Author(s): Melinda Coss
This new book by bestselling soapmaking author Melinda Coss focuses on natural ingredients and provides a wonderful range of recipes for bar and liquid soaps as well as creams, lotions and balms. The techniques section covers everything you need to know to create these wonderful soaps at home and all of the equipment needed is fully explained, so even a beginner could start making soap in no time. The recipes include fruit soaps, scrub bars, skin creams and flower waters, and there is even a section on special effects for a really special treat. With such a wide choice of design, colour and scent there's bound to be something here for everyone. Melinda also includes an invaluable section on running a soapmaking business, giving essential advice for anyone looking to profit from their newfound skills.
In just four years Melinda Coss took cold process soapmaking from a hobby in her kitchen to large industrial premises where her team made superb natural soaps and toiletries for well known UK stores, as well as supplying exclusive hotels in the UK and in France. She has also helped set up soap making units in rural Tanzania and in South Africa and has written two internationally published books on soapmaking: The Handmade Soap Book and Gourmet Soaps Made Easy, both published by New Holland. She now runs soapmaking courses in London and France.