So I made my first ever soap toady and I decided to do a cp soap. I made 2 batches left the soap unscented and stuck with a fairly basic recipe. I wanted to see one how they turn out and two how they perform before I start using EO/FO. I left both of them uncovered and sprayed some IP alcohol on the top to help with soap ash? They both went into silicone loaf molds that I found at Kmart for $5. So the first recipe is as follows PO 50% OO 25% CO 76deg 20% Castor O 5% Water 228gm Lye 84.2gm Superfat 5% Left everything else untouched in soapcalc except for fragrance was set to 0 I upped the amounts for the 2nd batch as the first one didn't fill the mold and i wanted to see how much the mold can take. Second batch was PO 25% OO 30% CO 76deg 25% Sweet AO 15% SB 5% water 326.8 Lye 121.4 Superfat 5% Left everything else untouched in soapcalc except for fragrance was set to 0 I also got a little creative with the pattern on top lol Both the pics were taken about 2 hours after molding. Looks like they are gelling? Not too sure Any feedback on the pics would be appreciated. I'll keep updating with new pics as I keep an eye on my soap. Anyhow weather they turn out ok or not just glad to have got a couple of batches under my belt I zap test the soap after the cure time right?