The pure luxury of soaps made with coconut butter, almond oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, and green tea is one of life's little pleasures. And with the help of author Anne-Marie Faiola, it's easy to make luscious, all-natural soaps right in your own kitchen. This collection of 32 recipes ranges from simple castile bars to intricate swirls, embeds, and marbled and layered looks.
Begin with a combination of skin-nourishing oils and then add blueberry puree, dandelion-infused water, almond milk, coffee grounds, mango and avocado butters, black tea, or other delicious ingredients -- and then scent your soap with pure essential oils. Step-by-step photography guides you through every stage of cold-process soap making.
About the Author
Anne-Marie Faiola is a serial entrepreneur and passionate crafter. She is also a die-hard scuba diver and voracious reader. Anne-Marie currently runs a series of crafty companies, including the one she started at the age of 20, Bramble Berry. She sits on a variety of non-profit boards and loves to bake if she ever has any extra time.
Anne-Marie lives in Bellingham, WA with her adorable entrepreneur husband (he runs an engineering firm) and an energetic toddler and new baby sister.
"This book has everything you need for success. From buttermilk to alkanet root, and from swirls to layers, and everything in between, you'll be making amazing natural soap in no time. A great addition to your soapy library!"
-- Donna Maria Coles Johnson, Founder and CEO, Indie Business Network