Mmm, mmm, mmm.
This recipe is a yummy one!
The rustic look of rebatched soap is a perfect match for an apple pie scented fall soap. Dusted with a little cinnamon on top, they look just as delicious as they smell!
This recipe is easy and turns out perfectly every time (really!). If you’re a beginner, rebatch is a great way to start. Since it has a rustic finish to it, you really can’t mess up the look- making it easy to get a great result.
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For Apple Pie Rebatch Soap, you’ll need:
4 cups Rebatch Soap Base
1 cup Coconut Oil
(Up to) 1/3 cup Water
Cinnamon for dusting
Rebatch soap comes in a block so you’ll need to shred it. It’s soft to cut into chunks and grates easily with a cheese grater. I used 4 cups of grated soap base (packed tightly into the measuring cup) and transferred it into a heat-safe glass bowl.
To start the process, place the bowl of soap base over a double boiler (or similar setup like I did) and heat over medium heat. You want the water in the sauce pan to be just below the bottom of the glass bowl (not touching it). The purpose of this setup is that the steam from the water will melt the soap base evenly without scalding it.
With rebatch soap base, you need to add moisture back in by using oils and liquids. Since I’m using 1 cup of Coconut Oil in this recipe, I won’t need much water. You can add up to 1/3 cup, but add it one tablespoon at a time so that you’re only adding what you need. I start the recipe with a tablespoon of water to moisten the soap base, and then reassess the need for more water later in the process.
Next, add in the coconut oil. This will bring a lot of moisture to the soap as it melts so you shouldn’t need to assess for more water until after the coconut oil has completely melted into the mixture.
Now just be patient. And occasionally give it a stir. The mixture will SLOWLY turn into what looks like mashed potatoes. Once it looks like the picture above- you’re done!
Carefully remove the mixture from the heat and add in the fragrance oil. I like mine to be very fragrance so I’m a little heavy handed here, but you can adjust the amount to suit your preferences. I used one tablespoon.
After thoroughly mixing the fragrance oil into the soap mixture, carefully scoop it into the molds. You don’t have to be precise here- each mold can be heaped up with the mixture and lumpy on top because the look is rustic and not smooth.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and allow the soap to set for 24 hours before unmolding. You’ll also need to allow the soap to dry on a rack for 3-4 weeks before use.
Wasn’t that easy? And they look so cute when they’re finished! I wrapped mine with some raffia and tied on a printed tag.
Recipe: Apple Pie Rebatch Soap