rebatching soap making
Rebatching soap making can be an interesting alternative for those who do not wish to handle lye.
Soap makers state that this method requires less scent (essential or fragrance oils) and that additives retain more of their beneficial properties.
soap making method is also referred to as hand-milled soap making.
It begins with soap noodles or soap shavings that have
been procured at a soap making supplier.
The soap making noodles are heated with some water. Soap noodles
or soap shavings are usually not fully cured and you will need to use safety
precautions by wearing goggles and gloves.
Certain soap makers will make their own noodles or shavings and store them until they are ready to create their customized soaps.
What you will need
spoons and wood stirrers
bottle (small) with rubbing alcohol
(soap mold. silicone bakeware, metal baking pans, candy or candle molds,
wrap or container.
You will be heating your soap noodles or soap shavings in a:
- crockpot or,
rebatching soap making instructions
It is best to have all you soap making equipment and ingredients ready.
Your workspace should be covered.
Mold(s) are prepared and set out.
Print out a copy of the your recipe for a quick reference.
- Measure and set aside your essential oils or fragrances and any additives you will be adding to your soap recipe.
- Follow the
appropriate heat setting and amount of liquid required on the
soap making instructions of the soap noodles or soap shavings.
in double-boiler, crockpot on low or microwave (60 second increments) until
a thick soap mixture has been reached.
in scents, color and additives.
the top of soap with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.
the soap to harden. It can take 6 to 12 hours.
the soap out of the mold(s). You might want to put the molds into the
freezer for 30 minutes to make this easier.
soaps in plastic wrap or place in airtight container.
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