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Date:April 12th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
I thought soap had to cure for a time - like weeks or something? no?
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Date:April 12th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Well...yes and no. Once it hardens, it's all saponified, and it's soap. It's soft, though - it gets harder as the excess liquid evaporates. You can *use* it, though, once it's hard. Most people let it cure for 4 - 6 weeks, but the chemical reaction is done, so......

I "tested" my batch this afternoon- when I pulled the cling wrap off, there was a bit of soap stuck on it, so I did the tongue test (touched my tongue to it). It didn't zap me, so the lye has all been converted - and it lathered up nice and frothy!

I am going to let most of the bars sit....but if I run out of soap before it's all hard, I'll be using it. :wink:

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