ok I am going to give a try at making soap but I am compiling all the info and techeniques and have a question or two that I need to ask.... I want to use a stick blender. can I use a plastic one or would the metal based on be better? I am going around gathering all the items to make soap and I was looking for lye... the lowes has drano that says the ingredient is sodium hydroxide crystals. can this be used? if not could some one PLEASE put a link up here where I can order it online? I cant seem to locate it. do you have a VERY basic reciepe that you would be willing to share? I am looking for something without fragrance and perhaps with goats milk. I would prefer my 1st batch to have the least amount of ingredients so I dont waste other stuff. I will use the soap but it wil be a hand soap for the kids more than likely..... can I ask questions here and have you guys answer them? thanks in advance guys you all rock!!!