Castile Rebatch Base: Once you try our grated rebatch base you will never go back!
Our castile rebatch base is a high quality all natural soap base. This is an excellent base when first learning how to make rebatch soap. Suitable for all skin types, our castile rebatch base also accepts all fragrance and essential oils wonderfully.
Rebatch is very different from melt & pour. Be sure to check out our instructions here so you understand how this base works before you order it - just remember to skip the grating step! For a downloadable PDF of instructions, finalize your order (you must be signed into your Bramble Berry account). Then click the little download button with the green arrow. You will need to have the free software program Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to view and print the PDF file.
Ingredients: Common Name: Olive Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau,Sodium Hydroxide.Botanical Name: Olea Europaea Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau,Sodium Hydroxide
Please Note: As our rebatch is made very fresh, it is intended to be used within 1 - 2 months of being received from us. Once made, soaps should be stored in a cool, dry, oxygen rich environment just like cold process soaps.
I made Rebatch soap many years ago, using a different method (crockpot) which worked OK. I switched to melt and pour, but missed the consistency of "real" soap. I tried this, but ended up with a huge mess. I followed instructions, double zip-loc bags,etc., but the soap never completely melted. The bags, however, did. By the time I was supposed to neatly trim off the corner and pipe the soap into molds, I got about two bars' worth. Everything else stayed in the bag and then the trash. :(. The two bars I got are nice, but given the lack of satisfaction I think I will take the plunge and actually try my hand at cold process soap.
I bought a number of rebatch bases this month from different companies, amongst them 25 lbs of castile and luxury each from brambleberry. The castile is working out really nicely so far. It's very fresh, moist and easy to work with. The resulting bar is creamy and soothing. I was worried that castile wouldn't lather well but it's not that bad, better than my expectations. Of course the downside is that you need to craft it within 2 months, but the quality of the base is still topping other brands.
I add this to my M&P castile soap base and my soap comes out AWESOME!!! My friends & family love it, and my customers keep coming back for its richness. Takes scent beautifully! Leaves my skin so soft, it's like silk, and the smell is just "clean".
FYI, if you buy too much, keep the extra in the freezer as it will go bad otherwise after a few months. I keep the batch I'm working with in the fridge & the rest in the freezer.
I was nervous to start out with cold process soap-making. I decided to do rebatch soap to get my feet wet. The soap turned out awesome!
I purchased 25 lbs of this base, as I have found it to be more economical to purchase the base then make it myself from grocery store ingredients. I do not have room or need for bulk quantities of oils and lye. My only complaint is that Brambleberry is calling it "rebatch". "Rebatch" is a poor label for a fine Hand Milled Soap! I use the castille base to make hand milled goat milk soap, so obviously I don't follow the instructions to avoid adding liquid. I use around 4oz milk to 14oz soap. (I have found that the weight of the milk does not contribute to the weight of the final bar.)
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