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OnePlus

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I recently purchased Soap Makers Workshop by "dr. bob". It was pretty much terrible. His process and finished product look pretty amateurish.

Does anyone has a good recommendation for a soap making book?
 

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I have a book called The Soapmaker's Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch and it has a lot of good information. Although I've never read any books by Anne Watson, I have heard very positive things about her books on soapmaking.
 

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I own smart soap making by anne watson. Its a good basic book. But VERY basic. I would be interested in something that explores the intricacies of soapmaking. If I just want to learn a basic process I have the youtube.
 

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Hmm, I think I would suggest the internet over a book. There are lots of great sites that you can get lots of good, free information from.
 

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Along with the books mentioned, there is a new book called, "The Complete Idoit's Guide to Making Natural Soaps" by Sally Trew with Zonella Gould that I like. It covers CP, HP, Melt & Pour, Goat Milk soap, colorants, EOs & FOs, and a chapter on how to use Soapcalc.net. It includes several basic soap formulas (with Palm oil as the main oil). But the primary source of soapmaking information is found on these forums where soapmakers share their experiences. And making soap yourself is a great way to learn.
 

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I too have "The Soapmaker's Companion" along with many others but I got but I used this one the most. I really got most of my information off the internet. Swift Crafty Monkey has a terrific blog spot full of TONS of information. Not only soap but bath products too. Just google that name and her site will come up.
Also too suppliers usually have great information and formulas on their web sites!
Good Luck
 

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The best book I have yet read is in German.. Its by Claudia Kasper. I just got a book from Zonella called soap and other obsessions. It was good. Had a great guide on using soap calc...
 

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I learned most of my soapmaking on the computer, there is a lot of info on here!
 

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Anne Watson's Smart Soapmaking and Milk soapmaking. Best books I've found so far.
 

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I watched u tube for months then bought ( Everything soap making ) .. I agree you can find alot of info on soap making on net .. and ppl here are VERY helpful !
 
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