How to make ugly re-batch less ugly?

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dixiedragon

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My my rebatched turned out a medium brown. It has pretty colored bits in it, but the main color is brown. I'm re-rebatching now in the crockpot. Any suggestions to make it less ugly? I added too much coconut milk during the rematch so I do not want to add much water at all. Some of the bars I rebatched b/c they felt greasy, so I don't want to add a lot of extra oil.

My ideas: Some liquid colorant. Maybe blue? I like blue.
Coffee grounds for scrubby texture and to make the brown look less like poo.
Ground spices to make the brown look flecked and interesting.
 

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You could turn them into charcoal bars or I would do as you mentioned and add in some spices, vanilla beans or coffee grounds. I find brown rebatch just does not re-color well and even liquid colorant does not work well.
 

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I'm with Carolyn- adding in some coffee grounds or vanilla beans will be much better than adding in a colorant. Brown in soap is pretty hard to overcome. From what I understand (someone please correct me if I am wrong), adding blue to brown will only give you a different shade of brown. Working with the brown by adding texture to it is a much better way to go, if you ask me.


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Or you could add texture to part of it, pour, and add black to the rest and pour that. Make a layered soap, for more interest. If your rebatches are like mine, the brown is murky and very opaque and if that's the case, I would just color it black.
 

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what do you plan on doing with you rebatch?
 

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Don't add blue to the brown. Been there, done that. It looks wayyy worse. I agree that the spices or charcoal are the way to go!
 

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