Reply from Bramble Berry
Hello! This mold is great for melt and pour, but it can also be used for cold process soap! We recommend soaping at cooler temperatures, around 110 degrees or less. That will help keep that soap cool. Also, the soap may take one to two weeks to release from this mold. You can put a thin coating of mineral oil on the mold before pouring to help that soap come out easily. Also, gel phase doesn’t affect the final outcome of your soap, it’s just aesthetic. Gelled soap has brighter colors, while non-gelled soap has a nice matte look. I'll be emailing you personally to resolve this issue!