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when are shampoo bars ready to use?

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zoeduck

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Hi, to start off, i am a beginer in soap making. I recently made a solid shampoo bar. It left it in the mould for 4 days, and took it out to cure 2 days ago.
I've heard it usually take 4 to 5 weeks for the soap to cure poperly, but the bar is already pretty hard. How do i know when the soap is cured properly?

Thank you in advance for any advice given.
 

CPSoaper

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Soap takes a few weeks to cure - castille soap takes a few months. The longer it cures, the milder and harder the soap gets. The harder the bar is too the longer it will last. If you aren't selling it and it passes the zap test, you can try it after a few days for your own personal use. But I wouldn't sell it until it has cured for a few weeks.
 

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I always wait at least 4 weeks to use mine.
 
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