This soap is wonderful for your skin, especially if you have problem skin. It starts with a melt and pour base, so you can make it in about 10 minutes. I used a shea butter base for the butter's anti-inflammatory properties and for the vitamins. I also added powdered milk for the hydroxy acid to soften skin and coconut oil for it's high fat content to moisturize skin. I infused the coconut oil with chamomile to soothe irritated skin. Finally, the calendula is high in antioxidants and promotes healing.