Shelfari edited the description of The Soap Rebatcher by Deborah Dolen Sunday, August 28, 2011.
Rebatching soap is great for those who do not want to expose themselves to lye, for making a harder more milled soap, and/or just an easy fast method for those who have tons of scraps from natural soap making. Author Deborah Dolen sets out her favorite method for making rebatched soap-the largest crock pot you can find, and lots of heat, as well as recipes for great hard soap combinations. Recipes include lemon-sage Kitchen deodorizer bar, aloe and primrose toning facial soap, corn meal and Echinacea facial scrub bar, Orange Blossom Soap, Pine Tar Healing Medicinal Soap, Rosemary and Peppermint Thinning Hair rescue soap bar, Shangri-La Laundry soap bar, Gardener’s soap (natural insect control) Gardener’s hand soap, Veggie wash, sensual soaps, and an oil attributes chart created by Deborah Dolen. Deborah Dolen, author of the Soap Rebatched points out that rebatching is also great for scent retention whether you are using essential oils or fragrance oils. For example, Bulgarian Lavender essential oil retains its scent throw and attributes far more in the rebatch method than if it were all poured into the lye process. Deborah Dolen feels the retention of scent is increased threefold and very advantageous for those wanting hard scented bars that last. Although Deborah Dolen’s favorite method of rebatching soap is the crock pot method, she also teaches how to use the microwave method and oven method. (41 Pages.) Registered National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ISBN 1-894872-32-0 Copyright © Deborah Dolen 2002-2011.