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aroma
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« on: January 11, 2013, 06:56:52 PM »

I always put my soap in the oven to gel.  But  would like to try it one time not gelled. My questions are how long before you do the zap test?   How long before you can cut it, and how long before it can be used?  TIA
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 08:35:36 AM »

Not gelled, should be skin safe in 2 weeks.  Probably will stop zapping after a few days and can be used but will dry the skin.

I wouldn't cut it until after it stops zapping... could make ash on all surfaces if cut while still zappy... instead of ash just on the top.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 12:04:18 PM »

I don't gel a lot of mine. I usually cut within 24 hours and zap test when I cut. It all depends on the recipe. I have some recipes that I cut at about 2-3 days because they are softer (though they cure hard) and some recipes that I can cut at about 12-18 hours. When to cut usually depends on how soft/hard your loaf is when you unmold. I still do the same cure on my nongel and CPOP soaps...minimum of 4 weeks. I also double check the soaps at the end of their cure with pH strips just to make sure. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 02:19:29 PM »

Yeah, brnicholas . . . there's something happening in the atmosphere!
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 07:15:29 PM »

I never gel and cut mine at 24 hours.  I dont zap test till further down the road.  only prob was the 100% coconut oil soap--cut it early!!!!
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