Didn't feel like getting out because of snow , so I stayed in and decided to make soap. I would like to try to make soap from scratch using lye and whatever else the recipe calls for, but I am not that comfortable in using Lye right now, maybe if I watch someone do it.I tried the easy way. I had a few bars of Ivory in my cabinet so I grated 3 bars. I saw this somewhere in a book, can't remember but it works well and smells great.
I use a hand held grater, much easier to clean after grating soap.
I add some water to soften it to make it more pliable to mound along with a scent of your choice, I used Lavender oil, Rose smells good too.
The 3 bars made 4 large balls of soap. I didn't color it, but ya can if you want. I think they look like snowballs, perfect for this time of year.