I love homemade products but I have been afraid to venture into the realm of homemade soaps. I was given the opportunity to read Soap Making Made Easy AND to give away a copy to one of my readers in this flash giveaway ending on 12/15/13.
From the Publisher:
The Soap Making Advice e-book package is a comprehensive soap making guide, with over 120 pages of useful tips and advice covering all aspects of the soap making process.
These e-books will teach you:
What soap is, and how it works,
The history of soap-making,
The differences between hand-made and commercial soap, and the benefits of making your own,
Tips for beginners,
Over 50 unique soap recipes including hot process, cold process, liquid soaps, shaving soaps, shampoos and more,
Tips for selecting a recipe,
The basic equipment you’ll need,
Precautions for working with lye,
How to make bar and liquid soap, using step-by-step instructions for various popular methods – find the one that works best for you!,
How to select the ingredients you want to use, based on the properties they will impart to the finished soap product,
How to color and scent your soap,
How to troubleshoot various problems that might arise,
Ways to package and present your soap,
How to get started with selling your soap for a profit,
Some of the benefits of The Soap Making Advice ebook package:
Surprise your friends and family with customized and thoughtful holiday Soap;
Make wedding, graduation or other special-occasion gifts that they’ll remember;
Rest easy in the knowledge that your product is environmentally friendly, is free of harmful additives, and contains all-natural ingredients;
How to work safely with lye products;
The chemistry of soap: what it’s made of, and why it works;
The properties of 36 different soap-making oils, and what kind of soap you will get by using each one;
How to make bar soap using 8 different soap-making techniques;
How to make liquid soap;
How to package, present, and market your product;
How to protect yourself from liability, if you do start selling your soap;
What different colorants do, and what to be careful of;
How to use essential oils to make pleasing scent combinations;
How to make soap for people with dry, sensitive, or oily skin, and conditions such as eczema or psoriasis;
Learn something new, express your creativity, and make something that your family and friends will love!
Once the holidays settle down I will be trying my hand at a few of the recipes that were provided.
AS A BONUS ENTRY, TELL ME IN A COMMENT WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST DIY DISASTER?
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.