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How to Make Beautiful Marble Soap by Re-batching
Marble soap is a moisturizing soap.
Re-batching Soap is Fun
I've been making and selling handmade natural soap for 2 years and I currently have over 30 different types of soaps. I enjoy creating new scents and colors for my line of soaps from natural resources such as carrots, pumpkin and cocoa powder. One of the wonderful things about making soap is that nothing is wasted. I make soap the old fashioned way with lye, either by cold or hot process methods. When I hand cut my soap bars, I make sure to save the shavings and odd size bars to make marble soap with by re-batching the soap scraps in a crock pot.
Re-batching Soap is a Fun Activity for Children
Making marble soap by re-batching soap scraps s fun and safe enough for children to help with you with because there is no lye use. My granddaughter loves helping me re-batch soap to turn into marble soap. Children love to put the soap shavings in the crock pot and watch the soap melt down little by little. If you add milks, such as goat, cow, or coconut milk to the soap while it's melting down, the heat will cause the sugars in the milk to caramelize. This changes the color of the soap to a beautiful tan or brown-colored soap.Milk makes the lather extra creamy and moisturizing. If you don't want your soap to turn brown, only add distilled water and some oils or butters for extra moisturizing. I frequently use cocoa butter and shea butter during re-batching soap.
Ingredients I frequently use when making marble soap
- New handmade Soap Shavings and scraps
- Oddly shaped new hand made soap
- Butters such as Coco butter or Shea butter
- Oil such as almond or vitamin E
- Milks such as Coconut, Goat or Whole milk
- Essential oil
Ingredients I used in my newest marble soap
Ingredients for the marble soap I'm making today are:
- Lavender buds soap cubes
- Coconut milk lavender buds
- Lemon burst Soap scraps
- Distilled Water
- Vitamin E Oil
- Grapefruit Soap
Hand made soap shavings and cubes in crock pot
Steps for Making Rebatched Soap
- Add soap scraps, cubes or oddly shaped soaps to your crock pot.
- Add a little distilled water to help get it melting.
- Keep your crock pot on medium high heat.
- As it starts to melt add your butters and milk (goat's, coconut or whole) if you desire.
- Occasionally stir your soap and add dried flowers if desired.
- When your soap is melted, pour into a mold and let it cool and harden overnight.
Molding and Cutting
When you're soap if finished melting down, pour it into a mold and let is harden. Cut it or with a regular knife or crinkle cutter and allow it dry for at least a week. . Of course you can use it right away, but the longer you let it dry out the longer it will last.
More about Marble Soap
After the soap has hardened overnight, it's ready to be cut in beautiful shapes. The soaps reveals a unique design that resembles marble. You can be as creative as you want with marble soap by adding different ingredients to give it an attractive design. These are some of my best selling soaps. They are full of vegan oils that nourish and protect your skin.
My marble soap contains many of my handmade soaps that already have excellent moisturizing properties. Adding extra butters and oils to the soap while it's melting down in a crock pot makes the soap even more moisturizing. You can be as creative as you want when making marble soap by adding what you want to make your soap as unique as you want.
Other Marble Soaps I've Made
The following are pictures of other marble soaps I've made. Chocolate malt marble soap has natural properties that are soothing for your skin.
Mocha Marble Soap
This mocha marble soap is made with saponified olive, coconut and palm oils and goat milk. Superbly moisturizing and conditioning for your skin.
Chocolate Marble Soap
Chocolate marble soap made with saponified olive, coconut and palm oils. Also has goat's and coconut milk. This is another highly conditioning and soothing bar of soap. Coco powder is actually good for your skin.
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- Making Hand-Made Lye Soaps
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