Book Launch:

Luxurious Handmade Soap

20 Gorgeous Cold Process Soaps


Get Luxurious Handmade Soap: 20 Gorgeous Cold Process Soap Recipes on the Amazon Kindle Store.

The book is enrolled in the KDP Select program, so if you are a member of KDP Select, you can read it for free.  Otherwise, it is $2.99 US.

3 Nov 2016 – Kindle Ebook Promotion Deal is Live

Get “Pure and Mild Soap: Natural & Nature Identical Cold Process Soaps” for just 99 cents (USD) for a limited time.

4 Oct 2016 – Book Launch:

Pure and Mild Soap

Natural and Nature Identical Cold Process Soaps


The book is enrolled in the KDP Select program, so if you are a member of KDP Select, you can read it for free.  Otherwise, it is $2.99 US.  Get it on the Amazon Kindle Store here.

Book Description:

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.

19 Sept 2016 – Book Launch

Simple Small Batch Cold Process Soap

Five Skill Building Recipes and Step By Step Instructions for Beginners


The book is enrolled in the KDP Select program, so if you are a member of KDP Select, you can read it for free.  Otherwise, it is $2.99 US. You can find it in the Amazon Kindle Store at:  Simple Small Batch Cold Process Soap.

I am so excited today to announce that my e-book has been published to the Amazon Kindle Store.  It is called – Simple Small Batch Cold Process Soap – Five Skill Building Recipes and Step-By-Step Instructions for Beginners.

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!


The included recipes are mild and versatile. They are easily customized to make them natural or fancy (and everything in between).  Ounces, grams and percentages are given for each recipe so they can be resized to fit your molds. These recipes will make a great addition to your soap line-up.

If you are new soap maker, or even an experienced one, I invite you to check it out!   If you are enrolled in Kindle Select, you can read it for free.  If not, the price is reasonable at $2.99 (US).

I have a couple more books currently in the works and hope to have them published within the next couple of months.   I haven’t fully worked out the titles yet, but my next book will contain recipes for natural and nature identical soaps.  The following one will contain a variety of recipes for swirled, frosted, milk, and gentleman’s soaps.   When they are released I will post the news here.

Until then, you can find me:

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On Twitter:  @aquariansoap Author’s Page:

17 Sept 2016 – Launch of Aquarian Soap!

For the past year I have been on WordPress as “Homespun Hobbyist”, but recently decided to separate my soap blogging from my general food and craft blogging.     Aquarian Soap is the site I will use going forward for purely soap and bath/body products.

I will be publishing free soap and bath/body recipes here from time to time and sharing inspiration from my recent soaping adventures (and lessons learned as I have some failures, I am reasonably certain).