I read that some soapers don't like this method because the soap comes out soft. I did have to leave this one in the mold longer then usual, but I also tried a different recipe, which could be the culprit. I have a problem with trying more than one new thing at a time! I didn't use Palm oil, like I normally do, and I added Canola oil as well. I used less than 30% Canola, but that can make a soft bar too. All I know is this is one silky, lathery, yummy soap, it just doesn't last long! I think I'll put the Palm oil back in and use less Canola next time and see what happens. Happy soaping, everyone!