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AAShillito

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I've posted my recipe below. We cut it after 48 hours in the mold and the rose clay is super clumpy and soft. Is it possible to scrape out the clay and rebatch? Any tips? I'd love to save this soap as it smells amazing.
 

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Was the clay not mixed in? Usually it is recommended to mix clay with a bit of water and make a slurry prior to adding to the batch. I don't see why you couldn't rebatch. You could probably leave the clay in as it will get mixed in eventually.
 

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Hi, for rebatch you can cut or grate the soap in thin pieces and cook it in a crock pot with a little water (I used 2 table spoon for 500g oils soap). I cooked mine by increasing the temperature until I feel it was melting and left it until it was melt, then put it back in a mold. If your bars are soft, don't add to much water. If you are unsure whether the soap is caustic, you need to add oil too. That's just my experience :). I am not sure if clay excess may impact re batch.
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I believe the OP is rebatching due to the clay issue. If the soap was lye heavy and/or there was a mistake made somewhere, I would only rebatch if I knew what the mistake was and could correct it. I would not just randomly add oils assuming it would work out.
 

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Of course one must be careful in case of lye heavy soap, and carefully re test the soap afterwards!
 

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I think my mistake was trying to do a swirl of clay mixed in a third of the soap batter.
 
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