We went into Soaps officially last October 2011. Prior to that we were experimenting and learning (we still are). No looking back but any money coming in has gone to equipment and we certainly aren't making nearly enough to live off.
Still, we have ideas... the joy of being a social entrepreneur! Lots of testing, experimenting, failing and trying agian!
I'm slightly envious of any soaper in USA. Legislation is so much easier, much more busienss freindly and people respect and value the hand-made. We have our work cut out here!