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  1. Andrejs

    Handmilling/rebatching base for gentle ingredients - is it worht it?

    Is it worth the struggle to make master batch of simple castile/bastile soap recipe, wait for lye to fully react, saponify and harden then grade it? I would rebatch soap flakes with botanicals, gentle oils and EO. Would it make advantage over HP process regarding adding superfats and other...
  2. N

    Rebatching, refined afriacan black soap.

    Hi all. I have bought some refined African black soap. (It looks like a brick) I’ve tried melting it in a broiler. No joy. I’ve microwaved it, it didn’t melt, just smoked and stank the house out. How do I melt it down so I can pour it? Ive Heard it’s hard to melt but this just seems...
  3. Garden Gives Me Joy

    Can rebatching firm / harden soap?

    Can rebatching with the following ingredients (alone or in combination) harden soft soap, with little or no additional liquid or oil? Although already 1 year old, some of my old soap is still soft to the extent that a little force can be used to eventually mash it up at room temperature with a...
  4. Peggyrae

    Rebatching Soap

    I wanted to get some input from the group about rebatching soap. I have only done it twice, the most recent batch I am working on now. I keep having the same questions running around in my head and didn't ask the last time. The recipe I used the first time was for a whipped batch where you...
  5. Kosmerta

    Is it possible to mix rebatch into cp or hp during the saponification process?

    The title says it all. As i mentioned in the essential oils forum last week, (https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/blend-to-cover-stinky-eo.77771/) i ruined a batch of oils by pouring rancid EO into the mix. I did not add any lye, and the soaping oils mixed with the rancid EO are sitting in...
  6. Kcryss

    Help With Soft Soap Please

    Hi Everyone, Hoping someone can help me with this. I made my 4th batch of soap a few days ago. My first batch using lard. It got hard enough to unmold and slice within a few hrs, but still has not gotten any harder. I'm sure I did something wrong, but I have no idea what it was. I always do the...
  7. Anstarx

    Lump o' Coal for the naughty ones (rebatch)

    This soap was made following Soap Queen Tutorial. (link) I made a batch of hideous loofah soap back in September. It was made with rice bran and honey. Lather and washes well but so hideous I refused to use them. Look at these hideous bars! So I left them alone and forgot about it. Later I...
  8. Lefty

    Wrapping Soap for Donation - Suggestions Needed

    I have a lot of extra soap that I am going to be donating to a local homeless shelter. I contacted them and they said they do not need to be labeled, but they would prefer they be wrapped. I'm going to cut them into guest/hotel size bars. I'm looking for suggestions for a quick and easy way to...
  9. A

    HELP lye heavy soap

    Hi all. I have been making soap for a while now. Usually cold pressed, but some hot. I have made a batch today very very lye heavy. I was premixing 2:1 lye and added the wrong bucket to recipe. Can i save the mix? Just wondering if this batch can saponify then i divide it into new hot process...
  10. Maaki

    Rebatch success

    So this time I just wanted to share my results with rebatching soap. I really dislike the mess that rebatching usually means. I tried rebatching in crockpot, in the oven and boiling soap in a ziploc back and there was always soap all over the place and a not-so-attractive bar of soap at the end...
  11. N

    Was this a NO-NO?

    This big batch crumbled when I cut it after two days. I need to reuse. The zap seems OK. I may have been light on the oils but the main thing I did different is probably a no-no. I like the room temperature method but beeswax is hard to melt that way. So I kept the lye-oil mixture over a very...
  12. DianaMoon

    Rebatching

    I'm thinking of rebatching my very first batch. Why not? They've only been in the molds (used 1 cup plastic containers) since Saturday night and are pretty new. I stupidly did not line them and had to chisel out one this morning. I don't care about the looks but the soap looks rather bland and...
  13. A

    Oil sitting on top of bar

    Hi All, I am new here and new to soap making. Thanks for having me. I am enjoying the journey and learning new thing each day. I am new to navigating the forum so please forgive me if this has been asked many times before. I have made a CP recipe last week which required re batching because...
  14. BattleGnome

    First salting out/rebatch

    I've melted this soap down 4x and I'm starting to worry about its integrity. First melting: 1:1 soap to water. As it was heating I reread Deanna's tutorial about salting out soap. I should have used double the water but was too lazy to measure out more. I'm also sure I added my salt too...
  15. deebop

    Over fragranced!

    So. I'm new here, (hello!) my name is Dee and I recently started making soap. I'm really enjoying it so far and haven't had any (real) problems thanks to the existence of lye calculators! Anyway one of my batches was a simple water based soap with coconut oil, shortening and olive oil. I used...
  16. C

    Lye Pockets/Rebatching Advice

    Hello and Thanks in Advance for any help you can offer! I made my first yogurt soap a couple of weeks ago, and long story short, I'm pretty sure there were a few very small undissolved lye flakes in my yogurt and water solution (they were frozen). I believe I just discovered a very small lye...
  17. S

    When rebatching, can i combine 2-3 different batches together?

    Can I add several different soap batches which has different ingredients, EOs etc together and rebatch? I have 2-3 want-to-fix soap batches but the quantity isn't that much so I was wondering if I can mix those together and get a one big batch and don't have any problems. Thank you!
  18. R

    Making a neutral soap "base" for rebatching

    I was wondering if anyone makes a "neutral base soap" which can later be used as the bulk of the soap for making specialty rebatched or even milled soaps. I would think that if making rebatched soaps it would be possible to combine a number of different base soaps to get the desired result...
  19. T

    rebatching

    I have tried to rebatch soap, carefully following directions I've read in books. (I am trying to rebatch a successful basic cold- precessed soap. My soap goes from slightly melted to suddenly balled up like bread dough that is ready to be kneaded! It never reaches the watery cottage cheese or "...
  20. B

    Why has my soap white stripes?

    Hi! :) I have been making some soap the last 6 months and it's an amazing hobby. I have signed up to join a marked in Bergen the 1 of june and since I first make the soap base, let it lie for 6 weeks and then melt it down again and add essential oils. I am so glad I found this forum...
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