3 Days ago I made a batch of soap. Yesterday I removed it from its mold and cut it into bars to cure for a few weeks on racks.
What I learned
Parmentment paper may not be the best liner. Or more likely more time must be spent cutting the lining material to exactly fit the mold rather than just stuff it in there. It was hard to remove and some persisted in the hardened folds.
Basically, I need to work on aesthetics before I ever hope to sell it!
Also, I tried heating the knife in a pot of hot water (second to last picture below) and also tried cutting the soap while it was cool. I noticed no difference!
Here are the pictures. I believe they are pretty self explanatory.