Well ventured into re batch soap, not a total failure but not what I expected.I will try one more time with a different brand.
Shea butter & castile.
Both same method
double boiler bring water to boil in lower pan.Place grated soap in top pan with lid.
melt slowly over very low heat add 2 tablespoons of water (should have used less) after it is the consistency of mashed potatoes add fragrance. Took 25-30 minutes to melt. 5 minutes of stirring off & on. and then plopping it into silicone soap moulds.
Took at least a week to cure.
so they turned out too rustic and lather great but when you get to the end of the bar of soap it turns very soft.
All in all I like melt & pour better- it is easier & milder but not that great of a lather.