So Many Times
I cannot tell you how many times I've tried to un-mold soap dough too early and felt a wave of disappointment because the soap dough was sticky.
Feeling dejected, I would abandon that batch and leave it in the mold for another day (or two). Upon revisiting the seemingly failed soap dough this is what I discovered...
If you find that your soap dough is not ideal, try leaving it in the mold another day. Soap dough is created, with a properly balanced soap recipe, by controlled curing.
Hope this helps you on your soap dough journey!