I made a batch of soap with the following recipe because I wanted to use up some different oils I had on hand. 12.3 oz. coconut oil 10 oz, lard 10 oz. olive oil 3.7 oz. grapeseed oil 3.2 oz. cocoa butter .8 oz. swt. almond oil 16 oz. water 6.68 oz. lye 1 oz. lemongrass EO It was a CP soap. Half of the soap went into a silicone loaf mold, and the rest in silicone bar molds. It set in my pretty chilly basement for 48 hours. The bars from the individual molds are great, and the loaf looked beautiful when I dropped it out, but it ended up being pretty brittle when I cut it. What went wrong? I mostly make soap for my family, and sell a little to friends because I make more than we can use. When I used to just make soap and not give any thought to the temps and conditions, it never seemed like I had problems. Now that I have started trying take it up a notch and be more deliberate with my methods, things go funky on me all the time.