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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 20 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216230
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 40
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: £8.99
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Making Soap

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18 luxurious soaps to make and give using natural ingredients by Kathrin Landmann

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Book Description

Beginner-friendly guide to making 18 lovely soaps using only natural ingredients that are kind to the environment.

Beautifully photographed, this beginner-friendly guide has everything you need to make 18 lovely soaps. Inspirational for seasoned soap-makers as well, the recipes use only natural ingredients that are kind to the skin and our environment. From olive oil to juniper and cucumber to honey, there are lots of gorgeous fragrances and colours to satisfy everyone.

With comprehensive information on where to start and what you need, the book includes essential tips on utensils, safety issues to consider, and by a step-by-step guide to making soap. There are also useful sections on fragrances and natural colourings and additives such as coffee and cinnamon. This book tells you everything you need to know about making your own hand-crafted soap, using tools most people already own

An addictive hobby, you will find yourself making lovely, personalised soap ideas for gifting.

Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Principles 6
What is natural soap? 6
The soap maker’s language 6
Working utensils for making soap 13
Safety first 15
Making soap 16
Fragrances, colours and additives 18
Soap recipes 21
Soap on a rope (basic recipe) 21
Confetti soap 23
Olive oil soap 25
Salt soap 27
Coffee soap 29
Life is better at the beach 31
Orange & Neroli 33
Salt water soap 35
Juniper Berry 37
Genie in a bottle 39
Almond milk soap 41
Guinness soap 43
Soap cupcakes & floating soap 45
Detergents 47
Shaving soap 49
Cucumber soap 51
Patterned soaps 53
Honey soap 55
Troubleshooting 56
Solid fats and butters 58
List of saponification numbers 60
Sources 61
Thanks 62
About the author 63

About the Author

About Kathrin Landmann

At her soap factory in Worms in Germany, Kathrin Landmann makes natural cosmetics ranging from facial care and bathing products to soaps, deodorants and much more. She personally tests all her products, which contain nothing harmful to the environment or skin. All her products originate from certified organic farms. For more information about Kathrin go to 


Craft Focus

Offering a lovely introduction to this addictive hobby, Making Soap has everything crafters need to produce 18 different blends. Each recipe uses natural ingredients such as olive oil, juniper, cucumber and honey, which are kind to both skin and the environment. The book also includes information on utensils, safety issues and step-by-step guides, together with a useful section on fragrances, natural colourings and other additives. 

Making soap is riding high in the popularity stakes, and this visual guide shows readers everything they need to get started. 

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