Temperature affects your final product. After your freshly made soap is poured into the mold it will go through a gel process. There are two ways to control your soap as the final product sets.
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In this video we get describe three buzzwords in soap making and show examples. Trace is a texture in your batter. Gel is an exothermic process of saponification. Insulation is a method used to gel cold process soap.