Many of you know I am a hobby soaper - I don't sell. But once a year I go to a sale with a friend of mine who has a business and sell soap. It's a one day sale, 9 AM to 2 PM, in a church five miles from my house, $30 for a table. I thought I'd share some stories. I had my soaps in boxes with a sample unwrapped for sniffing and showing what the design looked like. Why do people have to put their noses directly on the soap? I will never understand this - if you are doing it, don't you think others are too? And some people still pick up the box and sniff. It grosses me out. One young woman stopped by, smelled everything and we were talking about scent and essential oils. Then she said she makes MP soap and uses her DoTerra EOs to fragrance. I just said 'that's an expensive way to fragrance your soap'. Fortunately someone else came along and I didn't have to get involved in a discussion about that. Only one kid dropped a soap, and it's okay - it was one of my daughter's BFF's little girl. I didn't see one kid running wild - all children had an adult with them. A couple was picking out soaps, and the husband was definitely involved in the choices. They chose several, and a couple of them he said he didn't like because they were too sweet. He ended up choosing Lily of the Valley. My sales were very good - this is the third year I've done it and I think I will continue to do this one. Having to get ready for this gets me in gear to get my Christmas gifting soaps done in time. I had about 20 different soaps. The best sellers for me this year were Black Raspberry Vanilla, Honey I Washed the Kids, Peppermint Stick (which didn't sell especially well last year, but SIL loves), Frosted Birch and Juniper, Mango (which also didn't sell especially well last year and this year sold out), Spiced Apple, Lemongrass Mint, and 3 Wise Men. Others sold well enough. The ones that didn't sell well were Orange Blossom (I have to just learn to understand that not everyone loves this like I do), Pink Chiffon, Orchid and Pink Amber and Espresso.