- May 6, 2015
- Reaction score
but it is absolutely essential, in my humble opinion, to have both the oils and lye solution at the minimum of approximately 125-130° F.
I respectfully disagree with this. My typical soaping temps are in the 90-95 range and I don't have a problem with false trace. I've often soaped at 80-85 without issues as well. A typical recipe for me is also 60% hard oils/butters.Cooler temperatures such as the 89°F you list will usually cause a "false trace".