Posted 7/25/2013 4:11 AM (GMT -6)
The oils are the expensive part... But you might be able to find "white flower oil"... The only real difference is that my combination has clove oil as well.
As for the base materials...if you are wanting to try making the bars...have a look for a site that sells soap making materials. I'd guess the prices would be comparable between the US and Australia but off the top of my head the butters are about $5/100g. I buy my coconut oil in bulk - several kgs at a time - but it works out at a couple of $$/100g.
RM - do you have a any sort of tablet? There are some good references round about online, but I've recently found that Amazon have some really good ebooks on using carrier oils, different essential oils and so on. Some are free, some only a dollar or two. I've made great use of them in learning to make different products.
Loretta, I'm still working on my site, but the 'production' side of things is going well - I've a few different types of soap, lip balm, body butter, moisturiser and looking at making bath boms too.