Soap Making for Beginners (Paperback)
Learn simple methods for making soap—right in your own kitchen!
Making soaps and other bath and body products is hugely popular because it’s fun, creative, and easy, even for beginners. Adapted from The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making by expert soap maker, teacher, and author David Fisher, Soap Making for Beginnersis your simple, step-by-step guide to creating a variety of different types of soap.
This user-friendly book starts with a thorough overview of the necessary ingredients, tools, and safety requirements. In each subsequent chapter, which focuses on a specific method of soap making, you’ll find detailed instructions supported by dozens of full-color photos that cover:
- The basic process
- Decorative techniques
- Tips and troubleshooting
Soap Making for Beginners gives you everything you need to create beautiful custom soaps for yourself, gifts for your friends and family—and maybe even unique products for customers.
David Fisher is a former writer for The Spruce (About.com) and has been making soap for nearly 20 years. He has always loved working with his hands and creating things from scratch. Soap fulfills his combined interests in arts and crafts, chemistry, cooking, aromatherapy, and frugal living. The owner of Bath Rabbit Soap Company and a member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild, Fisher teaches students of all ages how to make candles, soap, and bath and body products. He attends numerous local and regional soap and candle making conferences and classes and has logged countless hours of “in the kitchen” training in soap and candle making. Fisher is also the author of several articles and books on the topic, including The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making. He studied theater at California State University in Sacramento, nonprofit management at the University of Dallas, and spent three years at Tulane University.