I love learning new crafts and picking up new hobbies. Making soap is my new obsession, thanks to inspiration from Tiffany and her awesome tutorial. After following a few soap recipes with success, I decided it was time to venture off and create my own recipe. I was inspired by some green tea I had at my house and decided to add lavender essential oil. I loved the combination!
The next day, I went to cut my soap and…failure. It was still as soft as when I had originally poured it in the mold. I thought I’d just wait another day to see what would happen. No change. I waited another day. Nothing. At this point, I was really frustrated but determined that these soap ingredients would not go to waste.
My soaping solution came in the form of rebatching. Rebatching involves taking soap that has already been made, melting it, adding any necessary ingredients and then letting it cure as usual. Before starting the rebatching process, I checked my recipe to find my mistake and realized I probably poured the soap into the mold before it truly reached trace. Just in case my ingredients were also off a little, I’ll wait to share my recipe until I try it again and make sure it’s 100% correct.
If you’ve tried making soap and it hasn’t gone quite as planned, have no fear! You can almost always rescue your ingredients through rebatching. For detailed instructions, check out “How to Rebatch Soap” and “Troubleshooting Your Botched Batch“. I followed the instructions to rebatch using a crock-pot and found everything else I needed in those articles to fix my lavender green tea soap.
Have you had any DIY mistakes you were able to fix? How did you find a solution?