Cold Process Vs. Hot Process Soaping

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between cold process and hot process soaping? Making cold process soap is quicker and easier, but it has to cure for about 6 weeks. Curing gives the soap time for the water to evaporate in the soap, making it a harder bar that will last longer in use.

The hot process soap takes longer to make the day you make it, but it can be used right away. I recommend you allow it to cure for a couple of weeks.

I would love for you to watch my video below and see exactly how we made both types of soap. Soaping is fun and we sure had fun making this video.

Are you a soaper? If so, what is your favorite type of soap to make? I would love to connect with you. Please leave comments and questions down below. Thanks!

If you would like this soap recipe, it’s under “show more” below the actual YouTube video. Thanks for watching!

Some of the items I used can be found here:

Crock pot:

Stick Blender:

Infrared Thermometer

Sodium Lactate:

Soap Molds:

Coconut Oil

Olive Oil



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Published by thegingeroptimist

My name is Jan McIntyre, also known as The Ginger Optimist. I love Jesus, cooking, baking, making my own DIY products, photography, makeup, bargain shopping and encouraging others.

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