I talk about making soap so much. No really, I talk about it a lot. Usually I end up being asked, "How do you make soap exactly??" Either my friends are just being nice and humoring me through conversation, or a lot of people are really interested to know how it's done! So I thought I'd put together a short little post covering exactly how I make cold process soap, aka lye soap or handmade soap.
A few weeks ago I walked my mom through making a batch of soap, then a day or two later turned her loose to make her own, while I stood by for questions, to take pictures, and omg wait don't do thaaaattt!! Here are some photos and basic descriptions of what's going on in a sort of step-by-step process.