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Why and How of Curing Soap?

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Why and How of Curing Soap?

Some of my clients asked me: Why does it take so long, after you made a soap, to add it to the store? In this blog I will explain why it takes more than a month for a soap to be ready, available in the store.  What is a soap? Soap is a salt produced by the chemical reaction, called Saponification, between fatty acids and an alkali metal hydroxide, such as sodium or potassium. During this reaction, the triglycerides are broken down into their component fatty acids and neutralized into salts by the sodium hydroxide. Cold Process Soap is the result of this chemical reaction.  ...

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