Hi everyone! I've been a soaping for 20-30 years, back when people looked at you weird for making your own soap (lol), but I didn't like the commercial soaps or I should say that my skin didn't like them so began my soap-making. I initially made mostly tallow based soap from our own livestock that we butchered (50 acre homestead). I still to this day think that tallow based soap is the gentlest, longest lasting soap you can make but in this current vegan generation I generally only make it for myself and not what I sell. I think I have done just about every kind of method for making soap except Melt&Pour, I prefer to have total control over what goes in my soap. I didn't start selling soap until about 8 years ago (because I began to get too many request for it) until then I always just gave it away. Since i have started selling I can say that my business had doubled each year to the point that I now not only do many different bars but also a Baby Wash, Body Wash, Liquid Hand Soap and Shampoo plus some Scrubs, Body Oils, Lotions and Butters. I'm just getting into the internet (I know I'm WAY behind the times) and I can say that having calculators is a very handy asset to use. As I said I know I'm late in the game on this....always did it the old-fashioned way.....calculated each oil by itself and added everything up....Oh and did a WHOLE LOT of experimentation to get just the right feel to a soap recipe. I hope can learn something from everyone here to improve the more so and pick up good tidbits on eCommerce as I have only been selling locally and maybe give some good tried and true advice also. I hope this introduction wasn't considered too long, if so please forgive.