Synopses & Reviews
Soap making artisans Dr. Robert and Katherine McDaniel created this workshop to help you on your journey into soap making, whether you're just starting out and planning to make a few bars for gifts and fundraising events or you are planning to join the hundreds and thousands in the soap cottage industry with plans to expand to a sustainable business. Thirty step-by-step, detailed recipes and photos showcase a variety of soap products including: liquid soaps, mousses, shampoos and African Black Soap, touted for its healing properties for extreme dryness, blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks and scars. Learn to work with fragrances and discover the benefits of aromatherapy associated with many essential oils; take control of the ingredients and learn to use sustainable resources. A bonus DVD tutorial walks you through the soap-making process.
Artisan soap-makers Dr. Robert McDaniel and Katherine McDaniel provide instruction for anyone with an interest in this timeless craft, from amateurs to professionals. Thirty recipes for creating all kinds of handmade soaps, including liquid, cold- and hot-process, melt-and-pour and re-batched soaps--all using natural ingredients, sustainable methods and tools found in almost any kitchen. The authors also demonstrate how to add fragrances, skin treatments and colors and how to shape solid soaps. The benefits of aromatherapy associated with many essential oils and African Black Soap (renowned for its healing properties for extreme dryness, blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks and scars) are also explored. A 30-minute tutorial DVD is also included.