Before I can even start gathering my ingredients (which I plan to do this weekend), I have to learn the lingo of soapmaking. For instance, oil and fragrance are totally different from each other and must not be interchanged lest I want my concoctions to blow up in my face (hence, the need for goggles, which reminds me I still dunno where to get them... lab shops near Bambang Hospital in Manila, perhaps?)
Below are the words I need to learn, so when I follow certain recipes later on, I'd understand what I'm doing.
Basic Soap or Soap Base
Cold Process (CP)
Hot Process (HP)
Melt and Pour (MP)
That's a lot! I guess, I better start memorizing the meaning of each of those words.