I wouldn’t exactly call this a hobby, because I don’t make soap every week or every month. I only make it when we need some more bars. I started making my own soap in, I think, 1996. FabGrandpa’s skin itched all the time, and we had tried every brand of soap available in the store. So, I learned how to make our own at home.
It is really easy, once you get the hang of it (and all the proper equipment to do it with). Yesterday, I made seven pounds of lavender mint soap. (I wish you could smell this picture) This should last us six months or more, even if I give some away as gifts. It is now in the back of the truck, where it will sit for a week or two to dry and cure, before I put it all in ziplock bags and store it in the bathroom. I’ll have to make another batch next week, with clary sage and cinnamon in it, then I’ll be done for another year.