four different kinds of flower petals around the outside of the cover and a bar of soap with rough edges in the center

Pure Soapmaking: How to Create Nourishing, Natural Skin Care Soaps

by Anne-Marie Faiola Author

Learn how to make your own soap with this gorgeously designed guide. With 32 recipes using everything from coconut butter to almond oil, aloe vera, green tea, and oatmeal, Pure Soapmaking is an excellent introduction to this valuable skill. After starting with a base intended to nourish the skin, you can add all kinds of scents and exfoliants, from coffee grounds and mango butter to essential oils and dandelion water. Step-by-step photography and instructions helps the reader acquire the skills to make all kinds of soaps right at home in their kitchen. This book is a great gift for your crafty friends, or buy it for yourself and give your friends handmade soap instead!