Because I am more of a hobbiest rather than doing this for a business I have never paid attention to how much my bars actually cost me. How would I figure that out? Also, if the price of oils and shipping keeps going up isn't our soaps supposed to keep going up too? What are you selling your soaps for? Do you have a basic recipe for all your bars? Been wrestling with this all day. Is it cheaper to get oils at costco or is it better to get them through Columbus foods? even with the shipping?