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Natural Soap Making - Elizabeth Letcavage


Published: 1st March 2013
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How to make cold-process soap (soap from scratch) using only natural fragrances, colorants, and texture additives Information on different kinds of oils and botanical additives and the special properties they give to the soap How to make soap with layers, swirls, soap nuggets, and confetti Includes 12 special soap recipes--oatmeal, milk, and honey soap; gardener's hand soap; all-natural shampoo bar; and more--along with tips for creating your own natural recipes AUTHOR: Elizabeth Letcavage is the editor of Basic Soap Making and Basic Leathercrafting. Melissa Harden is a soap maker. ILLUSTRATIONS: 161 colour photographs


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Great for starting out


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    Comments about Natural Soap Making:

    Natural soap making is a great book for those beginning their journey in soap making. The author makes great use of graphical illustration to create a step by step process of making natural soap, while also explaining (in plain English terms) the methodologies and ingredients that are required to create a beautiful hand made soap. The touch and feel of the book invokes a feeling of creating natural beauty; Again, the ingredients are all Imperial, which will take a little time to convert to metric - however I am doing this for another book that I purchased - so will probably make up a conversion spreadhseet and paste it at the front of the books as an easy point of reference - very easy reading and great step by step pictures from beginning of the process to the finished product.

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    This is a wonderful introduction to soap making. It includes 12 recipes to make soap and the instructions are very easy to understand. If you are new to soap making I expect it's a bit like taking up baking - you need a few moulds and cutters but once you get over the initial gathering of materials it could be lots of fun and save quite a bit of money. The emphasis is on natural ingredients - essential oils, medicinals such as coconut milk or vitamin E and natural colourings such as rose clay for pink or alkanet root powder for purple. The soaps are so pretty but look natural so would be nice to sell as natural vegan soap which is more durable and longer lasting than some vegan soaps which don't use caustic soda. Elizabeth has included sections on how to use up soap scraps, how to make nugget soap, how to stamp and how to make swirled soap. If you dream of making your own soap which is free from the heap of additives it's sold with in the shops then this is the perfect book.-Sewingisforgirls.blogspot.com

    ISBN: 9780811710725
    ISBN-10: 0811710726
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 128
    Published: 1st March 2013
    Publisher: Stackpole Books
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.2  x 1.0
    Weight (kg): 0.32