Soapmaking is the perfect union of chemistry and craft. And making soap at home allows soapmakers of all levels to transform the functional into the fantastic. In Soap Crafting, The Soap Queen (a.k.a. Anne-Marie Faiola) shows how to make beautiful handmade soap through full-color step-by-step visual instructions and 31 recipes that make it easy to navigate the process. New techniques and effects will keep experienced soapmakers creating ever more distinctive soaps, while beginners will have no problem successfully making their first soap. The Soap Queen makes cold-process soapmaking safe and accessible while inviting creative crafters to explore the full range of special effects that can be achieved in a bar of soap. With chapters on using colors like neon, oxides, and mica; molds, including milk jugs, yogurt containers, and PVC pipe; additives such as coffee, oatmeal, and clay; and molding techniques, like embedding, funnel pour, and swirling, this is the one-stop resource for soapmakers of any skill level.
Anne-Marie Faiola is the owner of Bramble Berry, a company that sells soapmaking supplies in Bellingham, Washington, and online at www.brambleberry.com. As The Soap Queen, she has a dedicated YouTube page offering how-to videos.