Most of the soap I make is by the cold-process method; mixing oils with sodium hydroxide and going through what is called the saponification process. Each oil brings a certain quality to soap. ie: Coconut Oil makes for a hard bar and adds lather, Olive Oil is moisturizing and very mild, etc. My handcrafted artisan soaps are created in small batches and no two batches are alike. So the soap you receive may not look exactly like what is pictured so please allow for variations. I use ingredients like goat's milk, beer, vegetables, fruits, Cocoa butter or Shea butter, whipping cream, and even soda just name a few. My soaps can be customized in a particular fragrance or include those oils or additives that are suited to your needs.