I'm new to making lye soap. The first batch I made was 5 days ago, and it's still the consistency of playdough... Several things may have gone wrong. I used a hand mixer not a stick blender (which I have since bought a stick immersion blender) it may have not been mixed thoroughly enough, I only got light trace it never got thick. I may have added too much water to the lye, and I think I may have allowed it to cool to much. Not sure what I did wrong. I tried a little of it and it lathers up fine, but it's not getting hard. I want to know if it will harden up if I leave it sit in the mold for days or weeks? If not I was planning to use some of it to make shampoo anyway, so would melting it in water and turning it into liquid soap be advisable at this point? If I heat it up and melt it in boiling water, would I still have to allow it time to cure , or would it be OK to use it sooner?