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Learn everything you need to know about making Cold Process soap from scratch. Essential Soap Making covers everything from A – Z:
* History of soap making
* Safety precautions
* Ingredients used in soap making
* 5 basic soap formulas to start your soaping journey
* Additives and scents to make your soap truly unique
* Troubleshooting problems that may arise
* Glossary of soap making terms
* Resource directory
Written by two experienced soap makers (myself and Alyssa Middleton) and filled with more than 30 color photos (including close-up pictures of the trace process) and detailed instructions, this book walks you step-by-step through the soap making process. Handy reference charts teach the properties and benefits of soap making oils, essential oils and herbs commonly used in natural soap making. Essential Soap Making also includes detailed steps on how to start a soap making business.
Reviews of the book:
This book is an excellent base. It’s ideal for anyone thinking about starting a bath and body business to just someone wanting to explore the more technical aspects of soapmaking. From covering trouble spots in cold process soapmaking, to exploring insurance, to delving into business basics, it is a comprehensive primer to all things soap, soapmaking, and craft business 101. Buy it, devour it, and enjoy making your first few batches of soap. – Anne-Marie Faiola, “The Soap Queen,” and owner of Brambleberry Soap Making Supplies.
Alyssa and Mary have done an extraordinary job of assembling all the critical information you need to start making soap at home. The indexes and charts make handy “pull out” references, and the photographs make it easy to follow the instructions and confirm that you are doing everything correctly. This book has all the information you need, plus it’s written in Alyssa’s and Mary’s easy breezy style, which also makes it fun and enjoyable. – Donna Maria Coles Johnson, Founder of Indie Beauty Network.