I did not say she couldn't use it sooner than 2 weeks, I said I wait 2 weeks because the soap is drying and it makes for a harder bar.soap_lady said:I disagree, you can use it sooner than 2 weeks.
soap_lady said:The saponification process is complete in +/- 24 hours. The reminder of the "cure" time allows the excess liquid to evaporate and produce a harder bar.
mandolyn said:For CP - I disagree. The saponification process continues beyone 24 hrs, that's why the soap is milder after 4-6 weeks.
You can use it as soon as there's no zap, but it won't be as hard or as mild as a fully cured soap.
I'm talking CP here.
I'm feeling the same way about my shampoo bars. It's been about two weeks, so I'm going for it!Why do the soaps have to cure? Is there anything wrong with using them early. It's been a week and I REALLY want to try some of my new soap. I'm trying to be patient but I don't know if I can handle it anymore.