Tried to get fancy and use aloe vera liquid [drinkable] as the water substitute plus small amounts of hemp oil and castor oil with the majority ingredients lard and coconut oil . Freaked me out when after cooking for 45 minutes there was oil on the top. Mulched it all back together with the stick blender. We'll see what happens. Headed straight for SMF for advice and it appears, not only am I over my skis in trying new things and be hip using the hemp oil, but that my soaping temp was too high in the crock pot [approx 186-188]. Have never used hemp oil before. I had also used 1 Tbs ea of salt [non iodized] and sugar for hardness and suds. It's molded up nicely. I used lemon eucalyptus fragrance [ like Zote ] and the house smells great . Seems to be setting up okay. Lessons learned. Not ready for experimentation yet. I will go back to a nice standard recipe and stay there for awhile. A nice beige sandalwood scented three ingredient vegan no nonsense bar of soap. Had to tell y'all. It may actually turn out okay.