This post is not meant to freak you out. My goal is to make you feel confident when working with lye (Sodium Hydroxide), so that you can move on to the funner (I know that’s not a word) aspects of soap making….
I hear you. Why would you want to go through the trouble of learning a new craft and purchasing new equipment and ingredients if you can simply buy commercially made soap for cheap?
Let me fill you in on why it could be well worth it.
1.Handmade soap is better for your skin
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it is this:If something is cheap then there’s always a reason for it. Oftentimes it’s because the quality is junky and that’s certainly true for commercial bar soap.