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9 Best Soap Making Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Soap Making books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best soap making books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 馃槉
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2023)

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  • I've heard there are some really good soap making books out there. Can you recommend a few?

    Absolutely! There are quite a few soap making books that are considered top-tier. Some of the best books include "The Soap Maker's Companion" by Susan Miller Cavitch that explains the soap making process in a simple and easy-to-understand way. "Pure Soapmaking: How to Create Nourishing, Natural Skin Care Soaps" by Anne-Marie Faiola is also highly regarded for its focus on natural ingredients and skin care. It's always a good idea to check out Amazon reviews for a clear rating and review view of each book before you make your book buy decision.

  • What's a good soap book for beginners who are interested in making soap at home?

    "Soap Crafting: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-Process Soaps" by Anne-Marie Faiola is a great book for beginners. It provides clear step-by-step instructions for the cold process of soap making, with 31 unique soap recipes. The book includes details on ingredients, additives, and oils - like olive oil and butter - required in the soap making process. The author's easy-to-follow writing style and the book's simple but detailed illustrations also contribute to its avg rating on Amazon.

  • I found a soap book online. What should I look for in the comments before making my decision?

    When browsing the comments online for a soap book, look for notes about whether the book is good for beginners or advanced soap makers, the simplicity or complexity of the process explained, the variety of soap recipes included, and whether it covers the cold process soap making. Comments on the inclusion of information on oils, colorants, additives, and fragrance oils in the recipes can be handy too.

  • I've been using a soap book I found online but I'm not getting the results I want. What could I be doing wrong?

    Soap making is a process that requires care and precision. It's possible the book you're using might not explain the process clearly or in enough detail. It might also not cover essential aspects of soap making like the choice and use of oils, additives, and colorants. If you're not getting the soap you want, it might be time to try another soap making book that covers these aspects more thoroughly.

  • I want to make soap as a winter hobby. Are there soap making books written specifically for this season?

    While there may not be soap making books specifically for the winter season, most soap books will contain recipes that are suitable for all seasons. Ingredients like wintergreen oil, peppermint, and butter can be used to make winter-themed soaps. It's always a good idea to check the book descriptions and Amazon reviews to see what types of recipes are included.

  • I'm curious about the process of soap making. Are there any soap making books that cover this in detail?

    Indeed, there are. A great book that comes to mind is "The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners: Do-It-Yourself Soaps Using All-Natural Herbs, Spices, and Essential Oils" by Kelly Cable. It extensively explains the process of soap making using the cold process method. It also details the ingredients needed, including oils and colorants, to make a variety of natural soaps.

  • Can you suggest a soap making book that will help me turn this hobby into a business?

    Certainly! "Soap Making Business Startup: How to Start, Run & Grow a Million Dollar Success From Home!" by Suzanne Carpenter is a great book that guides you through turning your soap making hobby into a successful business. It covers the basics of soap making, including the cold process, as well as marketing tactics and business strategies.

  • Can you recommend a soap making book for someone with sensitive skin?

    Yes, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Natural Soaps" by Sally W. Trew with Zonella B. Gould is an excellent choice. The book focuses on making soap using natural ingredients, which is typically gentler on sensitive skin. It discusses the use of various oils and additives and also pays special attention to the cold process of soap making.

  • Are there places online where members of the soap making community share their thoughts and reviews on different soap making books?

    Yes, there are plenty of online communities such as "Soap Making Forum" where members discuss various aspects of soap making, including their favourite soap making books. Amazon reviews are another place to enjoy unlimited reading of comments on different soap books. Just make sure to clear your view of the book using both the positive and the negative reviews before you decide to buy.

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