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Making Soap Naturally books

Discover the only soapmaking books that give you all the answers you need!

Picking up the thread from the ground-breaking Soap Naturally book, Patrizia and Marina are proud to bring you newer and better books, which reveal all the secrets to obtaining fabulous, as natural as possible handmade soap.

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The Natural Soapmaking Handbook: how to make soap... any way you like

By Patrizia Garzena, Marina Tadiello

The Natural Soapmaking Handbook: how to make soap... any way you like

All you need to know to create your own as natural as possible handmade soap.

Starting with fundamental ingredients, additives, tools, equipment, safety precautions and workplace setup, the Handbook covers all modern handmade "paste" methods to manufacture as natural as possible, skin-soothing, eco-friendly, sustainable soaps.

Cold Process (CP), Discounted Water CP, No-Heat Applied CP, Hot Process (HP), Double Boiler HP, Oven HP, Crockpot HP, Microwave HP, CPOP (Cold Process Oven Process) and In The Mould HP are accurately illustrated in easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Advanced techniques for specialty soaps range from liquid soapmaking to milk, butter and honey soap; from layered and swirled soaps to composite soaps and embeds.

Clear instructions for reclaiming, reshaping and rebatching all kinds of soap complement the authors' super-accurate troubleshooting guide to making the most of every batch.

As precious gems scattered along the book, you will be able to discover the truth on soda ash, lye-free soap and other common misconceptions in crisp "Soap myth buster" sections.

The Natural Soapmaking Cookbook: 77 star recipes for superior, skin-friendly, eco-friendly handmade soaps

By Patrizia Garzena, Marina Tadiello

The Natural Soapmaking Cookbook: 77 star recipes for superior, skin-friendly, eco-friendly handmade soaps

Build up your soapmaking skills with the Natural Soapmaking Cookbook's recipes to create your own as natural as possible handmade soap

The Natural Soapmaking Cookbook is the natural complement to the Natural Soapmaking Handbook: How to make soap... any way you like.

After years of extensive experiments with a huge range of soap formulas, Patrizia & Marina open their soap kitchen to share champion recipes for as natural as possible handmade soap: milk soap, castile soap, liquid soap, laundry soap, soap bases, shampoo bars, recipes for sensitive-mature-acneic-problem skin, special soaps for your children, your pets and your home.

Through their 77 tried and true star recipes, you will find inspiration to combine richly lathering and tenderly conditioning oils with delicious essential oil blends, luxurious botanicals, gentle exfoliating agents, natural fillers and wholesome additives to produce classical or adventurous soap symphonies. Learn by examples how you can enrich your soap with mouth-watering delicacies, including silk, honey, milk, chocolate, fruit, vegetables, spices, beer, botanicals, mineral salt, wood resins.

The book is organised in easy-to-follow sections, covering all types of soap, from super-frothy shaving bars to super-gentle baby soaps, from delightful bath soaps to special pet soap and laundry soap. All modern paste soapmaking methods are put into practice, from CP to the many variants of HP, from DWCP to rebatched/milled soap to liquid and transparent soap.

Further information

The publisher's Website offers detailed descriptions, sample chapters, free pdf files, sample recipes, full Tables of Contents, and free downloadable soapmaking tools. Visit the Natural Soapmaking books page for details.

Click here to find out how to order our books

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Page last updated 07 jan 2015