Hello I've just found this forum and it looks very interesting so I shall have a look round later but I was searching for an answer on a soap making question so hopefully someone can help. I haven't made a lot of soap but last year I rendered some lard from pork fat and made a batch with goats milk and oatmeal. Although it smelled rather porky at first, the odour faded after a while and it was fine. We are now out of pig fat but since I make a lot of goats butter I wondered if I could use that instead. I notice on the MMS Lye Calculator that butterfat has been added but is that the same as plain old butter? Has anyone ever tried making soap from butter? If this has been discussed before can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.