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TBandCW

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I tried the search with no luck. I make a full gm soap with no trouble in a slab mold that gels just fine. I now make it in a loaf mold and it didn't gel all the way. My question is, do I need to make it warmer (wrap in towel), or is it best to cool it down to prevent gel. Thanks!
 

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It depends on if you want it to gel or not. If you want it to gel, you can either try insulating the mold with towels and/or rest it on a heating pad, or you can try doing what I do- cover it, then stick it in an oven that's been pre-warmed to 100F to 110F and then immediately turned off as soon as it's placed inside, and let it sit there undisturbed for at least 18 hours before unmolding/cutting.


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