Thought you might like to see my very first effort at soapmaking - I was so excited to have a go at this, and now I'm itching to use the stuff. But you have to leave it to cure for about 6 weeks, and I'm only at the end of week 2!
Just going over to Flikr to load up some 'during' pics. I did cheat a tiny bit and wash my hands with a very small piece that fell off yesterday (my mould was not the best shape) and it was lovely, my hands felt clean, but not too dry.
The instructions I used were from Rhonda's excellent 'Down to Earth' blog - check out the sidebar for a link to her blog. I used the soap calculator she recommends in her soap-making post to calculate the quantities of oil. For those interested, this batch contains olive oil, rice bran oil and a little coconut oil.