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Alternate turning the stick blender on for a couple minutes, and off (but still stirring with it) so you don't burn up the motor, until the mixture starts to thicken. This can take anywhere from 10 minutes to MUCH longer depending on the oils you are using, and IF you are stirring by hand or useing the blender.

Mix until you get to a TRACE stage......this is a cooking term that is used with things like pudding. It means you can see where you have just stirred......it leaves a little trail for a split second. Don't rush it

Once you are at this point quickly mix in the castor, and almond oils, AND the coffee grounds. Mix well, then pour the whole mixture into your mold using your scraper to get it all.

Cover the mold with either the plastic wrap or the rest of the plastic garbage bag.....pressing the extra air out.

Put the mold in the oven (or where ever you have decided to put it) on the towel or blanket, and cover it. Leave it for about 24 hours