It's been awhile now, but I dragged out all my soapmaking supplies and tackled a recipe I dreamed up. A hand cleaning soap with lanolin, calendula leaves, cornmeal and a fragrance of essential oils of rosemary and thyme. It went together pretty good.
I used to make soap almost everyday several years ago. We sold it for about five years. Did the craft show thing and farmer's markets. Plus worked an 8-hour job. Don't know how we did it but it was fun.
I think back and am wowed at the fact I have been making soap for 28 years now. We don't buy it at the store. All the neighbors come to my house for a last minute gift idea..