I've wanted to make my own soap for a few years now. I've not been able to find a suitable site/tutorial that can guide me to good results without spending a lot of unnecessary time and money on failed results. Since this is a forum for soap making, I'm hoping to find some great information in the forums which can help me short cut any failed starts and unnecessary purchases. I live in Upstate New York, near Syracuse. I'm 46, female, have crafted much of my life. Knitting and crocheting, beading, jewelry making and chainmaille, resin art, photography...my interests are endless. As I'm getting more mature, and have wanted to make for myself rather than buy, I want to make my own soap for myself and my family.