I am so excited about my latest homemaking adventure!! As I've led my family's journey toward leading healthier lives and more self-sufficient living (by that I mean, not relying on commercially processed and mass produced items), I have become increasingly intrigued by the art of soap making. I say "intrigued" because it looks interesting and fun, but it has also been quite intimidating to me since it involves so much chemistry and math if you want to go above and beyond just a basic recipe.
- This video series has been most helpful for me as I have begun my soapy journey. I basically just followed her step by step.
- This website has some good recipes as well as ideas about colorings, scents, etc. should you want to venture past plain lye soap.
- This is the website that I used for my recipe. I used the "Cocanolive II" recipe, since I already had those oils on hand.
- Note: the kind of soap I made is called "Cold Process" soap. So you can search the web for a good cold process recipe. There are lots of great websites with recipes out there! And there are even some recipes that help you make your own recipe and calculate the right ratio of lye to fats.