Re: does making soap cost more then buying?
It would be cheaper to buy it made IMO if you don't already have all the supplies or have a way to sell it as well. The soap making supplies add up and to make a good bar you don't want to use cheap veggie oil. I buy my lye in bulk about 10 lbs at a time and buy oils in bulk when I can. I use mainly olive oil, coconut oil and organic palm oil, those are the basics.