I just made 2 batches of Castile soap, yeah i used pomace olive oil in mine, because I heard it traces faster. Well it's been sitting in the mold for just over 24 hours, I know I have to allow this to set for a longer period of time and all, I've heard around 48 hours, before removing the soap from the mold, is this kind of a guideline verses 'rule of thumb'? i am kind of playing it by ear, should I just keep playing it by ear or is there a time limit that I might be able to shoot for here? LOL Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, this is my first time with castile soaps, i've always used a more 'detailed' recipe, LOLIlovesoap said:Me too! I love it, make a very creamy colored soap.