Handmade soap is inexpensive, soft on skin, and makes a great gift for anyone. Readers will learn the basic four-oil soap recipe, which can then be enhanced with additives such as oatmeal, fragrance oils, colored swirls, two-tone nuggets, and moisturizing butters. Charts on saponification, base oils, and luxury oils make creating unique soap recipes easy.
Elizabeth Letcavage is the editor/author of Basic Soap Making, Natural Soap Making, and Basic Leathercrafting. She gardens, crafts, and writes in central Pennsylvania. Patsy Buck is a soap maker who operates Handmade Soap by Patsy in Pennsylvania.