October 18, 2012 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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At 11:34am on October 23, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, John. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us. Your blog post reminded me that I should dig out the bar of coffee soap I have squirreled away somewhere, especially since I was elbow deep in dirt yesterday pulling up my summer garden and then elbow deep in cumin cooking last night’s dinner—and that's one smell that does not give up easily. I echo Cornelia: Would you be game to share your soap recipe? Here on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

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