I think what makes Micas expensive for me is probably the added shipping costs and German taxes and customs, but I absolutely agree with the FO! I researched some prices and it´s crazy how much European vendors want for even 30ml. Unfortunately importing from the US is also not an option, as I am not planning to pay 100€ in shipping with additionally taxes coming on top
I would be more than happy to help a fellow soap maker out. If you put in an order with say...Nurture Soap who has free shipping over $30, you could ship to my house and then I could send it on your way...value slightly understated for VAT.
You mentioned "American Teaspoons"...is there a difference across the pond? I always assumed that a cup was a cup and a teaspoon a teaspoon the world over because we all use cups and teaspoons.