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I agree with Sophia. When you make your own products, you come to understand the uniqueness of each ingredient and what it offers to the end formula. In the process of "finding your way" with each formula, you will develop confidence and other skills that you never imagined. As the old adage says, "once you take the first step, the universe opens up to you". In the beginning, you won't have all the understandings that you may need ... but each step you take and each formula that you create, will empower you. As far as turning over your formulas to another company? My take, never / ever give your formulas away. That's your ticket. Someone may have your exact formula, but I believe that no one can ever reproduce what you bring to the formula. I call that "Divine Uniqueness" ... so go on now and create your masterpiece. Work small, have patience, and never, ever give up. Oh ... and don't be discouraged with the "mistakes". You're bound to make them, as we all do. You'll learn some of the most valuable lessons through your mistakes. (One day I'll tell you of my "slop bucket" that turned out later to be one of my best formulas. True story.
All the best to you