Will Rebatching Help with Clumpy Titanium Dioxide?

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Elle2014

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Hello all,

For the first time, I'm considering rebatching some soap, but I want to be sure it will solve the problem before I do so.

I made a batch of cold process coffee soap and was pretty happy - it actually smells like coffee and cocoa butter. Unfortunately, I not only didn't use enough titanium dioxide to make it white, but I didn't mix in the oil well enough, so the little white specks are very visible against the chocolate-colored soap. The worst part is that when I cut the soap, each slice went through little chunks of white, so you can totally see white knife streaks through the soap.

If I rebatch this, will that even help with the white clumps? Should I try to add an additional colorant to cover up the white? I suppose I could do individual molds, which would eliminate the cutting streaks even if the titanium is still clumpy.

I'll post a picture as soon as I'm home from work. Thanks in advance for any advice!
 

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This is an issue that will be tough to fix, IMO. Honestly, I'd just save the soap for my own use and make a new batch using better technique and planning.
 

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This is an issue that will be tough to fix, IMO. Honestly, I'd just save the soap for my own use and make a new batch using better technique and planning.

Thanks :cry:

What I didn't account for was the super-strong coffee and how very dark it made the soap, so the prepared amount of titanium dioxide wasn't enough to make it even a little lighter. I mixed up more, but not well enough, obviously.

I think I may try to rebatch it anyway, just because I've never tried it before, and because (even though I'll just keep it for personal or family use) I think I'd like it better without the white streaks, which I can eliminate by using single-cavity molds.

At least...I think so.

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Best of luck on the rebatch -- I sure hope it helps with the streaks and lumps!
 
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