I realize that, TEG, (I have some 4 month old Castile that I'm starting to like very much) but in my case, the soap has cured, there was nothing wrong with it. It's actually a lovely soap, my first attempt at the hidden feather swirl, made in the beginning of October. It just thickened far too quickly to do the swirl. It is fully cured, just ugly. During the rebatch, I added a little goat milk. After three hours, it was hard enough to unmold (individual silicone molds). I'll leave it for a couple of weeks before using it but now, 12 hours later, it's pretty hard. I can't believe I would have to let it cure for another 4-6 weeks. After all, I'm not making it from scratch.Curing is not about saponification. It might still be happening after the soap is cut and left to cure, but not always. That is what HP also needs a cure.
Curing is for the structure to settle and the moisture to drop. But a good example is a Castile - saponification and water evaporation is finished after a couple of months, but the difference between a 2 month old and a 12 month old Castile is striking