I recently took a long hiatus from making my own soaps , I felt like I had done it all and was kinda feeling burnt out. I got rid of all my supplies to a local teenager who was starting out and even parted with my books. Wow, what a huge mistake it was as a few years later here I am buying soap books and new supplies. But as financially draining it is to re-start a hobby it has in face inspired me again. New books, new ideas, and fresh modern supplies.
The pure luxury of soaps made with coconut butter, almond oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, and green tea is one of life’s little pleasures. And with the help of Anne-Marie Faiola, author of Soap Crafting and Milk Soaps, it’s easy to make luscious, all-natural soaps right in your own kitchen.
This collection of 32 recipes ranges from simple castile bars to intricate swirls, embeds, and marbled and layered looks. Begin with a combination of skin-nourishing oils and then add blueberry puree, dandelion-infused water, almond milk, coffee grounds, mango and avocado butters, black tea, or other delicious ingredients — and then scent your soap with pure essential oils. Step-by-step photography guides you through every stage of cold-process soapmaking.