I've made hot process soap before and enjoy the ability to use the bars faster than cold process soap (4 to 6 week cure time). Anyway, I've never had any problems before. It gets thick so I'm not able to make fancy designs like is possible with cold process, but there are pros and cons to both. The pot of soap was getting close to being done when the soap started growing and growing and growing. It was going to overflow my crock pot so I needed to do something. I started stirring but that didn't help. I turned off the heat. Still nothing. It was going over and I couldn't stop it. Luckily I had my protective gear on: rubber gloves & goggles,and pot holders handy, so I picked up the crock and dumped the overflowing, dripping mess into the prepared molds. I had to put it somewhere. What a mess! It dripped all over my counters and floor. Slippery and dangerous! It took me an hour just to clean up all the drips and spills. When I looked online to see what went wrong, it appears that sometimes that just happens. I will think twice and prepare MUCH better before I make another batch of hot process soap. So I'm back to pumping out the cold process type which has to cure but it so much safer to make!
Michele Baumgartner is passionate about natural, healthy, handmade personal care products. Ditch the chemicals and stay healthy. Constantly researching ingredients and avoiding harmful preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. If she won't put it on her daughter, she certainly won't sell it to you.