I've been reading the soaping forum for weeks and reread the basic instructions at least 25 times -trying to get the nerve up to get some supplies and just do it--I have a reputation for being a huge klutz -like an accident waiting to happen so I always avoid chemicals, chain saws,etc. But I know during the upcoming 'dry' season would be the best time for me to try this -so here are a few maybe off the wall questions so please bear with me: I've been dumping milk (the cat gets most of it) from one doe due to worming w/cydectin -it's been over 30 days now - I thought I would freeze some of her milk for soap before she's dry- is this ok or would there be enough residual to worry about? Do you pasteurize for soap? Which stick blender do you recommend? Where do these 'martha molds' come from? If I want to do this on my porch instead of in my kitchen what outside temperature do I need to stay above to avoid problems like with trace. Some of the gm soap I have used in the past smells nice until use then leaves a slight rancid odor on the skin -(no, not from anyone here!!) What causes this? Just don't want to make something I wouldn't use. Thanks for your help - several yrs back I did make melt n pour for a while so I have a couple books with lots of eo info and some recipies -I just never felt like I was making 'real' soap.