Hello, everyone! I wasn't sure what forum to post this on, so I thought I'd put it here and in the Cooking and Crafts forum. I am looking to take another step toward proper nutrition and healthcare, and the step I'm going to attempt is to start making soap. We do not own any dairy livestock (well, it would be mighty hard to milk a rabbit..), so milk-based soaps are out at the moment, although I am looking at talking to a homesteading family we know, about acquiring raw milk, so I am not against a book that includes milk-based soaps along with other types. I have heard of lye soaps, and hand-milled soaps, etc, but am not incredibly familiar with the differences, etc. What would you recommend as a good beginner soap? Furthermore, the big question: which book(s) would you recommend as being the most inclusive and informative for someone who's just starting off? I'm going to be ordering from Amazon in the next couple of days, and would like to know what you recommend - the reviews on their site seem to vary over each book, and I thought I'd come to the homesteading quadrant for some opinions. Thanks muchly!