Many homesteaders pride themselves on making their own products, be it the cleaners they use in their homes, their own incubators for hatching out chicks and ducklings, or their own shampoos. We are just DIY people. One area that a lot of homesteaders find themselves stuck is making soap. They want to enjoy luxurious homemade soap, but the thought of making it from scratch is scary and the price to buy it can be high. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Having made a variety of soaps, I know that the hardest part is dealing with lye. I’m not going to lye (<<< see what I did there), lye is scary stuff when you aren’t sure how to use it. It is intimidating to work with and there is significant concern for safety when you have kids in the house. Of course, most soap has lye in it, so how do you avoid that scary step? Buy Melt & Pour (M&P) soap base.