No lather soap.

by Cheryl
(Omak, Wa )

I don't like the way that my soap lathers. Can I rebatch it & put coconut oil in there?


Answer:

Unfortunately, at this point, adding in the coconut oil will not create a better lather. The lathering ability of your soap was determined by the initial oils you used in your recipe.

Once the lye and the oils have met and joined to carry on in their chemical reaction call saponification, there will not be any more lye to join with any newly added oils to create more soap.

By adding in coconut oil now, you will only be adding in an oil that will stay an oil. This will result in an even less impressive lather.

What you can do, is to grate the soap up and use it to decorate new batches of soap that have a higher percentage of well lathering oils like coconut oil and castor oil.

Cathy

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Can I increase soap lather with rebatching?
by: Anonymous

I just started rebatching and I was wondering how to achieve more lather. Coconut Oil is not the answer according to that article.

What then, if anything will create more lather when rebatching?

Thank you,
Donna


Answer:

There isn't anything you can add to a batch of soap during the re-batching process to increase the lather. Anything you add at this point will only decrease the lather.

Sorry! The ingredients you used to make the soap initially are what determined the lathering capabilities. You cannot increase the lather after those ingredients have combined and saponified.

The only thing you can do is to incorporate some of the non-lathering soap (shredded) into a new batch of soap that has high lathering oils in it.

Cathy

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question on redeeming no lather soap
by: Donna

Could I make a 0% superfat pure coconut oil soap then rebatch that with the batch that's not lathering very well now? Would that give me a good lather?

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Rebatching lathering option
by: Anonymous

I had a batch of soap with too much superfat and it was not lathering and felt sticky. I rebatched it and instead of using water as liquid for helping the soap to melt, i used beer. My soap has big bubbly lather now ^^

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Thanks! First time I've heard of that and I'm interested to give it a try myself!

Cathy

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Beer instead of Water
by: Anonymous

Sounds like a good idea....will have to try this.

Thanx!

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