"If you can follow a recipe, then you can make soap." The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners is the only soap making book you'll need to bring your favorite scents and styles to homemade soaps-even if you've never made soap before!
Making soap from scratch is a fun hobby and a great way to control the ingredients in the products you use, but it can be hard to know where to start. The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners will show you how easy and simple it is to make your very own homemade soaps without artificial dyes and chemicals. Your senses will tingle as you master the art of cold-process soap making using fresh, floral, woody, and amber scents to create your own handcrafted soaps.
Get your hands wet with The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners when you soak in:
- Step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks for mastering cold-process soap making, decorating techniques, and scent pairing-designed specifically with beginners in mind.
- Natural ingredients that avoid harsh chemicals and artificial dyes, which can dry out and irritate your skin.
- Over 55 diverse recipes to choose from such as castile soap, shampoo bars, shaving bars, anti-aging soaps, salt soaps, goat-milk soaps, and more.
- Illustrated charts detailing how and when to use natural colorants, essential oils, and herbal infusions.
Join Kelly Cable, a longtime soap maker, herbalist, teacher, and creator of the popular blog Simple Life Mom, as she shares the simple tips and tricks of her craft in The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners.
"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