Having Soap for Barter is like printing your own money. Like growing your own food, making soap in volume to stock as barter stock is one smart business opportunity. Specialty herbal beauty soaps or cheap yet green (environmentally safe) detergent alternatives are almost as good as money when used as barter stock or sold for cheap as a source of income. Going into the lunar new year, it will be good to try making your own soap as a business enteprise and as a personal brand craft project. You've seen Pinoy millionaires being made making beauty soap by the dozens. It's a very worthy project.