Hi Everyone, A friend and I are teaching ourselves to make cold process soap. I'm Cheryl. I'm so happy to have found this forum! You are all so kind and generous with your support! I have a question about oil temperature. I've been reading here on the forum that people soap at room temperature. In our last two batches, we included ingredients (beeswax in one and cocoa butter in another) that melt at pretty high temperatures. After melting, should we let the oil mixture cool down before adding our lye water? If I let the oils cool down, I am concerned we would get "false trace", the oils solidifying again before they actually saponify after the lye is added. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.