Book Review Pure Soapmaking by Anne-Marie Faiola
Crafts , Hobbies , Soap , Storey Publishing , Uncategorized / February 8, 2016

Book Review Pure Soapmaking by Anne-Marie Faiola Review by Dawn Thomas 240 Pages Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC Crafts and Hobbies I was very happy to review this book since I am making soap again. Recently, I read Anne Marie‚Äôs first book, Soapcrafting, and her Soap Queen Blog for Bramble Berry Soap Making Supplies Inc. Soapmaking can be a rewarding hobby as long as you take the proper precautions. The book begins with an introduction to handmade soap. The author recommends reading the science of soapmaking before attempting the soapmaking process and I second her opinion. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and it is best to be diligent to prevent them. She also explains the environmental impact palm oil has on the orangutan population. In the first chapter, the author explains the soapmaking process. She begins with the science behind soapmaking and includes some common terminology. Anne Marie also includes a page on emergency response actions. When working with lye, you should take every precaution for safety. The next chapter is devoted to selecting the proper tools and equipment. There is a list of necessary tools and recommendations along with optional tools. She explains the different types…