So I grabbed a screenshot of homemade ketchup, just for you @watch4thedrop
Not just lye soap, but LAVA soap. Dad kept a bar of that stuff in downstairs bathroom for cleaning up his hands after he worked on the cars, dug in the garden or cleaned his guns. It was like washing your hands with sandpaper. 😉
Grandad was a mechanic and a farmer. He washed up with Tide. The fam used to laugh about it, but he liked to be clean when he wasn't working.
When it comes to making things “from scratch”, my rules amount to two factors: 1) Can I make it better? and 2) Can I make it cheaper? If I can answer yes to even one of those two factors, I’ll do it. If not, it’s not worth my time. IMO, butter is one of those things that doesn’t qualify — unless you have access to fresh, unpasteurized cream from a small-time dairy farm with very happy cows. Which I don’t, around here.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.