Hi Freeda and welcome! Wish I knew more about melt and pour! Been doing mostly CP soap---M&P seems to move so fast once you've got it melted! CP gives me time for designs, and there are so many things you can do with it. Maybe I should spend more time in the MP threads and learn something, lol.
Do you ever clean your oven with oven cleaner? What about use a drain cleaner? Poured boiling water over anything? If you have done either of those with no injury, you are capable of handling lye to make cold process soap.