Also: I now have vegan lip balms you can have made in your choice of either a shea butter, mango butter, or cocoa butter base. There are 8 flavors to choose from. I'm quite partial to the banana, myself.. guess it's the monkey in me hehe.
Last but not least.. I'm thinking of making an easy step-by-step picture tutorial for soap making soon. I've noticed a lot of soap tutorials are for huge batches and try to get you to use and buy all this expensive equipment you don't need. I want to show people how you can make it with things you most likely already have in your kitchen! Also, when you're a beginner, it's never a good idea to make 5 pounds or more in a batch.. You will probably mess up (I know I sure as hell did), and that is a LOT of wasted material. I make my batches between a pound and a half and two pounds. It fits in one simple Pyrex glass loaf mold (most people already own one of these.. try using that instead of paying $50 for one of those fancy wooden molds!). We shall see.. it may very well be the next blog post I make!