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Advanced Soap Making; Removing the Mystery www.anniesgoathill.com

I am excited to announce the release of my new book, Advanced Soapmaking: Removing the Mystery, co-authored with Alyssa Middleton of Vintage Body Spa.

Coverage from our Amazon.com page, where the book is available, “Enter the world of progressive soap making through Advanced Soap Making: Removing the Mystery. As if you were attending one of their private classes, the authors, Mary Humphrey and Alyssa Middleton lead you through step-by-step instructions, tips and formulas: * How to create unique soap formulas and size the formula to any mold * How to make luxurious goat milk soap * How to beautifully swirl and layer * How to blend natural scents like a pro * How to embed and rebatch natural soaps You will also gain extensive knowledge of common and exotic soap making oils, butters, herbs, unique liquids, hardeners and waxes. The glossary and resource guide erase any remaining advanced soap making doubts with easy to read terminology and locations to shop for ingredients, packaging and other soap making needs.”

My personal goat milk soap making techniques are included in the book, as well as the formula that I follow. Goat milk soap, including most made from scratch soaps, are worth every penny you either put (or pay) into them! Learning how to make the soap yourself really does pay off – for the health of your skin!

If you are new at soap making, or even if you are more experienced, I feel you will find this book to be a great resource.

Happy reading, and happy soaping!


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It has arrived, our expanded and newly published book, Essential Soap Making!

You may remember that Essential Soap Making began as an e-Book. It is now printed as a beautifully covered paper back book, available (here) at Create Space, and (here) at Amazon.com.

In the revised edition we’ve built upon the troubleshooting section, included thirty color photos and five soap formulas.

I am so pleased that we were able to publish photos of the soap making process, especially of trace (the point when the oils and fats have successfully blended with the lye mixture). When I first learned how to make soap, it would have helped so much to see what trace was supposed to look like!

Essential Soap Making, in my opinion, is a great book for a person wanting to learn how to make soap, or even a beautiful addition for a skilled soap maker to add to their library.

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I am very excited to announce the launch of our book today!

Essential Soap Making is a 94 page, detailed, comprehensive e-Book, co-written with Alyssa Middleton of Bath and Body Academy.

In this book you will learn about the different ways to make soap (focusing specifically on cold process soap), ingredients used to make soap, techniques and safety information as well as formulas you can use as a starting point to make gentle, natural soap.  Step-by-step instructions with dozens of photographs that make it easy to follow along. 
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The eBook includes:
  • Ingredients and equipment needed to make soap
  • Beginner’s formulas, with detailed instructions and suggestions on creating unique formulas
  • Reference charts including: Oils used in soap making and their properties, Essential oils and their properties, Herbs used in soap making and their properties, Herbs to color soap naturally
  • Instructions on making herb-infused oils
  • Coloring soap with micas, ultramarines and oxides
  • Troubleshooting
  • Starting a Soap Business, including how to price your soaps and where to sell them
  • Resources for purchasing ingredients and packaging
  • Glossary
Praise for Essential Soap Making
This book is an excellent base.  It’s ideal for anyone thinking about starting a bath and body business to someone just wanting to explore the more technical aspects of basic soapmaking.  From covering trouble spots in cold process soapmaking to exploring insurance to delving into business basics, it is a comprehensive primer to all things soap, soapmaking and craft business 101.  Buy it, devour it and enjoy making your first few batches of soap.”
– Annie-Marie Faiola, aka “The Soap Queen” and owner of Brambleberry Soap Making Supplies
“Alyssa and Mary have done an extraordinary job of assembling all the critical information you need to start making soap at home.  The indexes and charts make handy “pull-out” references, and the photographs make it easy to follow the instructions and confirm that you are doing everything correctly.  This book has all the information you need, plus it’s written in Alyssa’s and Mary’s easy, breezy style, which also make it fun and enjoyable.”
– Donna Maria Johnson, Founder of Indie Beauty Network
Purchase the book here.  And enjoy!!!!
Mary Humphrey

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