African Black Rebatch Soap Project

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Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 1 hour
Yield: About 2 pounds of soap

Project Description

This recipe is a skin-loving mix of Luxury Rebatch and African Black Soap Crumbles.

Rebatch soap is a great way to avoid working with lye and still get all the great skin benefits of cold process soap. It can be made in a slow cooker, double boiler, or on the stove over medium heat. The exact amount of water you use is up to you. The more water you add, the smoother your soap will be. But it will require more cure time for it to evaporate.

The African Black Rebatch Crumbles are sourced from Baraka Shea Butter. They're made with raw shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa pod ash using techniques passed down through generations. Because it is a natural product, there is variation in the color and texture. Some of the crumbles are soft, while other pieces are hard and brittle. Some bits will not fully melt down in the rebatch. This is completely fine, but those bits can be removed if you prefer.

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All 6 Items :
African Black Soap Crumbles - 2.2 lbs
African Black Soap Crumbles - 2.2 lbs Item#: IB004935
$16.99

$16.99
Grated Rebatch Soap - Luxury - 1 lb
Grated Rebatch Soap - Luxury - 1 lb Item#: M900169
$6.99
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$13.98
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil - Trial Size
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil - Trial Size Item#: IB000264
$3.99
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$3.99
Patchouli Essential Oil - Trial Size
Patchouli Essential Oil - Trial Size Item#: IB000165
$4.99
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$4.99
2 lb Wood Mold with Sliding Bottom - 1 Mold
2 lb Wood Mold with Sliding Bottom - 1 Mold Item#: IB003534
$47.99

$47.99
Silicone Liner for 2 lb Wood Mold
Silicone Liner for 2 lb Wood Mold Item#: IB002807
$10.99
Get 5 or More and Save 10%!

$10.99

Instructions

African Black Rebatch Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 2 pounds of soap

Rebatch soap is a great way to avoid working with lye and still get all the great skin benefits of cold process soap. It can be made in a slow cooker, double boiler, or on the stove over medium heat. The exact amount of water you use is up to you. The more water you add, the smoother your soap will be. But it will require more cure time for it to evaporate.

The African Black Rebatch Crumbles are sourced from Baraka Shea Butter. They're made with raw shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa pod ash using techniques passed down through generations. Because it is a natural product, there is variation in the color and texture. Some of the crumbles are soft, while other pieces are hard and brittle. Some bits will not fully melt down in the rebatch. This is completely fine, but those bits can be removed if you prefer.

You will need:

  • 2 lb. Wood Mold
  • 20 oz. Grated Luxury Rebatch Soap
  • 4 oz. African Black Soap Crumbles
  • 4-6 oz. Distilled Water
  • 0.1 oz. Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
  • 0.1 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil

FRAGRANCE PREP:  Measure 0.1 ounces of patchouli essential oil and 0.1 ounces of lavender 40/42 essential oil into a glass container. Set aside.

Follow these steps:

1

Place a large sauce pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium. You can also use a double boiler or a slow cooker.

2

Add 20 ounces of Luxury Rebatch and 4 ounces of African Black Soap Crumbles into the pot. Pour in about 2 ounces of distilled water.

3

Allow the soap to heat up and soften. Stir every 30-60 seconds to prevent burning. After a few minutes, the soap will begin to condense into a very thick paste. Keep adding distilled water to the pot when needed to create a smooth consistency. 

4

As the soap continues to cook, it will become softer. Keep stirring every few minutes.

5

Eventually the soap will take on the texture of very thick mashed potatoes with a slightly glossy look. All the small pieces of rebatch soap should be melted and incorporated. 

6

Turn off the heat and add the essential oil blend. Stir thoroughly.

7

Quickly transfer the soap into the mold. Tap it firmly on the counter to help it settle.

8

Use gloved hands to press the top of the soap to give it an even and smooth appearance. You can also wet a small spoon and use that to create texture on top.

9

Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for 24 hours. If the mold pulls away easily from the soap, it's ready to unmold. If not, let it harden for another day.

10

Cut into bars. It's ready to use right away, but allowing the bars to cure for about 4-6 weeks will ensure extra moisture evaporates, creating a harder and longer-lasting bar. Enjoy.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

African Black Rebatch Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 2 pounds of soap

Rebatch soap is a great way to avoid working with lye and still get all the great skin benefits of cold process soap. It can be made in a slow cooker, double boiler, or on the stove over medium heat. The exact amount of water you use is up to you. The more water you add, the smoother your soap will be. But it will require more cure time for it to evaporate.

The African Black Rebatch Crumbles are sourced from Baraka Shea Butter. They're made with raw shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa pod ash using techniques passed down through generations. Because it is a natural product, there is variation in the color and texture. Some of the crumbles are soft, while other pieces are hard and brittle. Some bits will not fully melt down in the rebatch. This is completely fine, but those bits can be removed if you prefer.

You will need:

  • 2 lb. Wood Mold
  • 20 oz. Grated Luxury Rebatch Soap
  • 4 oz. African Black Soap Crumbles
  • 4-6 oz. Distilled Water
  • 0.1 oz. Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
  • 0.1 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil

FRAGRANCE PREP:  Measure 0.1 ounces of patchouli essential oil and 0.1 ounces of lavender 40/42 essential oil into a glass container. Set aside.

Follow these steps:

1

Place a large sauce pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium. You can also use a double boiler or a slow cooker.

2

Add 20 ounces of Luxury Rebatch and 4 ounces of African Black Soap Crumbles into the pot. Pour in about 2 ounces of distilled water.

3

Allow the soap to heat up and soften. Stir every 30-60 seconds to prevent burning. After a few minutes, the soap will begin to condense into a very thick paste. Keep adding distilled water to the pot when needed to create a smooth consistency. 

4

As the soap continues to cook, it will become softer. Keep stirring every few minutes.

5

Eventually the soap will take on the texture of very thick mashed potatoes with a slightly glossy look. All the small pieces of rebatch soap should be melted and incorporated. 

6

Turn off the heat and add the essential oil blend. Stir thoroughly.

7

Quickly transfer the soap into the mold. Tap it firmly on the counter to help it settle.

8

Use gloved hands to press the top of the soap to give it an even and smooth appearance. You can also wet a small spoon and use that to create texture on top.

9

Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for 24 hours. If the mold pulls away easily from the soap, it's ready to unmold. If not, let it harden for another day.

10

Cut into bars. It's ready to use right away, but allowing the bars to cure for about 4-6 weeks will ensure extra moisture evaporates, creating a harder and longer-lasting bar. Enjoy.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

You will need:

  • 2 lb. Wood Mold
  • 20 oz. Grated Luxury Rebatch Soap
  • 4 oz. African Black Soap Crumbles
  • 4-6 oz. Distilled Water
  • 0.1 oz. Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
  • 0.1 oz. Patchouli Essential Oil

FRAGRANCE PREP:  Measure 0.1 ounces of patchouli essential oil and 0.1 ounces of lavender 40/42 essential oil into a glass container. Set aside.

Follow these steps:

1

Place a large sauce pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium. You can also use a double boiler or a slow cooker.

2

Add 20 ounces of Luxury Rebatch and 4 ounces of African Black Soap Crumbles into the pot. Pour in about 2 ounces of distilled water.

3

Allow the soap to heat up and soften. Stir every 30-60 seconds to prevent burning. After a few minutes, the soap will begin to condense into a very thick paste. Keep adding distilled water to the pot when needed to create a smooth consistency. 

4

As the soap continues to cook, it will become softer. Keep stirring every few minutes.

5

Eventually the soap will take on the texture of very thick mashed potatoes with a slightly glossy look. All the small pieces of rebatch soap should be melted and incorporated. 

6

Turn off the heat and add the essential oil blend. Stir thoroughly.

7

Quickly transfer the soap into the mold. Tap it firmly on the counter to help it settle.

8

Use gloved hands to press the top of the soap to give it an even and smooth appearance. You can also wet a small spoon and use that to create texture on top.

9

Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for 24 hours. If the mold pulls away easily from the soap, it's ready to unmold. If not, let it harden for another day.

10

Cut into bars. It's ready to use right away, but allowing the bars to cure for about 4-6 weeks will ensure extra moisture evaporates, creating a harder and longer-lasting bar. Enjoy.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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