Masterbatching sounds suggestive, I know. When you heard the word, what did you think of? Whatever image you have in your head, you can let it go. Masterbatching is a way for me to save time when I make soap.
When I get an idea for a soap, whether it’s a new scent, color combination or both, I want to get started immediately. I don’t want to have to take time out to weigh out my oils. I need to move the large boxes of coconut, palm oils and shea butter to my table, and open each one. I take out what I need and then I have to put them away. The boxes are heavy and I’m lazy! Measuring oils is also messy. Once I’m done I always have to clean up my work area before soaping.
To speed things along I masterbatch my oils. I pick a day and spend a few hours weighing out individual batches of oils in separate containers. I start with the coconut oil, adding the correct amount to each container. Next, I add the palm oil. The last to go in is my shea butter. Once all three oils are in the container, it is capped, dated and stored on my shelf.
There are other ways to masterbatch oils for soap but this is the way that works best for me. When I want to make soap, all I need to do is grab a container and put it in a pot. As a double check I know what these oils should weigh in my pot. I weigh in the olive oil and I’m ready to soap.
Do you have any time saving tips for soapmaking? I’d love to hear them in the comments below.
Yours in Gratitude,