Ariel Horowitz has had a lot of time on her hands due to an illness. Her growing sensitivity to chemicals and other unwanted ingredients in common goods that she uses around the house made it difficult to freely grab a product and just start using it. One of the items she was very sensitive to was soap in general. Whether it was for the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry, she had to be careful. With all the time she had, it put her in a position to begin learning how to make her own soap. The best thing about it is that it's healthier and had a way of making her feel good. It was like a sense of accomplishment when she used the soap that she made at home with her own hands. When people come over to visit her, they too get to use the soap and she's able to talk about the process that went into it. This same process is what she writes about in her book so that others can try it as beginners.