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    So, I cut the soap yesterday after letting it dry for 24 hours. The recipe called for waiting 24 hours, but I saw other recipes that said to wait 2-3 days to cut, and I think that is what I will do next time.

    It was still really soft, so when I cut it, I ended up putting fingerprint indents in it. Which is no big deal, since this is a test batch, but next time I'll wait until it is a little more set!

    So, I cut the soap, and got it on my hands, becuase it was so soft. All winter I have had dry cracked hands, that lotion just won't cure. So, I washed the soap off my hands after I cut it, and lo and behold, my hands are soft and smooth and the cracks are totally gone!

    I hope this soap retains its moisturizing qualities as it dries! It'll be a great moisturizing soap for the winter time when everything is so dry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momto2Boyz View Post
    I hope this soap retains its moisturizing qualities as it dries! It'll be a great moisturizing soap for the winter time when everything is so dry!
    This is a great perk from making your own soap. DH is diabetic and his skin is dry from it. His scalp is crusty (yuk!) from it. My first batch was no fragrance, all vegetable oils and he loves it. His skin is not so dry and his scalp is not crusty at all. He's mentioned the difference. It's chilly here and all we have to do now is try using just-warm-enough water for showers instead of hot.

    Happy soaping!

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    I think I'm going to collect supplies to try this--and I love honey almond scent too. :yes:

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    I wasn't going to go out today (we have 6" of snow & still falling) but doggone it, I want to go to the hardware store now.....

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    Momto2Boyz--How did your soap turn out after it cured for 3 weeks? Just curious to know if you would make this recipe again or try another one.

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