jillybeans- if you ever do get the chance to try out soapmaking, I have found http://www.soapqueen.com/ and http://www.teachsoap.com/forum/ to have lots of useful information about the process and how to be safe when making soap. Another great alternative is Melt and Pour soap because you don't have to handle the caustic ingredient for making soap from scratch!
Wow, thanks for sites and the information! I really appreciate it! ^_^ It is something I really want to try! Maybe I will give it a try this fall for Christmas presents! OOooo!
I finished ahead of schedule and will be dropping my package off at the post office this afternoon! And I somehow got it all to fit, along w/ all the extras and personal swap items, into a small flat rate box! Score! I am less afraid of my international shipping now! My partner's stuffie has a long journey ahead it!
I just checked on where estar23's package was and its actually in her town! I think she will be getting it today! Wow, that was quick! I dropped it off at the post office at lunch on Monday! Craziness! It traveled across the country so fast! Super excited for her to get it!