Starting in 1971 I moved to a farm, a city girl. Didn't know how to do very much except for cooking. I had to learn fast and we didn't have a lot of money for extra's so I did what I had to do so I made things. I started out with lye soap but when glycerin came available I switched because of my skin. I still make it and give as gifts. I leave out the herbs and put plastic things in the bottom of mold for children. Just make sure they can't choke on them. I give those to older children.