Why is handmade soap so much more expensive than soap you can buy at the store for cheaper?

Handmade soap is created in small batches to set recipes, which means there is special care and attention and often provide better value for money because they tend to be larger than high-street alternatives and use higher quality ingredients. 

Why is handmade soap better for you?
Handmade soaps are natural products that are good for your skin. ... Handmade soap is made of vegetable oils (sometimes animal fats too) and butters that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that are essential to healthy skin. And real handmade soap contains glycerin.

Why is Lye used in soap and isn't it a harmful chemical?

Why does my soap bar get mushy at the end of its life?
Put the leftover scraps in a soap sack

How can I get the most out of my soap bar?

How long will a bar of soap last?

What is the difference between men and women soap bars?
There is really no difference but the scents. I tend to use more "mascuine" scents in the HAUTMen collection.