« Lionel FasTrack O36 Curve Track O Gauge 4-Pack work with MTH, K-Line, MDK, Weaver, and most modern 0/027 trains Solid Wood Brain Teasers – 7 Different Brain Busters » 3 thoughts on “Making Soap From Scratch: How to Make Handmade Soap – A Beginners Guide and Beyond” 70 of 70 people found the following review helpful Making Soap from Scratch, October 1, 2012 By James – This review is from: Making Soap From Scratch: How to Make Handmade Soap – A Beginners Guide and Beyond (Paperback) Making Soap from Scratch is a great book for the DIY soap maker. Every detail in the process of soap making is covered without being overwhelming. Small batch and bulk soap making are both thoroughly covered. I was very impressed with the chapter detailing the actual recipes. The recipes cover everything from the super luxurious to the more economical. Resources and suppliers are also listed to make gathering all the ingredients very easy. This book will be an invaluable reference tool in my personal soap making practice. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 61 of 63 people found the following review helpful Good Beginners Guide…Lean With Not Much Filler, December 24, 2012 By John Thomas… “New England…USA” (New England…..USA) – This review is from: Making Soap From Scratch: How to Make Handmade Soap – A Beginners Guide and Beyond (Paperback) This is one of a couple of books that I have picked up recently on soap making. I’m new to the hobby for sure, though its something that I have always wanted to do. I finally decided to go for it since I still shave with a mug and brush, and have used shaving soap for years that I buy on Ebay that others have whipped up themselves. I thought it was about time I took a shot at it, and have since found it a very fun and satisfying hobby. (And the house always smells so nice). Plus, I get to make the soaps as sudsy and as fragrant as I want, in any scent I want. This book “Making Soap” reminds me in some ways of the old cliff notes the way it is so straightforward and lean in its presentation. Just the facts ma’am is a good way to describe the way this book roles along in explaining the basics, the materials needed, lots of recipes and helpful tips, all without any chapter that speaks of the authors story of getting into soap making, or the history of it. If you would like a book that contains a lot of history and personal glimpses on the subject, this book is not for you. Instead it reads very easily, and is clear and precise in making it as simple as possible for the true beginner. I really like this book and feel it is all anyone should ever need that is thinking of getting into the soap making game, and is just interested in keeping it real… : ) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 50 of 52 people found the following review helpful Ok for basic soap making…, March 24, 2013 By Massey Tracy – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Making Soap From Scratch: How to Make Handmade Soap – A Beginners Guide and Beyond (Paperback) I am a novice soap maker. I bought this book in hopes of learning different recipes and methods for Cold Process soap making. Although the author shares lots of information in a friendly manner, the unfortunate editing of the book itself made for the lower rating from me. It’s like they ran it through a word processor and used auto spell correct without paying attention to the outcome (intended words swapped out for incorrect words..), which made for a choppy read but when this is done in an actual recipe, it’s impossible to follow that recipe. I was hoping to find more recipes using different oils and butters. This author uses a “Master Batch” that uses Crisco. Most of the recipes start with this same batch then adds different combinations of essential oils. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (11) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.