Does Rebatched soap shrink?

by Anonymous

I have re-batched the same amount of soap 3 times now in an effort to get it to the size that I like but I'm convinced that it shrank somewhere in the process. Does re-batched soap shrink or am I imagining things?


Answer:

Soap contains a fair amount of water and no matter what method you use, it will lose that water over time.

You may have noticed in the past with cold process soap making, the size of a soap bar at the beginning of the cure time is much larger than that same bar at the end of the cure time.

Since you are using heat, the water in your soap will evaporate even more quickly. This will definitely reduce the size of the batch.

Cathy

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