Anne-Marie Faiola is the owner of Bramble Berry, a company that sells soapmaking supplies in Bellingham, Washington, and online at www.brambleberry.com. As The Soap Queen, she has a dedicated YouTube page offering how-to videos.
"Twenty years ago, Faiola made her first batch of soap. What
began as a hobby turned into a successful business selling both
handmade soap and soapmaking supplies. In her first book, Faiola
provides a comprehensive guide to producing cold-process soap.
After a brief overview of the chemistry of soapmaking, she dives
into supplies and safety and provides a basic recipe for crafters
who can't wait to get started. Once novices have a few batches of
soap under their belts, they can try one of the 30 variations
described. Each recipe includes step-by-step directions and
photographs. Further information, including videos of the
soapmaking process, is available at the author's
website.VERDICTFaiola's enthusiasm for her subject is apparent, and
with her guidance, beginners will easily take to this craft."
--Library Journal"If you love soapmaking, you'll love this book. If you don't love soapmaking, get this book and you soon will!"
--Ruth Esteves, Owner and Chief Soapmaker, Sirona Springs Handmade Soap