Books

I have written three books that contain recipes and step by step instructions for making beautiful, mild, and luxurious cold process soaps.   All three are available on the Amazon Kindle store and are enrolled in the Kindle Select Program.

The Kindle Select Program is a subscription based “library” of sorts, that allows you to read books without buying them.   You pay a monthly fee for membership into the library and can read any book that is enrolled in the program.

Don’t have Kindle Select?  The books can be purchased for just $2.99 each on the Kindle Store.  I do run occasional free book promos or price discounts from time to time.


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Simple, Small Batch Cold Process Soap:  

Five Skill Building Recipes and Step By Step Instructions for Beginners   

(ASIN: B01LY7K7F8)

If you have ever wanted to make your own beautiful cold process soaps but were not sure where to start, this book can help you.

The basics are explained in detail, such as how to work safely with sodium hydroxide (lye), which equipment and supplies are required, step-by-step instructions and pictures to illustrate these steps. Helpful tips and alternate options are included throughout.

The five included recipes produce small batches of soap so that you can grow your skills without making a large investment in supplies. Each recipe builds upon the skills learned in the previous one, gradually adding new techniques as you progress from making a basic soap to making a beautiful swirled and scented soap.

Making cold processed soap is not difficult. It is not as scary as it can seem when you see the warnings about working with lye. You can work with it safely. It is no more difficult than baking a cake!


pureandmildsoapcoversmall-copyPure and Mild Soap:  

Natural & Nature Identical Cold Process Soaps 

(ASIN: B01LZOQG9G)

Soap and shampoo are two products that many of us use on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many of the soaps and shampoos available in the stores today contain undesirable ingredients that are difficult to pronounce and have been shown to cause health concerns.

Making handmade soaps with natural ingredients can greatly reduce your exposure to the many chemicals and harmful additives that are present in these commercially available soaps and shampoos. When you make your own soaps, you choose the ingredients and have complete control over what you put into them.

Sometimes, however, natural is not always the best solution. Some ingredients in their natural form can be harmful. For example, micas can be mined naturally, but can contain bacteria, contaminants and pollutants. This is where nature identical ingredients can help. Nature identical colorants are lab synthesized and are identical at the molecular level to the ingredient they are replicating. While they are not considered 100% natural, they are often a better choice than their natural equivalent. The recipes in this book use both natural and nature identical colorants.

In this book you will find fifteen recipes and instructions for making cold processed soaps using a variety of oils and liquids including milks, herb infused oils, yogurt, beer, and essential oils. The soaps are formulated to be mild and moisturizing and are great for those with sensitive skin. Most of them can be used as body soap as well as shampoo bars.

The recipes are for small batches of soap. This allows you to try the soap recipe without making a large investment in materials. Ounces, grams and percentages are included so that if later you decide you like the recipe, you can then resize it with a lye calculator to make larger batches.

Put on a good movie or some relaxing music, grab your stick blender, and start making beautiful soaps that are safer alternatives for you and your family.


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Luxurious Handmade Soap:

20 Gorgeous Cold Process Soaps

(ASIN:  B01MTITR2R)

The beauty of cold processed soap is that it can be simple, minimal and practical, or it can be elaborate, luxurious and practical. Practical is listed twice because soap is meant to be used, not just to be admired. The allure of making handmade soap is that you get a chance to use your creativity, skill, and knowledge about the different soap making ingredients and combine them in unique and interesting ways to produce your own works of art. Then you get to use and enjoy them. All parts of the process are enjoyable — well, except for the cleanup.


Home Spa Formulary CoverHome Spa Formulary:

Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body and Home

ASIN: B071Z2CHKN

 

Packed with over 56 recipes for bath, body, and home spa products, this book will help you turn your ordinary bath, body, skin and hair care routine into a relaxing and rejuvenating day spa experience. With all these recipes at your disposal, you can treat yourself to this luxury every day!

The book is called a formulary because the recipes are written to be versatile and customizable. The recipes for the pictured products are given, but more than that, instructions and inspiration for altering the recipes are included. This will help you reimagine the products in new ways, with different scents, purposes, and nourishing elements. This allows you to use your own creative flair to customize each product into your own unique creation.