Making Soap From Scratch, is a guide about soap making written for beginners without any prior knowledge of soap making. This book sparked my interest because after learning about all of the “bad stuff” found in skincare and cosmetics, I am seriously contemplating this whole idea of making my own “good stuff..”
The title, Making Soap From Scratch, is appropriate for the book because the book carries the reader from the most basic supplies to making your own soaps to selling your homemade soaps at flea markets and bazaars.
This theme is carried out throughout the book as evident by all of the recipes for making cold processed soaps, specialty soaps, luxury soaps, soaps for everyday use, and lard or beef tallow soap.
The author of the book is Gregory Lee White, founder of the company, AROMAGREGORY CREATIVE INC..Gregory began as an employee at a friend’s local Garden Botanika store to opening his own store in 2003 to now owning the most “hip and funky New Age – Metaphysical store” in Nashville, that sells a “repertoire” of products including largest variety of essential oils, aromatherapy diffusers, and over 250 teas and herbs. Gregory White is also the author of the book ESSENTIAL OILS AND AROMATHERAPY: HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEAUTY, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY.
According to the introduction, this book promises to teach the reader the beginning process of making good soaps that are great for your skin.
I particularly liked the fact that the book that the ingredients found in the book’s recipes are easy to find and not extremely expensivebecause I don’t want to waste more time and effort into my soapmaik got journey than necessary.
I honestly do think that the book fulfills the purpose and promises that the author makes in the preface and introduction, and highly recommend this book because the book is easy to follow and packed with information written in a way that simply makes sense.
The book was easy to understand and even more interesting than I had originally hoped, and I would recommend this book mainly to readers who simply want to “get their feet wet” in this soap making world.