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Bigbadwolf

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Hello everyone,
I am a beginner soap maker and had some questions about my last (second ever) batch of CP soap.
The soap has a little oil that pooled on the top corner I noticed right away. When I unmolded (35 hrs) a silicone mold the side of the soap had pulls from being separated from the silicone.
I had two questions:
1. Why did the oil pool on the top?
2. Should I have waited more than 35 hours to unmold?
I did add colodol oats and kalin clay to final mix.
Also I added the lye mix at 89 degrees and the oil was about 100.

thank you in advance!
 

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Thank you so much for the reply. I didn't add any fragrance oil (sorry just realized it had 0.5 oz in soap calc)
 
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With this being very liquid oil based, you could have waited longer to unmould. I know it's not overly helpful, but the best time to unmould and cut a soap is when it is ready for it - and that can vary even if you make the same batch another time based on slight variations in so many of the variables we have in soaping!
 
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You have a high olive oil content and you have a very low lye concentration. Both of these will mean you have to wait a long time to unmold. It will be fine and it will be soap - you just need to give it a good long cure to harden up.
Change your lye setting to 'lye concentration' 33% initially until you get the hang of developing better recipes. And maybe add some harder fats to your recipe to increase your palmitic/stearic percentages - cocoa butter, more shea, palm, soy wax or animal fats.
I found this to quite helpful in my earlier days: https://www.modernsoapmaking.com/blog/the-most-popular-fatty-acid-profiles-in-soapmaking/
 
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