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orangeblossom

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I understand why people discount lye, to superfat the soap, by why discount water? Is it to get it to cure more quickly? Like there is less water to evaporate, therefore it is cured more quickly? Or some other reason?
 

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orangeblossom said:
I understand why people discount lye, to superfat the soap, by why discount water? Is it to get it to cure more quickly? Like there is less water to evaporate, therefore it is cured more quickly? Or some other reason?
Yes, it's to shorten cure (hardening) time.
 

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Ok so how do you know how much water discount?

And how much does this generally cut down on the curing time?
 

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Ok so how do you know how much water discount? And how much does this generally cut down on the curing time?
Hi brian0523,

I was wondering this myself. The best info I have been able to find online about discounting water is here:

http://www.tlcsoaps.com/waterdiscount.htm

I'm just a beginning soaper and I have not tried discounting water yet, so I don't really know if this info is useful or not. But I think I might try it some day ... :)
 

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