It is very orange!
I took it out of the mold after about 4 hours. Most things say melt and pour is set after 4-6 hours depending on how warm or cool your room is.
These are definitely just for me right now! I think if I attempt cold process (which does look fun!) I would gift them because you get a larger batch. I suppose the advantage of m&p is that you can make 1 bar at a time.