How do I make soap?
May 16, 2009 9:32 PM Subscribe
I want to start making homemade cold-process bar soap in my kitchen. Help?
posted by cheerwine to home & garden (18 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I've seen several basic instructions online, but if anyone has any specific (vegetable-based) recipes they'd like to send my way, I'd appreciate it. I have assorted essential oils that I can use, and would like to experiment with using goat milk at some point.
Also, where can I get lye in/near Brooklyn, NY? How much ventilation is required for a "well ventilated room" for mixing lye safely? My kitchen has one average-sized window and a fan that I can point toward it- should that be safe, or should I do it outside?
Anything else I should know? Thanks!