Written by Carol Pincione • Posted on November 9, 2021
Prior to this post I talked about safety, sodium hydroxide and the preparation of ingredients. Let's see now what happens during saponification!
The soap batter is poured into the moulds, follows texture and decor to terminate the process.
I normally seal my soap loaves with a cover and blankets for approximately 24-48 hours. They are then cut and left to cure. As my soaps have no chemical hardeners, they need to cure for approx 4-6 weeks in a ventilated area before I place them on sale. During this time, the soaps slowly release all the water and get fully dried.
Once this time is passed, they reach your homes!