Because I don't share a lot of information I won't tell you where but I will say I'm from GA. I'm from a little town nobody seems to know about if I do tell you. I make my own soap because I don't like garbage going on my family's skin. Skin is the largest organ we have and it takes in what we put on it. I don't like to use poisons and chemicals although I do use essential oils after doing a lot of reading and researching and diluting. I want to crawl into a hole somewhere and hide to keep from barging in on other people's opinions when they start talking about ingesting EOs and even using them neat. My soaps are ugly because I rarely color them and when I do I usually just have a single color because of the ingredients. I would like to color my soaps and make them pretty but I haven't taken the time to learn how to color them using natural ingredients without having adverse reactions somewhere else. I often sound opinionated because I am but I have room to hear your opinions too. My opinions change when they need to and I learn from other people who are smarter than I am all of the time. That is the great thing about reading posts from soapers who have been doing this for any length of time, everyone knows something that I don't. That's about everything worth knowing. This is a great forum. I've been lurking a while.