On that simple life note, I am seriously thinking about trying to make my own bar soap. I want to see if it would be cheaper than buying it and I would feel pretty good about knowing what was in it and that I had made it for my family. I have been researching ingredients and how to make it. It is much more involved than I thought, but I am still going to try it. I want to make a simple lavender and maybe a vanilla to start off. There are lots of sites to order ingredients from but I am going to try and find the ingredients locally so I can actually see and smell them first. The only item I can't find easily is the lye. From what I have seen, using lye can be dangerous so I will have to educate myself on it. Who knows, if it goes well, I may start a homemade soap business and add lotions and such later. I will post later on what I find out. If any of you have any tips or advice, please post them.