Room Temperature Method
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 :>)
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.