How to Rebatch African Black Soap

Written by jennifer habersham | 13/05/2017

The process of rebatching soap simply means to melt and reform the soap. Almost all soaps can be rebatched, including African black soap. African black soap not only cleans away dirt, but also moisturises the user's skin due to its oil base. Users claim the soap cures acne, softens dry skin and removes rashes. African black soap can be used on the entire body, including the hair.

Grate the entire bar of African black soap. The soap should be dry before attempting to grate. Grating wet soap can lead to a mess. If you do not have a cheese grater, try shaving the soap with a sharp knife. The smaller or thinner the pieces of soap, the easier it is to rebatch.

Fill a sauce pan with water and bring to a boil.

Add the soap shavings into a boil-safe bag and seal tightly. Place the bag in the boiling water and leave for 20 minutes or until the soap is melted.

Empty the melted soap into a soap mould. Leave the soap in the mould for approximately three days. If you do not have a soap mould, let the melted soap cool until it is comfortable to touch, then mould with your hands.

Things you need

  • Cheese grater
  • Sauce pan
  • Boil-safe bag
  • Soap mould

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