Admittedly I’m a farmer / business woman before a soap maker and as such I’ve learned in the mysterious realm of oils and lye, where there’s a will there’s a way. Now anytime you hear a gal use that phrase you can be sure she’s survived many a battle. Such is the case with me and soap making. You see, I’m far from patient and the thought of waiting several weeks to unmold my first batch of soap was just more than I could bear. Thus, I turned my attention to what is known as “hot process” or hp soap making. This technique isn’t for everyone. It certainly has its drawbacks which I will try to cover in this post along with tips I’ve learned to overcome some of the more annoying problems experienced by many who choose to use this particular method. Continue Reading>>

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