Day 21 of Make Madness – Rebatching Soap
As instructed, I began by grating my soap slivers and putting them into a heat-resistant plastic Ziploc bag. I added the required amount of distilled water, sealed the bag shut and placed it into the pot of boiling water. I left it there for 20 minutes, took it out, mooshed it around and discovered that the soap hadn’t melted to the ‘thick Vaseline’ consistency it needs to be.
No worries, I added more water to the bag, and popped it back into the pot of boiling water – this time for 10 minutes. At about 8 minutes, I look over and there’s soapy water spilling over the edge of the pot. That was a problem. The bag had melted, so I quickly turned off the water and rescued the soap from the pot.
I managed to rescue most of it and transfer it to a bowl where I mixed it with a spoon and to my surprise it was the consistency I was looking for. I chose not to add fragrance and color because this soap still had a heavy scent from when it was originally made. I highly recommend Spiced Mahogany from Brambleberry. It’s an amazing scent for soap.
I quickly spooned the gloopy mixture into my tart tins (I didn’t have any soap molds) and hoped for the best. I think it kind of looks like oatmeal. I need to wait 2-7 days for the soap to harden. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Whoa – for a moment I thought you were making oatmeal. You know how much I like oatmeal.