...yeah by the time I send it will only be 3 weeks old. Probably safe to use, but it will be harder and milder with another couple weeks. I usually try to plan at least a 6 week cure when I do craft fairs.
Hahaha! I totally went through the same thing. I looked at the send date and then remembered back when I was ten and thought I'd wrap the Christmas cake I'd just baked for my mother and put it under the tree- a week before Christmas. I thought she's be surprised, and boy was she.
So I learned my lesson and there will be no real soap from me. (Sorry, Holliewood.) But I've got a couple M&P recipes I might try since I rarely get to play with the stuff.