Soap still soft
After the soap reaches a light trace, is it normal that it's soft?
I made soap, for the first time (a new comer) Is it normal for it to be soft. Will it harden during curing time? Thank you, AbbyAnswer:
Just after soap has reached a light trace it is still very liquid. You continue to stir until the soap reaches a thick trace and then pour the soap into a soap mold.
After you insulate the soap for around 24 hours it should be solid. You can then unmold it and cut it. Sometimes it can still be a little soft...if that is the case then leave it for another 24 hours before cutting.
For detailed instructions on making handmade soap read the cold process soap making tutorial
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