Natural soap is a great way to keep yourself clean without exposing your skin to harsh chemicals, dyes, and scents. Commercial soap is full of chemicals that are hard to pronounce. Chemicals are added in to create lather, add shine, give the soap color and scent, and preserve the bar for longer times. On the other side, natural soaps are made from thing you can both pronounce and understand like goat's milk, olive oil, and your favorite essential oils. Making that natural soap at home is a great way to ensure that you are getting exactly what you want in your soap. However, not everyone wants to make their own soap. Lye, a caustic chemical used in making soap can be extremely dangerous and frightening for inexperienced soap makers. Luckily there is a way to make natural soap at home without using lye. If you want to learn the secrets of the art then Soap Making from Scratch by April Weatherly is the best book for you to use to get started.