Homemade soaps, scrubs, salves, lotions, and other bath and body products have been popping up all over, from craft fairs to Etsy–and it's no surprise why. Soap making is a fun and creative hobby that you can do right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Want to learn how? Look no further. The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making is an A-Z primer on all things soap making.
Written by About.com soap making expert David Fisher, this easy-to-use book will guide you through everything you need to know from necessary ingredients, tools, and safety requirements to soap making methods, including: melt and pour, hand milling, cold process, and hot process. You'll be a pro in no time!
Each chapter focuses on a specific method, demonstrating the basic process as well as decorative techniques, recipes, and related products such as scrubs, bath bombs, and liquid soaps. You'll also find a section on how to formulate original recipes, plus guidance on storage and ideas for packaging to impress your friends, family, and maybe even customers! So grab your creativity and some great ingredients and let's get started.
David Fisher has been making soap for nearly 15 years and making candles since he was a child. He is the owner of Bath Rabbit Soap Company and a member of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild. He lives in Dallas, Texas.