Many "handmade soap makers" use pre-manufactured "glycerin soap" and simply melt it down, add fragrance and color and pour it into molds. These are made from scratch, using raw materials.
GMO (Genetically modified) oils or animal fats often found in many lower quality soaps are never used. Instead sustainable, rain forest friendly, organic palm oil, olive oil, organic sunflower oil, coconut oil are used including shea butter, cocoa butter, and other skin nourishing ingredients.
Read the list of ingredients for each scent you choose.