Make beautiful handmade soap without the all the chemicals found in commercial products...and not just bath soaps and shampoo bars but also homemade washing powder and even dishwasher soap bombs - the only book to cover it all! The natural products you can make from this book are not only kinder to your skin, they are also better for the planet, helping you to achieve a less chemical-filled, lower impact lifestyle. Expert artisan soap maker Sarah Harper, of The Clovelly Soap Company, will teach you the techniques to make your own nourishing, natural and indulgent soap. Two key techniques are used throughout the book - the traditional Cold-Process method and the fast and fun Melt-and-Pour method, which you can use to create over 20 contemporary projects - gorgeous soaps for glamour girls, hardworking soaps for gardeners, decadent gifts for men, 'surprise inside' soaps that will make kids' bathtime fun, as well as natural cleaning products for the home.
The step-by-step photography and author's insightful advice from years of experience teaching soap-making makes every project in the book achievable, dispelling any fears or doubts you may have and guiding you effortlessly from start to finish. Packed with handy tips and an easy, approachable style, as well as creative ideas for packaging and presentation, this book is a beautiful reference with style as well as substance so that anyone, including children, can make a variety of soaps you will be proud to use, display and give away!
Sarah Harper has been making soap for nine years, starting in her kitchen at home in London, she then began making branded soap for shops in London and selling to guest houses and gift shops. Now a resident of The Clovelly Estate, she and her husband run a craft workshop and make artisan soap using natural ingredients and traditional methods under The Clovelly Soap Company brand. www.theclovellysoapcompany.co.uk
Introduction Soap Making Essentials Ingredients Techniques Luxurious Lathers Baby Soft Skin Clearly Lavender Gardener's Recue Green Fingers Repair Cream Honey and Oat Scrub Shaver's Saviour Rosebud Bundt Peppermint Pumice Pina Colada Layers Cheats Castille Soap Goats' Milk and Lavender Indulgence Strawberry Sensations Messy Play Scrap-saving Soap Balls Soap on a Rope Toy Surprise Fizzy Fun Bath Bombs Natural Living Sumptuous Shampoo Bar Versatile Vinegar Laundry Shred Multi-purpose Cleaning Spray Dazzling Dishwasher Tablets Techniques Cutting, and Curing Cold Process Soap Decorating and Packaging Soap Troubleshooting Advanced Techniques Suppliers Resources About the Author Acknowledgments Index