There are several reasons why there is a need to redo the soap and several ways to melt the soap. The remains of an unsuccessful alkaline soap, small pieces of old soap from the base, baby, everything can be melted, and pour into the form of a new attractive sticks. Let us dwell on each method.
How to melt soap at home
So, in order to melt the soap at home, you will need some kind of heater:
Depending on the selected hobs, choose a suitable heat-resistant cookware for a microwaves or water bath:
- pots with lids
- spoons with long handles or stirring sticks
How quickly melt soap
In order to melt the soap, it must be crushed. It is better to do this with a metal grater with small cells. Obviously, the smaller the soap chips, the faster the soap will melt.
To make the soap uniform, distilled warm water, milk, herbal decoction, or plant extracts are added to soap chips from baby or alkaline soap. The soap mass is sent to the water bath to melt under the lid and stir occasionally. If the water has evaporated before the soap has melted, some more liquid should be added. Components such as sugar and honey help the soap “disperse” more quickly into a homogeneous mass, and accelerate the process of thickening.
If you have an unattractive piece of soap from the base, then it is even easier to melt it. To do this, it is enough to chop the soap into cubes and in a heat-resistant container send in a microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Add oils and aromas to the liquid warm soapy mass, scrub the particles if desired and pour them into the selected mold. Thus, you can make a new soap, a suitable fragrance and a new form.
Other useful tips for soap makers:
How to make handmade soap
How to choose a mold for soap