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Old 09-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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Re: does making soap cost more then buying?

Originally Posted by vjbakke View Post
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.
I was considering making our own soap. When I added up the cost of quality materials I found buying from coops in bulk was going to be significantly cheaper unless I planned on making in bulk and selling. If all I wanted was cheap soap and didn't care to much about the quality of ingredients it was perhaps a bit cheaper but not a lot.
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