By Lisa Maliga
Initially, this book was going to be all about soap crafting for the frugal. The problem is– I’m not a frugal person when it comes to soap crafting. For me, it’s worth it to spend a certain amount of money to get the right ingredient or mold or whatever’s needed to make soap. Sure, if it’s on sale, that’s a bonus. I’ve even stocked up on ingredients that are on sale that I ended up giving away because I had no use for them.
Then I thought about supermarket soaping and essentially that’s what this book is all about – using ingredients that you can find in your local supermarket. I’m a fan of watching cooking and baking shows. So, I’ve learned a lot about the process a chef goes through to make an exquisite dinner or a show stopping dessert. Yes, I’ve watched Master Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Food Network Star, Cake Boss, and Save My Bakery—along with several other foodie type shows on various channels. I’ve seen people cook in fancy restaurant kitchens, in small food trucks, and over campfires and grills. And that’s when it hit me, write a book that’s dedicated to those who love food AND soap!
In Fun Foodie Soap Crafting, you’ll learn what food can be added to soap, and how to make soap that looks like food. There’s a special section on pretty packaging and labeling so you can present your soapy gifts, and much more. As with my other soap crafting books, all the recipes have been tested. I’ve even used a new melt and pour soap base so that I can offer feedback on it for those of you who want to try it.
There are so many different varieties of soap we can make, so many endless combinations, so much room to harness our creativity. As always, I encourage this as it benefits your creative side and those who use your soapy products. Fun foodie soap crafting is a great way to spend time with an interested child and give them the opportunity to learn a new skill. It’s nice for people of all ages to make and later package as gifts for just about any occasion. You might want to make lots more soap after trying this wonderful hobby. I say, go for it!
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