Intro Hi All, I thought I would introduce myself. I'm a very green Newbie. My Profile picture is from my previous hobby which turned into a business (100% edible and 100% scratch). I remember my Mother and the GrandMa next door making "Lye Soap" which they used and shared for Laundry. Although, they never let me get close enough to help! I've had the desire to try making my own soap ever since. The more I read, the more convinced I am that "chemical free" is the way to go (as much as possible) for our family. My daughter has sensitive skin and my sister has had 2 rounds of chemo, I am determined to make: soap, deodorant and toothpaste the way my Mother and that GrandMa did (in the 70's). They did it because they could, not because they financially needed to. I am planning to eventually use CP Method. Still in research stage, today. Q: Is it worth the time, effort and cost to try M&P first? Thank you all for everything I've already learned from reading here.