Re-batching is doing a new kind of soap, using a soap already made and already ‘A Soap’. In this instance, my bag of pieces of leftover soaps from trimming, was full so I decided to make a new soap from this leftover. The total weight of the soap is 36oz.
Drop all the pieces in a big pot, pour water over the soap, previously cut up in piece (the pieces don’t have to be shredded of else, just in pieces). Pour water over the soap, and with your hand turn the soap around in the pot, a couple of time, to get water on all the pieces. Drain completely the water from the pot.
Set the oven at 200F, place a lid on the pot and up it goes in the oven for 2 hours. After 2 hours, remove the pot, the soap is all melted now, give it a good fast stir and add fragrances, colors, spices, etc… if desire. Drop in the mold and let it cool completely before removing and cutting. The soap is ready to use.
For this soap :
Fragrance oils : Pumpkin Spice
2tbsp of cardamon spice
Colors : blue, purple and orange
Name of the soap : Bum Bandit
Update on Bum Bandit, Dec 15, 2008, what a marvelous, smelly spicy soap. Very strong bubbles that last forever and great as a face cleaner. I just love this one, in the shower. This soap is very strong and stays very hard even wet. Wow, re-batch is the answer to salvage soaps. Do not throw away scrap soaps. RE-BATCH!!!
I will not trim this soap, the smell is wonderful and the aroma of spices is all over the house, as if I were baking cookies. This wonderful soap should stay looking like an unmade bed.