hi all.. i have soaping since 2010. it started with melt and pour, then to cold processed soaps, then when the cold processed soap went south, rebatched them using hot processed, then i got into hot processing soaps! its always a learning journey for me, i do every time record all my ingredients and methods ~ find this really helpful when you need to reassess your mistakes, also there is so much to learn because in this business, you need to read a lot, ask a lot, then make a lot of mistakes, get upset, stop making any soaps for awhile, then read again. then making them again. the problem is, there is no specific and exact way making soaps, if you are from a country hot and sunny like mine, then the question of gel phase, curing and all is a bit different. so thats my story. pretty excited to be part of this soapmaking forum!