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Advanced Soap Making: Removing The Mystery

Enter the world of progressive cold processed soap making through Advanced Soap Making: Removing the Mystery. As if you were attending one of their private classes, the authors, Mary Humphrey and Alyssa Middleton lead you through step-by-step instructions, tips and formulas: * How to create unique soap formulas and size the formula to any mold * How to make luxurious goat milk soap * How to beautifully swirl and layer * How to blend natural scents like a pro * How to embed and rebatch natural soaps You will also gain extensive knowledge of common and exotic soap making oils, butters, herbs, unique liquids, hardeners and waxes. The glossary and resource guide erase any remaining advanced soap making doubts with easy to read terminology and locations to shop for ingredients, packaging and other soap making needs. Praise for Advanced Soap Making: Removing the Mystery: "Advanced Soap Making: Removing the Mystery is a comprehensive look into advanced techniques for making cold process soap loaded with recommendations, tips and best practices. Mary and Alyssa have created an easy to follow resource, sure to help you take your soap making to the next level!" - Maia Singletary, Astrida Naturals Mary and Alyssa have pulled together a great book for the more experienced soap maker! Their combined experience and helpful tips are enough to make this book well worth the read for someone who is interested in taking their soap making skills to the next level." - Robin Schmidt, Dragonfly Handmade Soap [Mary and Alyssa] have really done a great service to the soap industry with this book. If I had found this book a long time ago before buying all sorts of others, reading Yahoo groups, Facebook groups, etc, it would have saved me a lot of time! I think this does take the mystery out of soap making." - Ann McIntire Wooledge, Wingsets

Paperback: 174 pages

Publisher: Beauty For Ashes Press (October 24, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0615894844

ISBN-13: 978-0615894843

Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #612,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #379 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Candlemaking #397 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Soap Making

I'm an advanced soap-maker, and my husband gave me this book as a gift. While it does contain lots of basic, helpful information, I was expecting more in the way of color tutorials. The authors explained how to make various swirls, etc, but if I didn't already know how to do them, I would have been confused. Pictures would have been VERY helpful.

The book contains the same information better presented in videos on YouTube. The only picture is the cover and while yet another description of essential oils and base oils may be required reading in any soap book, I thought it read more like a weekend writing assignment than a well thought out technical manual or presentation of amazing products. There are many other well-written books out there than this one.

Advanced Soap Making is a very comprehensive book that can help beginning soapmakers go beyond the basics. From discussing the properties of oils to coloring soap, using additives to troubleshooting... this book will help further ground you in this wonderful craft. A great addition to any soapmaker's library!

I think you'll be pleased with the book. I have been furiously studying all things soap now since I went to a class this past October. I've read several books and I have to say the organization of information in this book is the best I've found yet. With this I have come up with a few of my own recipes with a clear understanding of why I'm doing it. I am a very new soaper, and I can see referring to it over and over as I move on in the soaping world.

This definitely is a fairly comprehensive book on soap making, outlining what to use and how to use it. There was some overlapping information with the "Essential Soap Making", but I can appreciate that for those who may just purchase this book. If you are interested in knowing more about the art of soap making, this book would be a great addition to your library!

I was looking forward to the release of this book, and it did NOT disappoint! Packed full of great information, I’m ready and excited to tackle more advanced soaping techniques. I loved the section on all the different oils and butters to use in soap recipes and I’m excited to now naturally color my soap with herbs and create my own signature essential oil blends. Thanks for writing this much-needed book and encouraging me to step up my soap-making game!

This is the next book to buy after you have gone past the beginner stage of soap making. Lots of information, including chapters on incorporating natural colorants and herbs in your soaps, comprehensive information on oils and fats, and how to make soap using room temperature cold process and thermal heat transfer. I returned "Essential soapmaking" by the same authors, but absolutely love this book despite the lack of photos. If you are into making hot process soaps, this is not the book for you. If you are into making swirls and making pretty looking soaps, you are better off buying "Soap crafting" by Anne Marie Faiola.

This book is fine for anyone that has some beginning soapmaking under their belt. I would have named this book Intermediate Soap Making, as most of the info seems to be just a little beyond the beginner. Many subjects are talked about throughout the book, from goat's milk to liquid substitutions to additives. It does not go into any one subject matter with great detail. However, I would not discourage a soapmaker from getting this book, as much of the information would lead to a good reference to keep handy on your shelf. I think it is OK for most soapmakers as a reference.

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