Introduction: Orange Zest Soap (Rebatch)
This is my "Orange Zest Soap," this process uses the rebatch method; involving a soap base I made. You can learn how to make the "Soap Base" by watching my other tutorial "Simple Shortening Soap."
Oven Save Pan
Processed "Soap Base"
Zest from 2 Oranges
Measure out 1.5 pounds of "Soap Base" made previously. Pour the "Soap Base" into the pan. Add 1/2 cup milk per pound of soap... so in this case we will add one 3/4 cup of milk. Mix the milk in with the wooden spoon, until both milk and "Soap Base" are nicely incorporated.
Set oven to 200 degrees and heat the "Soap Base" for 20 Minutes. Once 20 minutes has elapsed, stir thoroughly. Place mixture back into oven for another 20 minutes... and again stir like you love it.
Bake the beloved stuff-age for another 20 minutes... and whisk, whisk whisk. Make sure you scrape the sides of the pan as you mix to reintegrate any soap that has slightly hardened.
You want all the soap particles to dissolve until there's nothing left but a groovy, smooth, silky, slop.
Once you have a silky, beautiful slop, add the Orange Zesti-ness. Orange Oil is rather subtle, add 2-3 tablespoons.
Mix like you want your life to be better and full of beautiful people who will tell you that you're intelligent... and dashing.
Then transfer the substance into your mold(s).
Allow the soap to cool for at least one hour before cutting.
Cure all rebatched bars for 18-30 days. They retain more moisture than the original soap.