Something I have always wanted to try, but just never got the time or supplies gathered to do, is soapmaking. Somehow, this year, the stars aligned and today I was able to gather both and got down to business. Little did I know that something I had put off trying for so long could be so easy and so much fun. I made a batch of beeswax soap for my first go and it was amazingly simple. It smells so good with the lavender and patchouli oils I added. All the precautions were taken (handling lye can be tricky), but in the end it went so smoothly and took about an hour from start to finish. One thing I do know, this will not be the last time I do this craft.