I like making my own soaps. There are three ways to making soaps.
You can make them from scratch, which is called the cold press way, or you can use melt and pour. With the Melt and pour soaps, but you do not really control the ingredients. With the Cold Press soaps, you can use of course your oils and lye. There is also a process where you can grind up old soaps of soap and adding things like oils, goats milk, and basically re-blending the soaps. I just like doing the soaps from scratch, and making up my own recipes.