Soap-Making

An odd activity that proves to be entertaining.

Credit to Can Stock Photo

Credit to Can Stock Photo

Francesca Macomber, Staff Writer

While life can find itself full of different activities to entertain us through the toils of day to day life, there are unique challenges we can acquaint ourselves with in order to give life the extra acidic-pizzazz it needs. Or, rather, basic.
I’m not here to write about the average fun-time activity of riding bikes or learning to crochet, but rather, soap-making.
To start off, to make a single bar of soap costs more or less a dollar. While supplies tend to be ordered in chunks, in order to mass-produce the item, it is much cheaper than finding oneself in a chain-store and selecting an object over-saturated with unhealthy ingredients, and tax.
According to “Force of Nature,” soap contains different “parabens” and allergens within fragrances that can be harmful.
It’s not that big of a deal; when push comes to shove, the benefit to making soap is the fun that comes with it.
There are multiple different intricate molds that can be purchased, and ways to find more natural scents to incorporate into the bar.
It can be a risky process, though, considering lye, one of the most active ingredients, is used to burn bodies. Yikes. In addition, the soap needs time to sit over a period of a few weeks.
It’s really just a conversation-starter and way to cut back on a few bucks and find a bizarre form of wholesome entertainment. Maybe one of you will monopolize the soap-industry with your at-home craft. Could be best in the business.