Best CP Soap Books?

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  1. Dec 31, 2019 #21

    Doris Ann

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    I know I’m late to answering this question, but I wanted to add my opinion. I really found Jan Berry’s book, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, to be the most helpful. I just loved it and bought my own copy after using the library’s copy. If you are interested in natural cola rants, she has a great section showing how various natural colorants look in soap when added to the oils or added to the lye solution. It also shows differences in color when using various amounts and differences in color over time. The pictures in the book were very helpful regarding how to make the soap and how to achieve various color effects in the soap, such as “tiger stripe,” “pencil lines,” and “in-the-pot swirls.”
     
  2. Dec 31, 2019 #22

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    No worries. I think this is an "open" thread that anyone can contribute to at any time. Thanks for adding Jan Berry's book. I use natural colorants. I'm going to check the library to see if they have it.
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    @lucycat — So adding oils at the end as a superfat doesn’t help determine what oils are left not saponified? Is this true for only cold process, or for hot process also?
     
  4. Jan 18, 2020 #24

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    Sad but true - tutorials and video guides are more useful these days. Still, I wanted to ask you - have you read Candlemakers Companion by Betty Oppenheimer?
     
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  7. Feb 16, 2020 at 7:58 PM #27

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    This is one of the first books I bought and I agree it’s a good one and yes she has a whole section with pictures describing natural colorants.
     

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