Another way to make soap is by making it by the handmilled method. Handmilled soap, aka rebatching, is taking a premade bar of soap and melting it down and adding your favorite scents and coloring without having to deal with lye.
If you are interested in making your soap by this method, here are instructions on How to Make Your Own Hand-Milled Soap by Civita Dyer. As the author states It all begins with plain white bars of soap from the grocery store. I have been to Trader Joe's where they sell unscented white soap. You will have to buy the palm oil chips online. The author mentions scenting your soap with botanical fragrance oil. Now I am not sure what she means by that. I am purely guessing that she means essential oils.
You are probably wondering how many bars you will get from this recipe. According to the author, it will depend on the size of your molds.