Curing time

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Ravens Haven, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven New Member

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    Hi all,

    This has probably been covered before, but how long do you all cure your soap before you wrap and sell? I am fixing to be a soaping fool, school will be out so I will have all the time to soap....so I am just curious.

    Thanks
    Autumn
     
  2. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    3-4 weeks here. I will sell certain ones at 2 weeks but I don't wrap those in plastic.
     

  3. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    I discount liquid, oven process and wrap in paper. Mine are ready in a matter of days.

    Christy
     
  4. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven New Member

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    Can you explain discounting liquid in "dumb redneck terms"? :biggrin
     
  5. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    Discounting liquid simply means using less liquid than your standard recipe calls for. I think the lye solution is generally 28% (not real sure there). Meaning the lye makes up 28% of the total lye/water. By discounting you use less liquid so your lye solution is stronger. I have some recipes that I soap at 40% so there is less water to cure out.

    You want to test new fragrances/recipes with full liquid so you can see how they behave. Then you can start to cut back.
     
  6. Narrow Chance

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    :yeahthat

    have to be very careful though.. FO's will seize like soap on a stick if your not careful. Ask me how I know.. ;)