By Julia Michelle, eHow Contributor, last updated December 17, 2013
You can make perfumed soaps easily at home and find most ingredients in craft stores and at your local supermarket. This recipe uses fragrance oils, which are slightly different from essential oils. Essential oils are the distilled essences of plant leaves, stems and bark. Fragrance oils are synthetic and, often, much cheaper than essential oils. Fragrance oils are also not as volatile as essential oils and their fragrances last much longer. The following recipe yields six 5-oz. bars of sandal-rose soap.