Hello, First, congratulations on your forum that has so much information! I´m new here and though I don´t usually have much time for forums, I signed up because I had to try and request an opinion from people that have more experience at making soap than I. I´m writing this thread to request your help and opinion on a cold process 100% olive oil soap that I tried. I have made several 100% olive oil soaps in the last few years. Some where fairly sucessful but most weren´t. And this is bothering me: why some go well and some don´t. So I´m trying to figure out why? I had so many ruined batches lately that it really bothers me. I usually have to save the soap by reheating and this shouldn´t happen, besides it doesn´t always help. Here are the photos of my last batch: Olive oil - 920 grams Water - 920 grams Lye - 124 grams I made it on Friday and it hasn´t set yet since then. It looks like it kind of gelled but there is liquid at the bottom and it never reached real trace. The oil was at room temperature and the lye solution cooled for more than an hour before adding it, I´m guessing it should be at room temperature. The water for the lye solution was slightly warm at about 82F. In that day, temps where in the 75F. The only possible mistakes I see of what could have gone wrong is that I may have added the lye solution a bit more faster than I should but I tried to add it slowly. I hand stirred. I know you´re going to tell me it has too much water but in my experience, 100% or 90% result in soap. A few weeks before, I made a soap that was the best I ever made with olive oil and reached trace in 4 hours, then gelled in the mold. It had 100% water and same recipe only a smaller batch. Why one worked and the other didn´t? That´s what bothers me. I hate to fail more than half the batches I make, that´s alot of oil wasted! I also rechecked the recipe, even made the calculations with the saponification values too just to be sure, and always get the same solution: 124 grams of lye. Do you know how I can save this one? I suppose reheating? I´m not sure it will reintegrate all this caustic water that separated. This type of separation happens to me alot. I know this is alot of info but if anyone has any idea why this always happens alot it would be a big help!