I attempted to make a small batch of salt soap for the first time today. I did 80% coconut oil, 5% castor oil, and 15% olive oil with 20% superfat. Lye:water ratio was 1:1.8 and I soaped at room temperature. I also added 1 small spoon of green clay to the oils. I added a fragrance oil calculated at .5 oz/ per lb oils at light trace. (One that I’ve used with no problems). Then I added an equal mix of Himalayan pink salt and European Sea Salt calculated to 75% of the weight of the oils. Okay, so my understanding of salt soap is that they get very hard very quick and it’s best to un-mold within 4-12 hours and cut it soon after. Now I wonder if that’s correct. I un-molded at 5 hours and it was smooth and hard on the outside. I cut one slice and it was pretty crumbly and dry. The cut bar broke into 2 pieces. I left the rest of the loaf alone for know. Can anyone tell me… did I cut too soon or is this a recipe problem? If I wait a day, would the rest of the loaf be likely to cut better or will it still be dry? Any way to salvage this if not? Thanks!!