Making Soap From Scratch: How to Make Handmade Soap - A Beginners Guide and Beyond
|Rating||:||4.40 (857 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||150 Pages|
Making Soap from Scratch Making Soap from Scratch is a great book for the DIY soap maker. Every detail in the process of soap making is covered without being overwhelming. Small batch and bulk soap making are both thoroughly covered. I was very impressed with the chapter detailing the actual recipes. The recipes cover everything from the super luxurious to the more economical. Resources and suppliers are also listed to make gathering all the ingredients very easy. This book will be an invaluable reference tool in my personal soap making practice.. "Ok for basic soap making" according to Massey Tracy. I am a novice soap maker. I bought this book in hopes of learning different recipes and methods for Cold Process soap making. Although the author shares lots of information in a friendly manner, the unfortunate editing of the book itself made for the lower rating from me. It’s like they ran it through a word processor and used auto spell correct without paying attention to the outcome (intended words swapped out for incorrect words), which made for a choppy read but when this is done in an actual recipe, it’s impossible to follow that recipe. I was hoping to find more re. Soapmaking without the mystery Amazon Customer I know Gregory White. He mentored me, via the phone, when I first began making soap. I was excited to learn he was writing a book and purchased a copy as soon as it was available. I can tell you it's like having Greg standing next to you every step of the way. His soaps are fabulous; I've used them. The recipes he provides are outstanding. This is definitely a good book for a beginner. Unlike some of the soapmaking books I've read, Greg simplifies things and lets you know you can make soap.
CONTENTS: -All about Soap (the history of soap of how it transformed through the years) -Types of Soap (cold process, hot process, liquid soap, soap balls) -Soap Making Terms and Equipment (all the necessary soap making lingo and the supplies you need to get started) -The Oils in Soap Making (the variety of soap making oils and their properties) -Saponification Chart (the math behind creating soap recipes) -Standard Soap Making Instructions (how to make cold processed soap) -Standard Soap Recipes (a variety of soap recipes for specialty, luxury, and everyday use) -Animal Fat Recipes (a few recipes for those who like lard
Includes tips and advice for how to cut and cure soap, how to sell your soaps, packaging and labeling, and how to set up at a craft fair or market. With a no-nonsense approach and easy to follow directions, professional soap maker, Gregory White, shares his experience (and recipes) for creating cold process soaps. Easy to understand and master. Over 45 soap recipes from luxurious to economical.. This second edition includes extended directions for first time soap makers, new recipes, how to make soap in small and large batches and a guide to using essential oils. White takes the reader step by step through the process of making natural soaps for family, friends, and for profit