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The Complete Guide To Natural Soap Making by Amanda Gail Aaron

51RXC2e9KDL._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_If you’ve been considering making homemade soap, The Complete Guide to Natural Soapmaking is the only book you’ll need. This is an amazingly comprehensive guide to soap making. I wish I’d have had this book in my mitts years ago when soap making was something I did for money!

Whatever type of soap you want to make, from the easiest ways to the most difficult, they’re all in this book. Instructions on cold and hot-process soaps, hand-milled soaps, melt-and-pour soups, and even liquid soaps can be found within these pages.

Not only do you learn the processes, but you also get a massive collection of specific soap recipes so that you know exactly what you need in order to make some delightful soaps that are good for your skin, smell great, and help you get clean.

There are skin softening soaps, super-cleansing soaps, and even soaps that look like they’re made to eat (but don’t eat them).

This is not just a guide for beginner’s (though it is the perfect tome for anyone just getting started), there are plenty of tips and recipes worthwhile to people that have been making soap for years.

I received this book for free from the publisher for this unbiased review.

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The Art Of Hand Lettering For Beginners by Joanna Munoz

51wWqkdkB2L._SX384_BO1,204,203,200_DIY everything is in these days, and lettering your own signs, cards, and other things is a must if you want to be a creative genius. I LOVE art and crafting, but even I could use some hand lettering practice, which is why I requested this particular book to review.

I was worried that The Art Of Hand Lettering For Beginners would be difficult to follow (yes, it says it’s for beginners, but I’ve had drawing books for beginners that were difficult to understand). Luckily, it’s an easy book to learn from.

One of the things I really liked about this book is that it has lined pages for you to practice on. Of course, I invested in a lined dry erase board for lettering to practice on.

The second amazing thing about this book is that it covers more than one font style. You will learn various fonts, from basic to super-fancy. It also includes step-by-step instructions for some specific projects, including embroidered gift bags, coasters, and chalkboard sign lettering.

On top of all of that awesomeness, it also offers you some information on how to create your own personalized font!

This is a must-have book for all crafty folks out there.


I received this book for free from the publisher, and I love it!