I am running a free book promotion on Amazon.com Kindle Store from Friday 23-Sep-16 to Tuesday 27-Sep-16 for my book “Simple Small Batch Cold Process Soap: Five Skill Building Recipes and Detailed Instructions for Beginners”.
If you are interested in making your own beautiful handmade cold processed soaps but don’t know where to start, or if you are beginner looking to build your soap making skills, this book can help.
Detailed instructions, photographs, terminology and troubleshooting steps are included along with five recipes that will gradually build your skills from a simple, uncolored and unscented (but gentle and moisturizing) soap all the way to a multicolored, swirled and scented soap.
Don’t be intimidated by using Sodium Hydroxide (lye). Although it can cause injury if not used properly, it is not difficult to work with. Using just a few safety guidelines, you can work with it safely. Before long, these steps will become second nature and you will be making your own handmade creations.
The soap recipes included make very mild, moisturizing and conditioning soap. They are suitable even for those who have very sensitive skin. If you don’t want to use colorants or fragrance oils, more natural alternatives are suggested in the recipes. Colorants and fragrances are always optional in all the recipes.
There recipes are all small batch recipes in that they yield approximately 24 ounces of soap batter — enough for 3-4 bars of soap depending on how large you cut the bars. This allows you to get started making soap without risking too much money in materials.
The recipes include ounces, grams and percentages in case you would like to resize them larger or smaller using a lye calculator.
You can find the book on Amazon.com
Handmade soaps are always well-received gifts, but remember it takes 6 weeks to cure them before they are ready to sell or give as gifts. Start now to have them ready in time for Christmas gifts.
Make the following soaps with the recipes in this book:
(From top left clockwise)
- Basic Mild Soap (No colorants, butters or fragrances)
- Cocoa Butter Soap (no colorants or fragrances)(addition of cocoa butter)
- Lemongrass Soap (no colorants)(addition of shea butter and essential oil)
- Crisp Anjou Pear Soap (addition of a single colorant, mango butter, coconut milk and fragrance oil)
- Pink Grapefruit Swirled Soap (addition of essential oil, fragrance oil, multiple colorants and an in-the-pot swirl technique)