In addition to these mass manufactured soaps, many people are making soap at home using the chemicals required and the specified equipment . Suitable safety gear should be worn

Some of these chemicals are extremely dangerous like caustic soda, so it is not advisable to make the soap at home, unless suitable precautions can be taken, equipment is available, and there is someone who will help in case of any problem.

There are many websites offering detailed information on soap making at home. Making soap at home is a popular hobby in western countries, however in small towns in India, almost no one is making soap at home.