Author, entrepreneur and Registered Aromatherapist Kayla Fioravanti released her first industry insider book entitled How to Make Melt & Pour Soap Base from Scratch, A Beginner’s Guide to Melt & Pour Soap Base Manufacturing on May 3, 2011. The book, published by Selah Press, is the only one of its kind, written from the perspective of a wife, mother, successful entrepreneur and cosmetic formulator who co-founded a multi-million dollar bath and body business from scratch.
Kayla drew from her experience creating a business from a fifty dollar investment to a multi-million dollar, certified organic, FDA registered company with her husband Dennis. In the book, Kayla shares the long held industry secret recipe for melt & pour soap base and encourage the reader to experiment, play and learn.
Cosmetic insiders agree that How to Make Melt & Pour Soap Base from Scratch, A Beginner’s Guide to Melt & Pour Soap Base Manufacturing is an essential part of any crafter’s research and development library.
“This book…is one the soapmaking industry has long been clamoring for…Kayla Fioravanti, has done her research…and is now sharing her information with the soapmaking world. And we are all the better for it. For anyone who has wondered, “Just how is melt and pour made?” to the experienced soapmaker who wants to control their own ingredients and supply chain, this book has something in it for everyone….If you’re curious about how Melt and Pour soap is made or just want to learn a new craft, this book is for you.” Anne-Marie Faiola, The Soap Queen
“Kayla’s book, “How to Make Melt & Pour Soap Base From Scratch”, bridges a gap in handcrafted soapmaking literature, giving those who tend toward the do-it-yourself philosophy a much-needed guide for making melt & pour soap….Any soapmaker seeking to expand their soapmaking horizons will benefit from not only the technical details contained in the book, but also from Kayla’s insights into her personal journey and her advice.” Marie Gale, Author of Soap & Cosmetic Labeling
“Whether you are just starting out in the cosmetics field, or you are a seasoned veteran who wants to more fully understand the melt & pour soapmaking process, “How to Make Melt & Pour Soap Base From Scratch” delivers everything you need to fully embrace the topic….you’ll benefit from the easy, breezy style Kayla is known for. It’s like she’s standing right next to you every step of the way. This book is destined to be a classic reference in the cosmetic industry for decades to come, and I highly recommend it!” Donna Maria Coles Johnson, Founder & CEO, INDIE Beauty Network
“Kayla has used her 13 years in the cosmetic industry to produce a book that is well written, in terms that a layman could begin manufacturing Melt and Pour soap today. Kayla has provided all aspects required to have or create a successful business in the cosmetic industry. More importantly, Kayla has shown the reader what is required of a manufacturer, and the facts surrounding ingredients, regulations, safety and guidelines.” Lisa M. Rodgers, Co-Founder of Personal Care Truth
“Kayla continually astounds me with her breadth of knowledge and, in particular, her unique gift for distilling what is often very technical scientific information down to its essence, making it accessible for formulator on every level…. This book does not disappoint and is certain to become an invaluable guide the reader will reach for again and again…” Lela Rain Barker, Founder & Creative Director Bella Luccè