Unleash your creativity by making your own all-natural soap
Making soap with all-natural ingredients lets you express your creative side while reducing chemicals in your cleansing routine, but where do you begin? This helpful resource for entry-level soap makers will demystify the process and show you how to bring nature and your own unique style into your everyday soaps.
What sets The Natural Soapmaking Book for Beginners apart from other soap making books:
Soap making basics—Learn all you need to know before making your first batch of soap, like the science behind what happens when you combine ingredients, helpful soap making terminology, and lists of all the supplies you’ll need (including lye). This section also provides instructions for using natural colors and scents to make your soaps look and smell beautiful.
Step-by-step tutorials—Dive into cold-process soap making and unlock your artistic abilities using simple guides for mixing, melting, and pouring, as well as instructions for creating silky smooth, layered, and embossed soaps.
55+ all-natural soap recipes—This book will teach you to make a variety of soaps infused with natural herbs, oils, and milks, including a creamy Gentle Baby Soap, an antioxidant-rich Avocado and Shea Face Bar with Aloe, and a nourishing Goat Milk and Honey Shampoo Bar.
Master the basic techniques you need to create luxurious soap and body care products with The Natural Soapmaking Book for Beginners.
About the Author
KELLY CABLE teaches and shares her projects at SimpleLifeMom.com and is the author of Amazon best seller The Natural Soapmaking Book for Beginners. She loves to share natural beauty ideas, new studies in natural health, and DIY projects.
“The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners is so much more than a recipe book for new soap makers. It encompasses essential techniques for working with natural herbs, clay, salts, and essential oils to protect their integrity, fragrance, and color in the complex chemical reactions of the soap vat. Ingredients are expensive and you don’t want to waste them with experiments that end up in the re-batch bin. Using the tested recipes in Kelly Cable’s book, the beginner soap maker will find immediate success, while the advanced soap maker will discover valuable and creative techniques to explore.”—Christine Dalziel, author of The Beeswax Workshop, creator of Joybilee Farm
“The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners is a valuable resource that confidently guides the beginner soap maker through that first batch of soap and into the wonderful world of creative natural soap making!”—Jan Berry, author of Simple & Natural Soapmaking
"With gorgeous and inspiring photography, helpful charts, clear tutorials, and creative and enticing recipes, this book will inspire you to make your own high-quality, natural soaps! Easy step-by-step instructions lead you through the soap making process with clarity. We especially love the addition of herbs and spices for their color and therapeutic properties–familiar kitchen spices, like turmeric and cinnamon, as well as the plants growing in our yards and gardens, like burdock leaf and calendula!"–Herbal Academy
“As a firm believer in making things at home with natural and wholesome ingredients, I love that Kelly's book only highlights natural colorants and scents. She's taken the guesswork out of what plant matters will give you what colors, and her attention to safety sets this book apart as my number one reference on making homemade soap in my homestead kitchen.”—Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made-from-Scratch Life, host of the Pioneering Today Podcast
“This book is perfect for the beginner and expert soap maker alike! Each step of the process is thoroughly explained in easy to understand terms.”—Heather Harris, creator of The Homesteading Hippy
“The lessons and step-by-step tutorials will take the mystery out of soap making so that beginners can proceed with confidence. But there’s much here for experienced soap makers as well. I’ve been making soap for many years, but I’ve rarely gone beyond the basics. Kelly’s new book inspires me to be more experimental and artistic in my soap making!”—Susan Vinskofski, creator of LearningAndYearning
“This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start making their own homemade soaps! Kelly explains every detail and makes the process approachable for everyone. The recipes are easy to follow and full of natural and herbal ingredients—my favorite kind.”—Colleen Codekas, creator of Grow Forage Cook Ferment
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