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sheilaohga

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Hello and thanks in advance for any replies/comments.

I made a HP soap and am in disgust with the color.
It is greyish, limeish weird color and I just don't like it.
So instead of trying to use the soap I looked up and found there is rebatching!

So when I rebatch, if I add the activated charcoal powder, will it turn black?
I never done the rebatching so I don't know what to expect.

And when rebatching, since I don't want to change anything else,
"Grate - Melt - add charcoal powder - put in mold"
Is this the way I can achieve what I want? (a black colored soap)
Or do I have to do something when I am recooking the soap?


Thank you!
 

KristaMarie

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The only other thing you may have to do is add a bit of water to help the soap melt down smoothly.
Activated charcoal will turn the soap black; I use 1T PPO and the lather is grey, but rinses clearly from the washcloth. You can probably get away with using a bit less though!
 

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It is best to mix your activated charcoal with liquid before adding to the rebatch, to get a more even color. Add in oatmeal and make a charcoal scrubby bar. This is what I do with all my soap scraps and recycled soaps
 

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Yeap, and it will help it to not look like sausage, like mine did before (I think it was Carolyn) saved my poor soap scraps with that awesome gem.
 

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