As a candlemaker of 17 years, I wonder why I didn't get started on soapmaking long ago. It's as simple and as complex as meditation. The slow controlled process of candlemaking has always been a meditation for me, and until it became a business, I never felt the need to expand on it.
This past spring, I realized the full basket of various handmade soaps in my bathroom was telling me something: If I like soap so much, why don't I make it myself? So I did!