(sorry I don't have an image, but the soap DID come out really nice :D )
So, I am always annoyed at how soap annoys my skin, and it's really only because when soap is manufactured for stores, the glycerin is sucked out of it! that leaves you with a really drying bar of soap!
I did some research, and then came up with this recipe. I used cinnamon for my scent, but you can use any oils or perfume (though perfume isnt really that good for your skin), or spices (don't use spicey spices though! O_O )
Take your water in bring it to a boil over high heat (I had mine on 9, the second to highest temperature).
Grate (or take your soap and put it into some sort of chopping machine like a magic bullet or whatever)your soap.
Add it to the boiling water and let it combine without stirring! when it starts looking a bit thicker, continue to stir it every half a minute or so. Add your glycerin, you can chop it into small cubes when you add it, but it melts quite fast, so dont grate it.
now, add the olive oil.
also add some of the spice or fragrance you want. (not all of what youre going to use.)
walk away for 5 minutes, then come back. it should be becoming hard.
mix and mix until it forms into a 'dough'. squish it and mix it with the spoon until it starts becoming dryer.
take it off the heat and put it on a surface. add more fragrance or spices and knead by hand. as it cools, it will become harder.
shape it or put it into a mold and wait 5 minutes and then take it out and its ready to be used!! :D
(it will lather really nice too, btw)