Wednesday 17 January 2018

Book Review: The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making by David Fisher

Title: The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making
Author: David Fisher
Publisher: Creative Publishing
Publication Date: 9 January 2018
Pages: 176
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Non-Fictions/Crafts
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Homemade soaps, scrubs, salves, lotions, and other bath and body products have been popping up all over the places from craft fairs to Etsy and it's no surprise why. Soap making is a fun and creative hobby that you can do right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Want to learn how? Look no further. The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making is an A-Z primer on all things soap making. Written by soap making expert David Fisher, this easy-to-use book will guide you through everything you need to know from necessary ingredients, tools, and safety requirements to soap making methods, including: melt and pour, hand milling, cold process, and hot process. You'll be a pro in no time! Each of the chapters focuses on a specific method, demonstrating basic process, decorative techniques, recipes, and related products such as scrubs, bath bombs, and liquid soaps. You'll also find a section on how to formulate original recipes, plus guidance on storage and ideas for packaging to impress your friends, family, and maybe even customers! So grab your creativity and some great ingredients and let's get started. (Goodreads Synopsis)

Having planned to take up a few new crafts in 2018, when I saw The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making on NetGalley, I thought it would be an interesting read. What I loved about this book was the perfect blend of instructions and imagery. It offered step-by-step guides as well as general information on different aspects of soap making, including safety when using the various chemicals involved. This is the perfect read for anyone thinking of beginning soap making, and probably has some useful tips for those already creating. Not sure yet if soap making will be the hobby for me, but if I do go ahead with it, I will definitely purchase a copy of this book to keep beside me.

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