Handmade soaps that don't lather? Let me give you a tip!
The high content of certain oils and butters can decrease the soaps ability to lather on initial usage. Always use a exfoliating sponge to build up your lather, it works! I use a natural fibre, exfoliating sponge which produces a creamy lather leaving my skin beautifully hydrated.
Below is my chocolate absolute soap, the hardest for producing a lather, but with a little intervention from a faithful sponge we have a lovely creamy lather in the making!