I’m revisiting rebatch this week with a fun take on the popular look of ombre. A delicious blend of earthy, herby and citrus essential oils come together to complete this warm-hued and fun-textured soap. Plus, read on about a new addition to the Bramble Berry product line and how you can get one of your own!
Recipe and Tools:
3 pounds Grated Luxury Rebatch
2-4 Tablespoons Distilled Water
Diluted Red LabColor
0.2 oz Star Anise Essential Oil
0.1 oz Patchouli Essential Oil
Plastic Food Wrap
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MOLD PREP: Line the 2 Pound Wood Log Mold with Freezer Paper, shiny side up. Coming soon! Save time lining molds with Bramble Berry’s brand new silicone liner for the 2 Pound Wood Log Mold.
ONE: In a crock pot or double boiler, heat the Luxury Rebatch and Distilled Water over medium heat until it reaches the consistency of mashed potatoes. In this technique, you’ll want to pay special attention to consistency and temperature – rebatch that is too dry or cool won’t adhere to itself very well.
TIP: First time making rebatch soap? Check out this Soap Queen TV video for all the basics!
TWO: Add the Orange Valencia, Star Anise, and Patchouli Essential oils to the rebatch and stir until incorporated. Color the soap with 6 mL diluted Red LabColor.
THREE: Fill the 2 Pound Wood Log Mold about 1/3 of the way with the rebatch soap. Tap the mold on your work surface to flatten the rebatch and fill in any gaps. If necessary, use some plastic food wrap to cover the surface of the soap and push on out the layer to smooth it out as best as possible.
FOUR: Color the remaining soap with an additional 9 mL diluted Red LabColor. Fill the second third of the mold with the darker-red colored soap, again tapping the mold on the table to fill in gaps and using plastic food wrap to smooth out the top of the layer.
FIVE: Color the remaining soap with an additional 12 mL diluted Red LabColor. Fill the rest of the mold with the remaining soap. There should be enough soap left for a high mounded and elaborate top, so pile it on! Use plastic food wrap to manipulate the top of the soap any way you’d like.
TIP: Depending on how high your top layer gets, you may have some extra soap. Any leftovers can be rolled into adorable soap balls, or placed into a second mold for additional soaps.
SIX: Allow the soap to fully harden. This can take 2-4 days depending on how much liquid was added to the rebatch at the beginning. Once cut, this soap is ready to use right away. Enjoy!
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