The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making: Create 65 All-Natural Cold-Process, Hot-Process, Liquid, Melt-and-Pour, and Hand-Milled Soaps (Paperback)

The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making: Create 65 All-Natural Cold-Process, Hot-Process, Liquid, Melt-and-Pour, and Hand-Milled Soaps By Amanda Gail Aaron Cover Image
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All-Natural Soap, All You Need to Know.

Match colors to scents, add essential oils, try a simple slab swirl or opt for a tiger stripe—the creative possibilities of homemade soaps are endless. Even if you’re starting from scratch. If you’re wondering where to find everything you need to know, open this book and get ready to fall in love with soap making.

The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making is the ultimate DIY reference to master the processes, techniques, and recipes to start creating picture-perfect handcrafted soaps. With step-by-step tutorials and 65 completely all-natural recipes, you’ll find lots of inspiration to create your very own recipes to sell, gift, or keep all for yourself.

Inside The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making you’ll find:
  • Soap Making 101—Get prepped to make your very own soap with essential equipment and ingredients.
  • Easy-to-Follow Tutorials—Learn insider design tricks and classic soap making techniques like cold-process, hot-process, melt-and-pour, and hand-milled.
  • 65 Natural Recipes—Choose from fragrant and colorful recipes like Lavender Mint Soap, Coffee Scrub Soap, Citrus Zest Kitchen Soap, Shea Butter & Geranium Soap, and much more.

Discover the pleasures of soap making with this beginner-friendly guide to create your very own suds!

About the Author

AMANDA GAIL AARON has built her career around providing education in her passion, soap making. She has taught in classrooms all over the United States and presents annually at conferences and seminars put on by the handcrafted soap industry’s top guilds and organizations.

Praise For…

“Amanda has been an inspirational teacher and educator in the soap world for many years and with this book, continues to solidify her practical, science-based approach to soapmaking. Keeping all the recipes 100% natural, her creativity shines through in the unique and innovative recipes this book showcases. Perfect for beginners or soapmakers looking to expand their technique and ingredient repertoire, this book is one you’ll find yourself referring to time and time again in your creative soapmaking journey.”—Anne-Marie Faiola, author of Soap Crafting and Pure Soapmaking

“Amanda's years of experience make her a leader in the craft. She explains different soapmaking techniques and design in full detail throughout the book. This is a book you definitely want in your soapmaking library, whether you are new to the craft or have years of experience. She inspires so many with her love of soapmaking and teaching.”—Holly Port, author of Make It Fizz: A Guide to Making Bathtub Treats

“If only this book had been around when I first started my soapmaking journey! I could have avoided several mistakes that I made early on. This is such a comprehensive resource covering so many important topics and methods, with really exciting recipe ideas and essential oil blends. The photos and tutorials make me want to dive right in!”—Amy Warden, founder of Great Cakes Soapworks and the Soap Challenge Club

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641521543
ISBN-10: 1641521546
Publisher: Althea Press
Publication Date: March 26th, 2019
Pages: 294
Language: English


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