Most helpful positive review
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2013
The book keeps it great. It starts off with what a shampoo bar is, why it is good and what makes it different from regular soap. Then the author goes into all the different possible ingredients and explains which one is good for what and why the ingredients are used. This section is very helpful, when the reader tries to create their own recipes.
My only criticism is that the book only uses cold process to make the soap. I would want to know, why hot process is not used. Is it a bad option for shampoo bars, or did the author just focus on cold process for the ease of the reader?
The recipes provided are good and useful. It is a good selection for beginners to see what is possible and work their way up, and for advanced soap makers to still be challenged.
My favorite part of the book was when the author explained the effects of certain oils on the curing time. The author also has a great take on essential oils and their usage.
This book has no recipes for palm oil.
Overall this book is a keeper.