Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How to Rebatch Soap Tutorial from Sarva Natural Artisan Soaps

This post for this tutorial which appears on Joan Morais's blog  Make Natural Skin and Body Products orginally comes from Sarva Natural Artisan Soaps.

It is important to note that this making soap by this process can only be done with REAL soap. So you must save your Sarva Soaps scraps, or any other handcrafted or “true” soap. Detergent bars or “moisturizing bars” or the like are NOT soap (and aren’t biodegradable!). If the ingredient label lists “sodium hydroxide”, or says “saponified oils of…”, then you’re good to go. 

It is also important to read what equipment you will need from this tutorial.  The author states you will need stainless steel spoons and a stainless steel blade. And that you will need a good amount of patience.  What it is nice is that the author gives you an alternative mold idea of Silicone ice cube or muffin “tin” – you don’t need to line it! But please don’t use it for food after you’ve used it for rebatching.

If you are interested in learning how to make soap by this process because you are scared of using lye, then I say go for it!  And give it a try and have fun!

How to Rebatch Soap Tutorial

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