Now that I have run out of coconut oil, I really miss making soaps. So, it's been great opportunity to do some rebatching! I have quite plenty of bits and shreds that I really needed to get rid of. The soaps will always be used up, so you could never get too many of them.
I didn't take photos of the process, cos I never planned to put it on my blog, but I can say I'm pleased with what I got, so thought it was not bad idea to do so. They are so glidy and smooth, which I really put high on the scale-of-beauty, when it comes to rebatched soaps
For the first one I didn't have enough batter to fill the mould up, so I changed the way of cutting , ending up with some bars and some soap cubes.
This rebatch wasn't planned beforehand, I just came up with making some liquid soap, during the melting process of my shreds. As I hadn't been planning on this and no recipe had I prepared, I was just adding the water to the amount I thought it would be enough. Stickblendig was a huge help at this point. Later, I dissolved some gelatine and added in, as well as blue pearlescent mica to get the viscosity and the sheen,such commercial liquid soaps have.
I stumbled upon videos on YT a short ago and those came into my mind while I was rebatching my No.3
One of numerous videos on making gelatine soaps is this one. This girl used commercial shower gel, which I really didn't want to (even don't know if I have any at home), so I went on with my CP soap, making it liquid first.
I think I overdid with water, I would like it better a bit thicker. It's maybe bit strange that gelatine did nothing spectacular to this soap.
After all, this was my first time making liquid soap and moreover, it came accidentally, so I can not complain about it. Not bad at all, I think.
It doesn't contain preservatives, so needs to be used up in a short time. I filled two bottles with dispensers, so at least we don't have to take it out with our fingers, risking to put too much water/or too much bacteria in.
Meantime, I still miss making my soaps, but the good news is that I will be off for two weeks, or so, and when I get back, I will have my coconut oil with me, and even better,.....my new supplies all the way from Austria, England and Germany- a lots of new pigments, some emulsifier and preservative and new (squeeeeee) fragrance oils! YAY, can't wait to roll up my sleeves and be in a gear again!
Thanks for reading, have a nice Monday!