DIY Friday: Make your own soap

MAKE: Make Bar Soap I remember when my ex-husband told his mother that I made my own soap, and she said, "Why? Soap is cheap."

The answer: Because making your own soap is awesome, that's why.

I realized I was running low on soap and went looking for a recipe. I found this at Make. You can find lots of books on making soap, but you don't need anything more complicated than this.

Note: Lye can be difficult to get. I used to be able to get it at the hardware store, but new laws after 9/11 made it pretty near impossible in NYC. Maybe you'll have better luck if you live elsewhere. Otherwise, you'll have to buy it online, possibly in bulk.