i have 3 basic ones. one for my men's scented soaps they can use higher cleansing and lower conditioning formulas,
( men are very hard on soap and they need a bar that is rock hard like concrete so it lasts them more then 7 showers. or at least that is how it works at our house. coarse if i could convince them that using a poufee is not an unmanly thing to do, so they are washing with the lather instead of the poor bar of soap would make it last longer.)
where as the women's fu-fu fragranced soaps i make, tend to favor more mature skin types and have more conditioning, because that is what i like. a fragrance that i consider family all purpose will fall inbetween the other two formulas.
i don't count the speciality soaps, like kitchen soaps, hard working but gentle. gardener's & mechanic soaps just tweaked abit from the above kitchen soap formula.
a bastille soap
an unscented mid range bar that most everyone could use.
doesn't mean i don't change them up a bit by using heavy cream and aloe instead of goats milk or buttermilk from time to time. or change out palm for lard. i don't do this to fool the customer, i just like to shake it up now and then. first time customers usually make their purchase based on scent first, color scent and ingredients thirdly if they even read the label.
but i still disclose what is in each bar. and have signs that say our soaps may pr may not contain animal oils. if it is a concern please check label before purchase.
i get pretty annoyed when i want to buy a soap from someone else and they don't list the ingredients.
that got a little off the subject didn't it. sorry.
guess i could clarify this, they all use the same basic oils pretty much, it is just the percentages that change so they do their own thing.