The Everything Soapmaking Book: Learn How to Make Soap at Home with Recipes, Techniques, and Step-by-Step Instructions - Purchase the right equipment and safety gear, Master recipes for bar, facial, and liquid soaps, and Package and sell your creations (Everything®) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2012/12/18
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Create beautiful, natural soaps without leaving home!
Ever wonder what's really in your store-bought soap? Once you start making your own soap, you'll never have to wonder again! The Everything Soapmaking Book, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive guide to making all kinds of soap, whether you want to decorate your home or pamper your or your family's skin. Homemade soap is not only an easy project for any level craft lover, but it's beautiful, too!
Completely revised and updated with information on natural and organic ingredients, this easy-to-use guide shows you how to:
- Choose the right soapmaking equipment
- Blend colors and aromatic scents
- Create all kinds of soap, from bath soap to facial cleanser
- Make soaps for holidays and special occasions
You'll also learn how to beautifully package your soaps and sell them at farmers' markets, local retail outlets, and online craft sites. With these simple-to-follow recipes, stunning photographs, and expert tips and advice, you'll be a soapmaking expert in no time!
Alicia Grosso has been creating handmade soap and toiletries for more than a decade. The owner and creative director of the Annabella and Company Creative Collective (www.annabellaandcompany.com), she also teaches classes and workshops in soapmaking. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
It truly is the Everything Soap Making Book.
If you are considering becoming a soap maker then this is your book.
It will teach you everything you need to get started.
It also talks about the business side of soap making.
Just in case you want to make soap making a business,
You can't fail with this book.
This book is the one I reference most. Yes, it lacks nice images. However, the other book I purchased is loaded with professional images and lacks a lot of content that I need. This book is more comprehensive on topics such as cure time for varying processes, tools, and clean up procedures to considerations like how to package, putting together gift baskets, and why/when to consider selling product. It even goes into using the knowledge you learn from the book to create your own recipes!
I by no means read this in order from chapter to chapter, though I did skim through in order upon first getting it. It is overwhelming that way! I skip around to where the information I want is - there is a complete Table of Contents so you can easily find the information you want when you need it.
I started out making cold process soap from a kit I purchased through Bramble Berry (which is the first supplier listed in the appendix for resources). Then I moved on to Shower Steamers and Melt & Pour Soap. I am getting ready to make more CP. However, I am so happy for the Hot Process and Liquid Soap sections in this book since I really want to create liquid hand soaps and body washes. This book really does have everything you need in it to get started and stay going in the soaping hobby/business.
I'd say this is a must have for anyone interested in learning how to get started the right way. The author even says to start small on your budget so that if it turns out you never want to make a second soap, you didn't end up investing a lot of money on something you won't do again.