This admittedly funny Onion article makes fun of suburban housewives who enjoy once-grueling household tasks such as churning butter and making soap. Okay, okay, like I said, it’s funny.
But yet – hey, I make soap! The boyfriend and I have been making our own soap for a couple of years now. We like it because we can decide exactly what goes into it, thus avoiding many skin irritation problems we have had with commercial soaps. It’s also fun because we can make soaps of various colors or scents or whatever, and our friends and family seem to enjoy getting handmade soap for Christmas as well.
But now this Onion article has me worried, goshdarnit. Am I secretly just a big old dork for making soap at home? Should I just throw in the towel and start buying Zest like everybody else?
[I’m just kidding about throwing in the towel; I would never give up a hobby I truly enjoy just because the Onion ran an article making fun of it. My self-esteem isn’t THAT bad. I guess I’m just curious as to what other people think of home soapmaking. Am I the only person who does this?]