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stepibarra

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Ok so I tried to make salt bars...... Failed... Is there a way that you can rebatch these? I used Woodi's recipe...
 

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My first attempt was a flop so I trashed it. Is the soap hard? If so I would think rebatching may not be an option.

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Yeah it is hard... I poured into individual molds, and when I went to unmold it came out in pieces.... I was so mad I could spit nails... Woodi's look so beautiful, I just wish I could get them to come out right.....
 

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How much salt did you use? I only use 80% of my oils weight as salt. I also let gel every time. It is a very smooth bar of salt soap.

Paul :wink:
 

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I used exactly 8oz. of salt.... I followed the recipe to a letter. I guess it just wasn't meant to be
 

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Stepibarra,

Don't throw your soap out! It cannot be rebatched (ask me how I know :wink: ), but you can grind, chunk or grate it up and throw it in another batch as soap confetti or whatever. I've done this many times with a large batch of salt soap I made that didn't turn out. I just grated it up and incorporated it into other batches of soap. My absolute favorite batch I used the gratings in was a Castile-type Christmas-themed soap I made last year. You can see it in the following link: (just scroll down to the 21st. picture.)


http://members.cox.net/ssfkjfalf/AllMySoap/Start.htm

I also used the salt bar flakes in the soap in picture #3, as well as in the soap in the very last picture on the bottom. I'm a stickler for not letting a batch go to waste if I can help it. The soaps I threw the salt bar gratings in felt great, by the way.


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Irishlass - looking at your beautiful soaps is always a pleasure. :D

I have got to take a road trip and start visiting all you wonderful soapmakers for lessons. :lol:

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One thing I have learned about salt bars over the years is to never throw them out. If they crumble leave them alone. Let them set for a week or so and make confetti soap with them.

This one was made after I boogered a batch. I let the soap set for about a week and then shredded it semi fine. I think it turned out pretty well.


This one is one of my simpler recipes and takes about 5 hours.

Can I see your recipe?
 

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this is the recipe that I followed.



8.4 ounces coconut oil
.9 ounces castor oil
lye 1.4 ounces
water 4 ounces
sea salt 8 ounces (by weight)
 

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K...It looks like the superfat is well oevr 10%. Not bad but I don't go over 7. I put it in soapcalc and stopped at 10. Why don't you try this...

13.6 oz coconut 85%
2.40 oz castor 15%

water 6.37 oz (2.5:1)
lye 2.548 oz (9%)

With this one I would add between 12 and 16 oz of salt. You COULD add 12 oz of salt and 4 oz of oatmeal. :D

My sunflower salt bar has coconut, canola, avocado, sweet almond, soy wax and neem. :D
 

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Thank you, again. I will try this later this evening... I will let you know how it turns out...
 

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anhoki said:

This one was made after I boogered a batch. I let the soap set for about a week and then shredded it semi fine. I think it turned out pretty well.
Wow, I need one of these! :lol: Do you any left? I did not see it listed in your store.

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:cry: No. I am going to try and dupe it soon though. I'll let you know when I do.
 

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Keep me in mind when you do. Just one of those things when you see something, you know you "need" it. :lol: It reminds me of granite.

I have not attempted salt bars yet. I have one of Paul's and I absolutely LOVE it.

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I'll do it. I've got about 15 different salt bar recipes. When I find it I will make a note. :D
 

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digit said:
I have not attempted salt bars yet. I have one of Paul's and I absolutely LOVE it.
Digit
Thanks! I use Goat Milk, aloe vera, silk, and only 80% salt to oils by weight. It makes a smooth, creamy, bubbly salt bar. Been using 80% salt for over a year now in my recipe. For me 100% salt:eek:il to a bit too much.

Paul :wink:
 

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Hi guys

Reading this post really makes me want to try my hand at salt bars. What exactly is the benefit of a salt bar over a regular bar of soap? Would the sea salt need to be ground extra fine?
 

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Let me put it this way....Do you remember how great your skin feels once you've swam in the ocean? THAT is how my skin feels after bathing with a alt bar. :D
 
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