Enjoying your group! Just began teaching myself to make soap (cp). First batch was February 2022. So far lots of lessons. Added information: I am patient, curious about how things work, and always wanting to create something. I love to read and research. Some years ago I taught myself to make bath bombs. They are temperamental but not impossible. Then taught myself to make a balm and various potions made with cocoa butter etc. That is where I learned what "trace" was. Had some butters left from bath bombing and decided to use them up before they spoiled. Thus began my soap making journey. Looking forward to sharing anything that may be helpful to others, and learning whatever I can from everyone here.