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Basic Soap-Making Tutorial That Anyone Can Follow
Soap making is one of many skills that used to be widely known but today is only practiced by preppers and homesteaders. And even a lot of preppers don’t bother learning how to make soap because they think they can just stock up on it instead. While this is true, if the next disaster is long enough, eventually their soap stash will be gone. And then how will they keep clean?
But that’s not the only reason to learn how to make soap. If you make lots of soap, you can use it for barter, or you can simply trade the skill itself with someone who can teach you something in return. If you’ve ever been interested in learning this skill, the following tutorial will walk you through it.
Disclaimer and Important Safety Info. You should really take a moment to read this. Lye in its distilled form is extremely caustic, and it can easily eat through your skin, muscles, fat, and even the nerves without you noticing until it is much too late. Always cover exposed skin, wear eye goggles, and wear thick rubber gloves when making lye or handling it when making soap. Always use lye in a well-ventilated area. Be extremely cautious.