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Hi guys I made a batch on the 15th June
I used soapqueen basic lard recipe and today day 4 I still feel it's too soft to un mold it's the first time this happened to me normally I un mold on day 2 anyone know why ? Ty
 

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If you post your recipe we can certainly help troubleshoot. Lard soap is usually pretty hard. I can unmold in 8-12 hours with mine.
 

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Did you insulate or is the weather doing funky things right now? (Or are you in the same climate as Washington state?)

I've found I need to keep soap in the mold days longer if I use a soap queen recipe just due to weather conditions.
 

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Soapqueen states on some of her videos to leave some of her recipes in the mold several days.
 

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Hi guys I made a batch on the 15th June
I used soapqueen basic lard recipe and today day 4 I still feel it's too soft to un mold it's the first time this happened to me normally I un mold on day 2 anyone know why ? Ty
Please post your recipe, including water amount. Also, did you use any fragrances - and which one?

I make high lard soaps, don't gel, and its not uncommon for me to wait several days before I can cut especially if I use a fragrance that slow/reverses trace.
 

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Thanks guys I will post the recipe tomorrow when I can get my book
It's very sticky and soft. I do remember the only thing I did different was to put it in the fridge for a good half day first time I've ever done that The loaf is soft but the left over batter I put into smaller molds have hardened a lot more but still soft ish
 

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If this is unusual for the recipe you use, it sounds like you might have just slowed down the saponification process by refrigerating it. Don't lose hope yet!
 

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You put it in the fridge to prevent gel? When my soaps don't gel the same thing happens to me. My record is 5 days so far.
 

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If you used full water and did not gel then your soap will be soft and sticky for days. Just be patient and it will harden up.
 

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