Let me guess, you’re here on this page because you want to make your own natural handcrafted soap … or perhaps you’re curious why so many people are moving from store-bought soap to natural alternatives.
Back in 2008, I made my first batch of soap. I had been battling ultra-troubled skin perpetually irritated by nasty synthetic body washes. I tried some soap from the health food store and was amazed that it immediately helped my skin issues. The downside to using that soap was the cost!
After researching, I realized I could make natural soap myself, heal my irritated skin, and save money in the process!
I read a few books, got up the courage to work with lye, and made that first batch of soap. With my goggles and gloves in place, I measured out my soapmaking ingredients and stirred … and stirred … for over an hour! I finally poured the soap into my mold … only to wake up the next morning to an oozing, squishy mess. I was disappointed but unwilling to give up!
It turns out that my recipe was horribly off balance; my procedure and techniques were chaotic and outdated. I simply didn’t have enough knowledge to make a successful batch of soap. Gratefully, I’ve learned a lot since 2008.