Fun and Easy Soap Making

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I know, I know. Another post that might wanna make you go buy something. I’m sorry!

These days I carefully choose the craft books I buy due to this wee problem where I already have too many books and not enough time. But I had a gift certificate to use and of course I headed straight to the craft section to indulge myself.

The book I ended up buying was Sassy Soaps : 35 Projects to Get You in a Lather by Faith Sugarman (Craftster member Faith!). All of the projects in the book involve melt & pour soap. If you haven’t tried melt & pour soap, it’s so quick and easy!

I’ve actually been around the block and back when it comes to melt & pour soap and yet I still wanted to buy this book. So why did I buy it?

Well, first of all there are so many cute ideas I never would have thought of like sushi soap, wedding cake soap, snow globe soap, and so on.

Second, I’ve always been a bit unsure about what kinds of things you can add to the soap besides fragrance and coloring. Faith does a great job listing things you can add like buttermilk powder and apricot meal. She tells you how to add these things properly, and what not to add to soap, etc.

Third, she gives all kinds of great ideas for wrapping your soaps if you want to give them away as gifts or sell them at a craft fair.

But the icing on the cake for me, actually, is that she tells you how to make a homemade latex mold out of any 3-D object. After you learn to do this, the possibilities for soap shapes are endless.

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  1. The Meow Wont Purr says:

    The possibilities are endless?! I need this book!
    Not to mention the author has one of the coolest names I’ve ever heard….

  2. Faith says:

    OMG. I have to have that books. Sounds wonderful!

  3. christine says:

    You know what I love about this book? The author has the most kickingest blog ever! I’ve been reading her blog since 1997 and it has never failed to keep me entertained!

  4. amamda says:

    all i need to now is how to make stuff e-mail me with some ideas

  5. Jenn says:

    That sounds like a fun book. I think I will be buying it for my sister for her birthday – she has a soap fetish. Thanks Leah! Although I must add that seeing as this book is written by a craftster member, it doesn’t surprise me that it would be such a hit! 🙂

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  18. Dan says:

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  19. Todd says:

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  20. Hi. Thanks for a great site. Sassy soaps looks very interesting!

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  22. Sharon says:

    I love that book, so many new ideas I had not thought of. Although it can be hard to find the ingredients. I’ve had some luck at the prices are good and I was able to make most of the recipes using their ingredients.

  23. Amazing book. Even a few years later – still love it!