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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback Wibalin cover finish
  • Publication: 17 May 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800922105
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 149x209 mm
  • Illustrations: 40
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Series: The Handmade Spa

The Handmade Spa: Natural Soaps


Indulge yourself with 16 eco-friendly recipes to make at home by Amélie Boué

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Book Description

Create your own sumptuous range of skin-kind, eco-friendly artisanal soaps.

Whether you're a seasoned soap maker or a complete beginner, learn to create stunning and sustainable soaps to keep or to gift. Delve into the science behind soap making and gain a deep understanding of the chemistry involved; learn about the properties of different oils and additives and discover how to formulate recipes that result in 16 luxurious, skin-friendly soaps.

This comprehensive guide, written by artisanal soap-maker, Amélie Boué, founder of the French soap company Savon en Bullant, is your ticket to creating gentle, eco-friendly soaps from the comfort of your own home. With Amélie's expert guidance, you'll gain confidence in experimenting with ingredients and creating blends that are explicitly tailored to your preferences. Ingredients include almond, peppermint, lavender, honey, beeswax even coffee; ensuring that bathtime becomes an olfactory treat!

With a focus on natural and eco-friendly ingredients, this book teaches you how to harness the power of nature to create soaps that are not only beautiful but also kind to your skin and the environment. Explore a wide range of botanicals, essential oils, clays and colourants and learn how to incorporate them into your creations to add fragrance, texture and visual appeal.

Unleash your creativity and discover various techniques for swirling, layering and moulding soaps, allowing you to craft stunning designs that make each bar a work of art. With detailed step-by-step instructions, accompanied by beautiful photography, you'll be able to follow along easily and make soaps that are as visually captivating as they are nourishing.

Table of Contents

Creating your soap
What is soap?
Soap is made using... a bit of chemistry!
The history of soap
The different types of soap
Cold-process soap making
Timeless, multi-purpose, zero waste: soap versus the rest
The base

Let’s get started!

You will need, Safety gear, Handling lye safety advice, Developing the recipe, Basic production step by step, 10 keys to success

The recipes

Simply olive oil, Soft almond milk, Peppermint cordial, Honey and beeswax, Inspired by the sea, Lavender dreams, Glowing with health, Summer garden, Quick caffeine boost, At the coalface!, Green spirulina shot, Creamy full-fat milk, Marigolds for baby, Sweet Liège waffle, Herb-scented bouquet, Marbled shea butter

Further information

About the Author

About Amélie Boué

Amélie Boué has always been a keen observer of the world around her. She has a background in biology, and possesses a deep passion for nature, sports and DIY projects.

After dedicating several years to the conservation of birds, she decided in 2016 to start her own small soap business. Transforming what had been a hobby into a full-time occupation brought her immense joy.

In her soap-making ventures, Amelie finds gratification in crafting tangible and practical products while nurturing her creative side. She takes great pleasure in sharing her interest and passion for soap-making by conducting workshops for both adults and children alike.

Amelie’s company, Savon en Bullant, is based in Rochefort, France.

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