I like homemade soaps and I usually purchase it at craft shows in scents that I like. I have even ordered it online a couple of time. However, I really want to try to make my own homemade soap. I have been hoping to try it for a while. Rhonda has several good tutorials and it seems simple and straight forward enough. I finally have gathered all the supplies - goggles, a kitchen scale, lye, and some good fats.
So next time that I have an evening to myself, I will try it. My plan is to try to make a couple of different types of soaps. 1) I would like a nice creamy soap - maybe with some coconut oil and a bit of superfatting (where you have a slightly higher ratio of fats to lye for the extra creaminess). 2) I would also like to try to make a practical kitchen sink type of soap - I have been saving bacon grease for this purpose. And if that works out well, I would like to try using my kitchen sink soap in homemade laundry soap.
The scale and the lye were the only real new expenses. The scale is a one time ever sort of purchase and it was $15. The lye was $8 for a good sized container that should last me through years of soap making. All in all not too expensive for a fun and productive project. I will be back with an update on how it goes - hopefully in the near future. :)