Making homemade soap is a wonderful idea for the avid crafter or the sensitive skin individual. Although cold process soaps are a great, natural alternative to store-bought soaps, one should use precaution when using lye (also known as sodium hydroxide). Lye is a caustic product that could damage utensils or cause bodily harm. As with any product, when used safely and with caution, lye is a wonderful ingredient that allows people to create unique and wonderful cold process soaps!
Have fun and stay safe!