Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hand Milled Soap Aka Rebatching...

I have been dying to make soap for the past many months, but read somewhere that inhaling lye is very harmful during pregnancy (aww...)

Two, when I was just going through all my soaping supplies I found a big block of unscented cold processed soap that I made earlier and completely forgot about it. Yay!! The next thing that crossed my mind is rebatching.

I quickly grated the soap cooked it on a double boiler added some Sweet grass FO I got as a sample from when I bought some supplies from them last time. I also added crushed Calendula petals and some Almond meal. Just unmolded the soap this morning and it smells delicious.

Learning: Always use simple mold patterns for rebatching (log mold is the best). I had a really hard time getting the soap out of the mold. I had to keep it refrigerated the whole night to finally get them out, and I couldn’t really avoid some dings on the soap.


  1. Great job! I need to get back into making soap. I have been so busy outside that I've let that slip. You are an inspiration!

  2. Thank you so much. Just trying to keep myself happy during this tiring pregnancy. :)

    By the way I am really learning a lot from your gardening articles. Do keep posting. :)