Just the thought of making soap brings up so many good feelings. The aroma of essential oils, rich frothy lather, not to mention the whole house smelling absolutely amazing after a good session of soapmaking. I'm not quite sure if there is anything quite satisfying and comforting than making your own soap. If you haven't tried it yet, then beware, you are about to get helplessly addicted.
Here's our top four melt and pour soapmaking books to help get you started.
The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners will show you how easy and simple it is to make your very own homemade soaps without artificial dyes and chemicals. Your senses will tingle as you master the art of cold-process soap making using fresh, floral, woody, and amber scents to create your own handcrafted soaps. Buy On Amazon
Soapmaking The Natural Way
Rebecca Ittner spends many pages detailing the natural materials, colorants, additives, and scents for a good foundation; the next four chapters are devoted to 45 recipes, each with color photographs, lists of materials and tools, and easy-to-follow numbered instructions. Choose among the different soap properties (soft, smooth, exfoliation, cleanse, and luxurious). Buy On Amazon
Melt & Pour Soapmaking
An informative and well-designed book by Marie Browning. This book is really good for beginners. Herbs and essential oils play a large part in the finished products in this book, highlighting step-by-step, and detailed information. This book has beautiful photography as well as packaging ideas for your completed soap. Buy On Amazon
300 Handcrafted Soaps
By Marie Browning. Marie Browning's articles and designs have appeared in Handcraft Illustrated, Better Homes & Gardens, Canadian Stamper, Great American Crafts, All American Crafts, and in numerous project books. All of these soaps can be made using kitchen equipment, and no lye or animal fat is used in the process. This book has beautiful photos and you can easily customize the recipes to suit your own tastes. This is a good book to have on hand for reference and for when you need a boost of inspiration. Buy On Amazon
If you love creating essential oils blends for your soap, be sure to head on over to our Relaxing Essential Oils Blends with a free printable.