Okay, so it appears that some posts have been lost in the move. There was one where Moonday said that the recipe has to contain SA, which led me to post something along these lines:
Dorymae; I have been having issue with trace too. I was wondering about soaping colder, I just was sure if I could do that. I see I can. My soap would trace so fast that I was tempted to use a spatula instead of a stick blender. My lye water has been at right about 90 degree and oils the same. I will try the ice bath. Didnt mean to hijack the post.Also try soaping cold, below 90 degrees. Lye water can be placed in a ice bath to cool it faster. Or prepare it a day ahead and put it out of reach of little ones in a labeled container.
is SA, sweet Almond oil?
As long as you have 5% stearic acid in your recipe, your soap will trace very quickly. I guarantee it. There is nothing you can do except change the laws of physics.