Make your own all natural hand-milled soaps for your family with Willows rebatch soap base.
Rebatching soap, remilling soap, or remelting soap, is the process of taking previously made cold process soap, grating it, melting it down, adding other ingredients if desired, and then recasting it into molds.
What are the benefits of rebatching soap?
Adding special ingredients...
Because the soap you are remilling has already gone through the saponification process, you are able to easily add ingredients that would normally react to the lye of cold process soapmaking, such as certain dried florals, herbs, fragrances, essential oils, and colourants. You can also incorporate additional skin nourishing nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, and specialty skin care oils, resulting in beautiful hand milled, textured soaps that are rich in both skincare benefits and uniqueness.
No lye is handled...
Rebatching soap is also a fun and easy soapmaking project for all ages, since no lye is being handled and rebatch soaps generally require a shorter curing time than cold process soaps. Any cold process soap you have made can be used in rebatching soap recipes, and this soap making technique is also a great way to use up any leftover soap scraps you may have from trimming or cutting your soap batches.
When you purchase your rebatch soap it will come with a full set of instruction using a crockpot or double boiler. It is also possible to remill your soap via microwave, just google the word "rebatching" and you'll find a lot of information on this subject
or you can watch our video: "How to rebatch soap using a crockpot" where we show you how to rebatch using
our olive oil soap, goat milk, honey and cinnamon.
Can I use this soap direct instead of grating it to rebatch?
This is not advisable as this soap is still left "green" on purpose and it has not cured enough to use direct on the skin. It will have to go through the rebatching process before it can be used.
We use the traditional handmade (definitely not the "melt and pour soap making method) process of saponification of australian made cold pressed olive oil, the result is a beautiful creamy soap rich in glycerin and nourishing vitamins and bubbles.Why castile soap? This soap has been made only from olive oil, olive oil being the ideal ingredient for soap as it makes a gentle smooth skin loving soap with creamy bubbles without drying out the skin.
Unlike many soap subsitutes on the market, based on chemicals and detergents, our soaps are non allergenic, (perfect for people that are chemically sensitive), and 100% biodegradable, especially suitable to use as a baby soap.
This soap is made from skin loving olive oil It does not contain sulphates, parabens, propylene glycol, phalates, mineral oil, DEA. exthoxylates, palm oil, or petrochemical cleansers. Nor does it contain colour or fragrance.
Posted by Sohret on 18th May 2015
I originally purchased a single batch to try. The instructions that came with it were very simple to follow. It was easy to grate the soap. Using the double boiler method I melted down the soap, added honey and cinnamon and poured it into an empty milk carton for setting. The soap turned out beautiful and have since purchased 3 kilos to make into different flavours.
Posted by Joey Ledlie on 18th Apr 2015
I am so happy that I bought this item. It even smells so clean and lovely. I have not had the time as yet, due to illness, to rebatch, but I know everything is going to be perfect and I am going to enjoy the entire process. My next order will be for 10kgs.
Hugs, Joey Ledlie
Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2014
used slow cooker to melt and made lovely long lasting cakes of soap.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jul 2012
Great product - makes wonderful handmilled soap. Very satisfied!