Hey everyone, my names Chris and I recently found this page a couple days ago just never had the time to make a post. So like the title says I'm totally new to soap making. A little about me, I work shift work so I either have 5 days off or 2 days off every week. My wife is at work most days unless we off on the weekend together. When I'm not hunting I'm always looking for a side project to try. I've done paracord projects and stuff like that but looking for something new that I could use and give as gifts to my family. I plan on starting with just bars and would like any advice I could get. Is this something I have to sink a bunch of money into to get started, or I can get a lot of stuff at local stores for a decent price? Is this something I can get into quick or takes weeks or months to get started? Like I said I don't plan on selling anything unless it would come out half decent and maybe at a craft show or fundraiser, so not looking to sink all kind of money into it. Thanks for any advice!