Hey all. I completed my maiden voyage to the soap wholesale store. Really fun, and amazing how much the prices fall when you buy in bulk! My palm cost went from $.29/ounce buying locally to $.08!!! I have several projects in the hopper and not idea where to begin: Activated charcoal bars (for which I plan to shamelessly copy @Terri E 's excellent work); although, it will not doubt be a poor imitation. I mentioned I was approached by my new banker who suffers from psoriasis and orders from out-of-state, plus I met a lady in Birmingham Saturday with the same condition and wants to try it. Shampoo Bar--looking for one especially for (my) gray hair, which is nice and short generally , but also really dry and brittle. It's hard to find shampoos of any type except the "silver lights" formulations that don't turn white hair dull and "mousy." Any suggestions? I wonder if a blue colorant might help a little. Shave soaps- My stainless scuttles arrive in the mail yesterday, and I'm dying to give this a go. Soap cutter Mach 2 needs to be finished---it's in the garage about 90% complete. Web site needs to be made ready for e-commerce now that the bank account is set up. That means I have to step up the quality of photography. I'v actually thought of hiring a professional photographer to give us some lessons and help us set up a mini-studio. I'm writing my own soapmaking software--Although, it would be a better use of my time to just buy Soapmaker 3, I like understanding how it works from the ground up, and I have no doubt I can improve upon what's out there. This is one of those things you just have to work on a little every day. The new products I picked up made it even worse: Hemp Oil - apparently very trendy at the moment. Good for shampoo? There's also the soy wax I found in my closet last week-No idea what's the best use of that. Rose Kaolin Clay - That's going in the charcoal bars Stearic Acid...never used that before Sodium lactate - likewise Vanilla staibilizer - I picked this up because I'm scared to death to use vanilla-containing products after reading the morphing horror stories. New CC fragrances: "Sea Salt Rosemary," "Scottish Flannel," "Egyptian Musk" As y'all may recall, I don't generally use FOs, peferring EOs, but these smelled great, and the drives the cost / bar down significantly. Here's a funny...I told my wife I was asking the wholesale lady about "Jo-jo-bah" oil. She said, "Well, if you called it that, you can never go back as it is pronounced 'ho-Ho-bah.'" Oops. :blush So, there's my week. How are you guys?