Forgot to add sodium lactate, will that ruin my soap?

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luebella

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I made a big batch of cp soap tonight, and I forgot to put sodium lactate in it . Will that ruin the batch? Its a kind of soft soap to begin with, the first batch i made with this recipe is now 3 weeks cured, and is pretty hard, but you can push in if you push hard. Hardness=30 on soap calc.

Will this mean that my soap will be really soft, or just that it will take longer to take out of the mold? Thanks!
 

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Probably both. If you're using a silcone mold you'll have to wait longer to unmold it. If your recipe is high in soft oils, you may need a longer cure time. The soap definitely isn't ruined though!
 

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That's good to know! I really Hope after six to 8 weeks that it is hard enough to use! I used olive, coconut, castor, rice and shea. Love the other bars I made using it but it had sodium lactate. Well see!
 

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