As a result, in my frantic attempt to keep up with orders and keep things in stock, I've embraced an alternative method of soapmaking. In the past, I have exclusively used the cold process method, which takes 30 days to cure and up to a year to become fully hardened. The hot process method uses heat as a catalyst to hasten the chemical reaction and causes the soap to reach the finished hardness in a matter of a day or two.
The oils used determine the hardness of the soap, rather than the process used to make the soap. I'm using all the same organic botanical oils I've used for some time. The only difference you may notice is the appearance of the soap. It make look lumpier on the top of the bar and less smooth. (this is because it goes into the mold when it's the consistency of vaseline, rather than a liquid)
Thank you for your patience as we try to keep up with orders, schoolwork, potty training, dirty dishes and daily life on the hill!! <3