Hello Everyone, After a year of soapmaking and a lot of lurking on this forum I decided it is about time to join I'm a small batch, hobby soapmaker and my mom is my biggest "customer". I really enjoy formulating my own recipes and trying out new things. I've recently started using (plant-based) colorants, but I'm still figuring out how to make those nice designs that keep me awake at night browsing pictures in awe.. I don't even seem to be able to do the simpelest design! (well, technically I can do some designs, but it just never really looks the way I want) I like to be in nature hiking and/or camping, so I like the idea of my soap being biodegradable. I've been trying to see how far I'll get using only EO's and plant-based colorants, but maybe one day I'll start using FO's and other colorants as well because they seem to open up so many new possibilities in soap! Until then I'm going to take it one step at a time.. Happy soaping!