- Oct 27, 2014
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Hi, I'm pretty new to this forum. I'm posting because I made a batch of hot process soap that didn't go through the phases normally described. It went from trace pretty much to mashed potatoes with a little applesauce in between. But it never got to vaseline stage - at that point it had been cooking for two hours so I tested it with my tongue and no zap. Rather than risk overcooking my soap I decided to mold it and call it a day. The next day I tried stamping an end piece and noticed that the soap was kinda spongy, but didn't think more of it. Then a week later I dropped the same piece in water and it floats! I tried a big middle piece and it floats as well. Now, my question is, did I mold it too fast and is this a natural side effect of molding hot process in the mashed potato stage? Also, if the soap isn't active any more, is it done the cook or should I wait for vaseline anyways? Any thoughts much appreciated Thanks!