Whew! You scared me there, Ken. I've been making my own soaps for years with good ingredients that I choose for myself. My skin loves it. I didn't know what good soap was until I tried handmade and then I didn't want anything else. It was too pricey for me, though, when you can buy the corporate soaps for so much less. Still, I wanted it so I learned to make it and have been doing so ever since. When I saw your post I thought you were going to say the government was making it harder to purchase lye than it already is. I've never tried to sell my soaps. I've always thought that would be more trouble than it was worth so I've just made soaps for myself and those close to me who like to use it. It's truly a shame, though, that it has to be so hard for those who do want to make a business of it. I value most anything handmade in old ways over the things we're often forced to buy and would venture to say they are almost always better than mass produced medicines, toiletries and junk items that are made not to last but to fall apart as quickly as possible so that they must be often replaced.