This ebook is written by someone who learned how to work with crafting glycerin melt & pour soap the hard way — with only a single page of instructions to follow! From 2004-2009 the author ran an online business, Everything Shea Aromatic Creations, selling 85+ varieties of soap. If you’ve always wanted to make your own soap, here’s an opportunity to learn just how easy it really is!
Here’s what you will learn:
• WHY you should make your own soap
• How to make handcrafted soap in less than 1 hour!
• Secrets of melt & pour soap crafting
• Complete step-by-step instructions
• Fragrance & essential oils information
• List of reputable soap suppliers
• Creative labeling & packaging ideas and photos
• Easy-to-make craft projects for kids of all ages
• Bestselling soap recipes
• COLOR photos of almost every recipe!
• NO experience necessary!
Contains 40 recipes and more than 50 color photos!
Lisa’s book definitely makes melt and pour soapmaking a rewarding experience for the novice soapmaker. So if you’re just getting started in melt and pour soapmaking or just need a little extra help getting to where you need to be, definitely invest in the book The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting by Lisa Maliga – a hundred and thirty-four pages chock full of information you’ll reference time and again and even includes a list of melt and pour soap suppliers. Buy it and you’ll be making Lisa’s Lentil Bliss Shampoo Bars and Vanilla Bean Speckles Soaps in no time. And not long after, you’re sure to have your own unique recipes under your belt!” Rebecca D. Dillon, Soap Deli News Blog
“A lot of great information in this book if you’ve ever had an interest in melt and pour soapmaking. If you go to the author’s blog (linked above), she has some free projects, recipes and articles there to read.”
Shala Kerrigan [Amazon Top 50 Reviewer] FULL REVIEW
“This is a great book for first time or experienced soap hobbyists. It helped me to make perfect soap the very first time.” Sally Boyd, Customer Review
“The book is really well written and very detailed. I love the heartwarming dedication to the author’s mother and the forward that gives a history of soap making and why you should make your own. The book has many sections and a particularly interesting one for me was the one on herbs and other additives. Did you know that the addition of certain oils, such as coconut, can increase lather and harden your soap for a few extra washings? Or that cocoa, mango and shea butters will make your soap more beneficial for dry skin? Adding tapioca pearls will not only give your soap a distinctive look and pearly touch, but it will also help massage the skin or scalp. Fragrant herbs such as rosemary and patchouli can even be used in place of fragrance or essential oils. Isn’t that the coolest? I love this book and I can’t wait to get started making soap for my family!” Karen Mead, Verging On blog FULL REVIEW
“The more recipes in this eBook I looked at the more excited I became. I absolutely love pictures and having them on each recipe is a wonderful addition. When I see the pictures it gives me an idea of how the soap will look and if I want to try it or something else. They also give me an idea of how the soap will look with the different molds. This is just an all around must have eBook for the crafter who wants to learn something new. What’s so great about this eBook is it has easy projects for kids of all ages so not only will I be making soap but I’ll definitely let the kido’s give it a try this summer when they are [driving me nuts] out of school for summer break.” Terri, Terri’s Little Haven blog FULL REVIEW
“The Joy of Melt & Pour Soap Crafting says it’s for beginners to the everyday crafter. At first I was a bit overwhelmed with the book, it used a lot of terms I had never heard of and talked like I knew something about soap making. But I decided to not give up on the book right away and I’m glad I didn’t. By the end of the book I couldn’t wait to head to the craft store and get everything I needed to make my own soap. I felt ready and knew I’d make some great soap. Maybe not perfect soap but at least better then I would have if I didn’t have this book.” Erika K., Bass Giraffe blog FULL REVIEW
“This is one of the most practical craft books I have ever had the pleasure to read. This author knows her topic, and she does not hold back on her secrets and methods. I do not think there is a topic in melt and pour soap making that she does not cover. In fact, I can say that I am interested in doing this with my daughter this summer as a result of reading this book. I loved the fact that she covered absolutely everything possible (maybe she left some things out, but if she did, it wasn’t much)that you could mix into the soap. She explained the benefits and pitfalls of each of these items. She pointed out mistakes to avoid. And her recipes and pictures were phenomenal. Adding wine to soap? I have never heard of that, and she was the one to have great success with this.So if you have interest in melt and pour soap making (or even if you do not), be sure to check out this book. Anyone can make soaps, and she will tell you how to do it!” Ruth A. Hill, Amazon/Blog Review
“What I love most about this book is how detailed it is. Even a complete soap newbie, like me, will have no problem following her thorough instructions. Lisa’s passion for soap crafting is evident throughout the book. After finishing it, I am so excited to give soap crafting a try. I especially want to try her recipe for Rosemary Lavender Shampoo Bars since I have dried rosemary from last year’s garden.” Jen at A Heart Full of Love blog FULL REVIEW
“Lisa’s ‘The Joy of Melt and Pour Soaps’ is AWESOME!!! Now that I’ve done a practice batch I’m ready to try some soap for the kids. Who knew making soap could be addictive?!?!
Lisa’s book is easy to use. Lots of detailed instructions. Lots of pictures. A great list of places to look to for your supplies. Lisa even has a chapter on helping you to sell your soaps!! WOW!!
I give Lisa’s book an whole hearted A++++++++++!!!” Connie of Peanut Butter and Whine