Why do you buy a handmade soap? Handmade soap is natural, unlike "bath and beauty" bars at grocery stores and department stores. They contain only fats and oils that have gone through an organic biochemical process to produce deep cleansing natural glycerin. The process is called "saponification." The resulting soap is a natural cleanser that does not rely on artificial chemical detergents.
If you read the ingredients for a sizeable aspiring bath soap and beauty bar product, you'll find an average of 22 elements. Most of these are chemicals made up of 4 and 5 syllable words. Homemade soap has three essential ingredients: oils, water, and lye. And the lye disappears during the soap-making process, so it's not even a final ingredient.