HELP! Does anyone out there have a very very simple soap recipe made with lye, lard, and water (and maybe a little eo fragrance)? I've been checking on the web, and most of the recipes call for oils that I've either not heard of (like kukui nut oil) , or that I would not have access to except through mail order (we are very rural). Also, I keep hearing everyone talk about the stick blenders to trace with - what do you do (ok, worst case scenario) if you have no power? How long do you stir? This will be my first attempt at making any soap other than homemade laundry soap (fells, borax, washing soda), so I'm anxious NOT to waste my stores of lard. Any help and recipes would be sooooooo appreciated! Thank you!