While I’m making soap, life goes on. My children graduate from high school, and then college and move out of the house. So now I have even more time to make soap. My daughter comes home one day and tells me I have enough soap in the house to clean the state of New York and maybe I should start selling. My son is designing web sites and wants to put one up for me. My husband thinks if my soap helped his skin, maybe it will help someone else’s. So I start playing around with different recipes, ingredients, colors and designs. Since fragrance oils give me headaches, I start using different essential oils to scent the soaps. I realize I love to blend scents, and my house now smells amazing! My dad is a carpenter and he makes me my soap boxes and drying racks. I joined the Handcrafted Soap Guild and Indie Business Network. I make so many friends and meet so many people who also have a passion for soap and other handcrafted items. I start selling and meet even more people who love handcrafted soap, customers who have become new friends.