I just made a small order for more soap supplies and I plan to get back into the soap-making thing. I think the thing that messed me up was that the supplies I have previously purchased were not of good quality. The colors bled and the soap left a funky feel after use. I got stuff from Brambleberry this time (www.brambleberry.com) and I am hoping that the good supplies will re-charge my passion for making soap.
In the meantime, I would like to direct anyone who's paying attention to Crystal Falls Soap Company. My good friends/second family there in Leander, TX make some REALLY nice handmade organic cold process soap that smells LOVELY. They've just started their website and gave me and Allen a bunch of samples. I don't usually use bar soap, but theirs is really nice, and I keep a bar on my sink to give my bathroom a nice smell (and to use, of course!) You can find them at http://www.crystalfallssoap.com/.
Just wanted to plug them. Coming, up, I have a very exciting announcement.