When I first started making soaps, I focused in on M&P. I was scared to make more than that, lye was an intimidating product. I finally became brave enough to tackle hot process, a short time later, cold process. However, practice makes perfect, and the only way to really learn was to do it over and over again. With the amazing deals for lye here, I had the ability to buy enough to be wasteful so I could make batch after batch until I finally became good enough to make it worth the money I had invested, and now, all I want to do is make soap.