Glycerine melt and pour soap bases are a great option for beginners. All you have to do is melt the premade base, customize it with your favorite colors, essential oils or scents, and pour into a mold. Once you get the hang of the process, you can experiment with advanced techniques like layers and swirls. Cold process soap is made by combining oils and sodium hydroxide lye. That causes a chemical reaction called saponification. Melt and pour soap has already gone through that process. That means you don’t have to handle lye, you can focus on the design, and you don’t have to cure the soap – it’s ready to use as soon as it’s cool and hard. It’s great for kids as well.