Room Temperature Method

by Shay

Hello...just wondering with the room tempeture method how long would you leave the soap in the mold before you would take it out to cut it up and what would the curing time be?


Is it basically similar to the cold process method when it comes to hardening and curing?

Does the finished product look and feel like the cold processed soap?

I've never made soap before and was going to try the cold process method but this room tempeture method sounds even more interesting to me.

Thank you for any assistance you have to offer.

You're site is a great site for those of us starting out :>)

Regards,
Shay

Answer:

The only difference between the regular cold process method of soap making and the room temperature method is that you don't bring the oil and lye solution to the same temperature. You essentially let the lye do that for you.

The soap can be removed from the mold anywhere from 12 to 48 hours after the insulation time. This will depend on the recipe you have used. As long as the soap is firm enough to handle and is cool to the touch it is fine to unmold.

The cure time is the same as well...4 to 6 weeks.

As for the final product...it too is the same.

Good luck,
Cathy

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Thanks :>)
by: Shay

Thanks so much Cathy for your imput now I can make soap the room tempurature method :>) I think it's even better for a beginner as there's less to worry about temperature wise as well as a couple of less steps to have to do. Thanks a bunch :>)

Sincerely,
Shay

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First Time Soap Making I Used The Room Temperature Method
by: Shay

Hi Cathy & Everyone Else :>)

I finally got up the nerve to make my first batch of soap and used the Room Temperature Method and it worked like a charm! Was so easy to do and the instructions were simple to follow. My first batch of Room Temperature Method soap is in the mold and being insulated waiting to be cut tommarrow I hope it's ready by then. I found that tracing happened very quickly with this method and I used turmeric spice for colouring and Blueberry fragrance oil. After I added the f.o. the trace went from thin to thick within seconds so I had to quickly pour the soap into the mold. My soap turned out a very nice yellow colour, matter of fact looks like margarine to be exact :>) Anyways this Room Temperature Method is a hit with me. My first batch was so easy to make. I LOVE SOAP MAKING ... I'M ADDICTED

**Shay**

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Can't wait to try this!
by: Cuper Duper

With the help of your site, I have made my first batch of cold process soap and your recipe: Shea Butter Coconut Milk Soap. It went just as described on your site. I can't wait to try this method. It looks even easier.

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Room Temperature Soapmaking
by: Anonymous

I tried a batch of room temperature soaps. The texture and fragrance turned out beautifullly however, when I took the soaps out of the mold it had a little sting to it. Is this a normal reaction before the curing is complete? I don't want any soaps to irritate the skin. Thanks for your help.

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Soap that hasn't cured yet can definitely cause irritation. Always let the soap cure before using it.

Cathy

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