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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012 07:31:45 AM »

I did the rebatch in a crockpot. I initially made a milk soap, and then wanted to add some oats and more butter. So I melted it down, added the melted butter and oats, and everything seemed to be going fine. I didn't add any FO or anything, just some oats (not porridge oats, I've heard the horror stories). I will definitely remember to grind the oats if I try this again.

I was really hoping the gooey-ness of the oats would dry up with the curing, but after being away from home for a few days I came back to find the whole batch covered in white fuzz. And I mean SERIOUS fuzz (After a bit of research, I found this may be due to too much liquid in the recipe?).. So i threw it out.

I'm only working with 2lb batches at a time as I'm new to soap making. So although i'm wanting to scream whenever I make mistakes, it doesn't seem like a huge deal to bin it and start again.

Thanks so much for your help though... I will probably be needing it again sometime soon!
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012 01:09:49 PM »

Personally I don't think you should ever add any more oils to re-batch, since the lye has already reacted you're just going to get oily soap, and it might have trouble sticking together at that point.

I would imagine that wet oats would easily grow mold or other ickies Sad Oh well, at least it's a small batch like you said!
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2012 04:31:47 PM »

Oops, sorry I didn't mean melted butter. I've been watching a lot of soapy videos today so that must have been embedded in my brain!
I froze most of my milk for my lye solution, leaving the rest in the fridge. But then I forgot all about the milk in the fridge and found it the next day, so decided to rebatch that evening.

There was a whole load of errors with that batch. The missing milk, the squidgy oats, the crazy white fuzz..... My other half dropped my crockpot into my 3lb cardboard mould, sending soap flying everywhere.

I really wasn't too sad to see that batch go  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012 09:03:58 AM »

Shoot, I should have made soap while you had the soap demons at your house.

Sorry to hear about your batch.


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