As costs continue to rise and as persons seek to become more self sufficient, the task of making homemade soaps has become more than a hobby for many persons. It may have started out as something for the home, but then may have grown into a small business as persons in the community opt to buy those soaps. “Soap Making Guide for the Novice” helps the reader to learn what the process of homemade soap making entails and how someone can get started with the process. The process of soap making is not difficult. It takes a bit of planning, having the right ingredients and a lot of dedication to the task. It can not only be a hobby, but can become a way to earn additional income in the long run.