Today is the 1st anniversary of making my own soap. I've made 7 batches in this time, enough to keep Joe and myself clean as well as sharing it around with family and friends.
The cost for a plain soap is about 80cents a bar and is mild and gentle with the glycerine intact unlike commercial soap where it is removed and sold separately resulting in a drying soap. The cost of the essential oils is quite high but makes bathing a much more pleasurable experience. Joe loves his Man Soap which is a mix of 4 teaspoons each of patchouli and cinnamon oils with a teaspoon of ground cinnamon stirred in to give it a nice purple colour.
I use Rhonda's Cold Pressed Soap recipe and am using 2 x 2litre ice-cream tubs with baking paper as the soap keeps sticking in my lovely molds and needs digging out!
Confession...after posting about my huge wool stash I bought more. ( lol ) 150gms of lambswool blend for $3 at the Red Cross Shop was too much temptation and a Milo is on the needles for Miss Megan :)