I'm Jeannie; mom to 6, grandma to 4, part-time librarian, and full-time home schooler. I'm new to making soap. I made one batch each of HP and CP from a recipe I worked out on a soap calculator. They both worked awesome and I thought I was a soap making genius, THEN I had a batch that failed, and I realized I needed to back up and do a lot more thorough research. I'm a little nervous because I see a lot of people getting chewed out for how they phrase a question, or for just asking the wrong question in general. I'll do my best not to upset anyone, and I look forward to learning all I can, because I'm already hooked on this soaping thing.