Bought coconut / lime scent, not CP friendy...rebatch?

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nsmar4211

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Since coconut and lime seems to vanish in CP, and I bought them before finding this out, could I just do a rebatch on some existing bars and mix the FO into that and not lose the smell? I hate to waste the money I spent and I don't use other bath products that I want to go through the trouble of making. I have some 100% coconut oil batches I could use, or I could start from scratch and make a different recipe specifically for this.

Considered seeing if it'd work for beeswax candle too, but since I bought it for soap I figure I'll ask in soap forum first :).

Soapbox (ha): FO's are expensive...wow... /soapbox
 

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You can, but it depends on how much fragrance you used in your original batch. Each fragrance has a maximum usage rate and it's best not to exceed it. If you find that your batch contained the max amount of your FO's usage rate, I would just grate up the soap and use as 'confetti' in another batch.

When you make future batches with this particular FO, I would make them via the HP method instead of CP, and then add the fragrance after the cook when the batter is zapless, so that the FO has a better chance of surviving. But that's just me.


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Thank you for the reply! I wasn't clear, I found out about the weakness after I bought them but before I used them :). So the coconut batches I have are actually unscented.... :)

I'm thinking of grating up the two week old unscented coconut bars and trying out the "zap in microwave" method....then adding the FO before pouring into a mold... they were small batches so it'd probably be 5 or 6 bars worth.

I'm curious if a lard recipe might be better for holding the scents...
 

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FYI in case anyone else sees this, the rebatch went ok in the microwave. Shredded with cheese grater, melted in pyrex cup in one minute bursts. I think it was 3-4 minutes each. Tedious because my cup and micro only hold enough for 2.5 bars. I have a bigger micro, but then the "how do I hold this hot thing?" becomes a factor. I did add a splash of water each batch. Added too much the last batch, those two bars are spongier than the others. Note to self, hold off on water.
Soaps look "rustic", I like the chunk effect (I only melted to a spoonable state). The FO seems ok, but they are very young. Will let ya'll know in a month if it holds!
 

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