Well, it has been a few days & it looks as though my sticky mess is not as big a mess as I thought. No longer sticky, I cut it up for curiosity's sake (and to see if it was riddled with goo). It... It looks like soap! I don't know what the ph is, as I don't have any strips yet. It's still very, very soft- but what I read is that in cases like this, let it try for 6 weeks. If it's still squishy, THEN re batch (cut it all up & cook it with tiny bits of water at a time to make it useable). Anyway, here it is now. I had aimed for lavender, while mixing it looked orange, now it appears to be a rather unattractive mauve. Smells nice, though.