Hello evryone ! My name is Emmanuel , I live in France(english is not my first language). I started soapmaking 4~5 years ago as a hobby then I did chemistry studies and started to work on the research field. However the idea of living of soapmaking started to be more and more present. In 2019 I decided I was going to create my soapmaking buisness and I will probably start launching it around april/may 2020. I don't know how it is in USA but in France it's quite a big decision to start a soap company because you need to be registered by the FDA equivalent and your soap formulation (even the simple ones) needs to be checked by a toxicologist. The goal of my soap is to have very low impact soap. My soap contain generally 70% of oils grown in france (in order to limit the carbon footprint of the transport) and a large portion is grown organically (in order to reduce the impact of pesticide on insects and by extension birds and wildlife in general). I want to do 100% natural soap. I'm working on creating a soap formula that will contain only oil grown in france (the choice is quite limited as hard oils are not grown in france) and that will lather (I don't like castille soap to be honest). I will also make other solid hygiene product. As for me , as you could imagine I'm very environement friendly (well maybe more "environement angry" to be honest ^^). I'm also a big music fan , I listen a lot of metal (mainly athmospheric and black metal) and also new wave , cold wave , post rock etc ... Spirituality take a big place in my life and I'm interested in the occult , alchemy , paganism ,etc... My goal here is to learn with y'all and share experiment. Also give some tips with the help of my knowledge in chemistry. Have a nice day evrybody !