This ia a lovely gentle soap. I use a plastic loaf style box with a lid as a mold. The paprika is there if you want to give the soap a soft color. They also make a nice gift. You can make your own combination of fragrance and use different essential oils. I can not give you a trace time, they can differ depending on your stirring and surrounding temperatures. Work in a well ventilated area. Use an accurate scale for weighing the ingredients and please be careful when working with lye, protect yourself and your work surface, keep children away whilst making soap. A soap recipe cannot be halved or doubled without recalculating the amount of lye. You can always contact me if you need help.