Soap Crafting

Soap Crafting : Step-By-Step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-Process Soaps

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4.3 (323 ratings by Goodreads)

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Soapmaking is the perfect union of chemistry and craft. And making soap at home allows soapmakers of all levels to transform the functional into the fantastic. In Soap Crafting, The Soap Queen (a.k.a. Anne-Marie Faiola) shows how to make beautiful handmade soap through full-color step-by-step visual instructions and 31 recipes that make it easy to navigate the process. New techniques and effects will keep experienced soapmakers creating ever more distinctive soaps, while beginners will have no problem successfully making their first soap. The Soap Queen makes cold-process soapmaking safe and accessible while inviting creative crafters to explore the full range of special effects that can be achieved in a bar of soap. With chapters on using colors like neon, oxides, and mica; molds, including milk jugs, yogurt containers, and PVC pipe; additives such as coffee, oatmeal, and clay; and molding techniques, like embedding, funnel pour, and swirling, this is the one-stop resource for soapmakers of any skill level.
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Product details

  • Spiral bound | 240 pages
  • 178 x 229 x 20.32mm | 775.64g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • 161212089X
  • 9781612120898
  • 28,686

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Creative, Inspired Soapmaking

Use colors, oils, and scents you love to create beautiful soaps that you can enjoy yourself, give as gifts, or even sell.

Anne-Marie Faiola, The Soap Queen, makes cold-process soapmaking accessible and fun with complete descriptions of the entire process, from selecting your oils to staying safe when working with lye.

Full-color step-by-step visuals lead you through 31 recipes that introduce swirling color effects, natural exfoliating additives, and much more.
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Review quote

"Twenty years ago, Faiola made her first batch of soap. What began as a hobby turned into a successful business selling both handmade soap and soapmaking supplies. In her first book, Faiola provides a comprehensive guide to producing cold-process soap. After a brief overview of the chemistry of soapmaking, she dives into supplies and safety and provides a basic recipe for crafters who can't wait to get started. Once novices have a few batches of soap under their belts, they can try one of the 30 variations described. Each recipe includes step-by-step directions and photographs. Further information, including videos of the soapmaking process, is available at the author's website.VERDICTFaiola's enthusiasm for her subject is apparent, and with her guidance, beginners will easily take to this craft."
--Library Journal"If you love soapmaking, you'll love this book. If you don't love soapmaking, get this book and you soon will!"
--Ruth Esteves, Owner and Chief Soapmaker, Sirona Springs Handmade Soap
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About Anne-Marie Faiola

Anne-Marie Faiola is the owner of Bramble Berry, a company that sells soapmaking supplies in Bellingham, Washington, and online at As The Soap Queen, she has a dedicated YouTube page offering how-to videos.
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