I'm involved in a swap on another board I'm on, and I was wondering if anyone here would be interested? It's a fun way to check out what everyone else is doing and get some ideas (and feedback on your own stuff). The way it works is that everyone who is interested chimes in (and there is a deadline for chiming in) and then everyone makes enough bars for everyone in the swap to get one. You mail all your soap to the coordinator of the swap along with shipping $ for the return package - the coordinator mails everyone a package containing one bar from each participant (am I making sense??).
Also, we decide on a basic size of bar for the swap, and it could be themed (i.e. we all make lavender soap) or random (we all make whatever groovy soap we want to).