Choose Your Own Soap-Making Adventure (B&w) : Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Own Soap.
"Choose Your Own Soap-Making Adventure" is written for beginners and beyond! Are you tired of the basic beginner's books and looking for an advanced coverage of the subject? This book completely covers the hot process, cold process and liquid soap-making processes and teaches you to make your own decisions and develop your own recipes using your favourite ingredients. This book includes everything that you need to know to make your own soap and make it your way! What you will learn: * Soap processes: hot process, cold process, liquid soap process and transparent soap process. * Soap problems and how to fix them: glycerine rivers, DOS, partial gelling, lye-heavy soap, soda ash, and more. * Recipe development: how to choose the right oils, additives, water discount, superfatting level, and so on. * How to develop desired properties in your soap: hard, soft, moisturising, bubbly, creamy, cleansing, nourishing, liquid, opaque, transparent, etc. * Basic soap chemistry (acids & bases, saponification and the PH scale). * How to use soap calculators (practical information and advice). * Profiles for the most popular oils (e.g.: coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, palm oil, tallow, rice bran oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado oil and many more). * The importance of water quality in soap-making. * Water discounting (when, why and how). * Water substitutions & considerations (e.g.: milks, hydrosols, beer, yoghurt, tea, etc.) * Using temperature to your advantage and it's effect on saponification. * Examples of additives, fragrances & colourants and how to incorporate them into soap. * Soaping safely & PH Testing. The second book in the Soap Mastery series, "Choose Your Own Soap-Making Adventure" encourages your independence and innovation in making soap. It covers everything that I wish I had known when I started making soap - based on years of experience.