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Making Natural Liquid Soaps: Herbal Shower Gels, Conditioning Shampoos, Moisturizing Hand Soaps, Luxurious Bubble Baths, and more Paperback – April 15, 2000
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Finally, a book on making liquid soaps at home! Let expert soapmaker Catherine Failor introduce you to the luxurious world of all-natural liquid soaps -- the easy way. Using a simple double-boiler technique, you can create inexpensive moisturizing hand soaps, revitalizing shampoos, invigorating shower gels, soothing bubble baths, and much more. And all tailored to your skin type, to your hair's needs, or even to your mood!
Discover how easy it is to master this special hot-process soapmaking technique and explore the art of this rewarding craft. Using simple, pure ingredients, such as cocoa butter, lanolin, and jojoba, you can create liquid soaps that are better for your skin, better for the environment, and just plain better than any you'll find in a store. Learn to blend oils and additives, add color and scent to your creations, and develop one-of-a-kind personal soaps -- all in your own kitchen! Let the soap and your creativity flow!
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Top Customer Reviews
Are we ready for something completely new in soap making? I think so. :)
Catherine Failor's new book is with the times. She has apparently been hard at work in her kitchen coming up with fun new ways to play with soap!
The focus here is making liquid soap, shampoo, dog shampoo, shower gels, and bubble bath. Yep, everything people have been asking me for lately.
This is NOT a cake mix type of book. It is complete instructions from making these items from scratch. One word of warning though, you WILL have to get POTASSIUM hydroxide to use this book. ....................
Ms Failor goes into great detail to explain her hot process method. There are lots of pictures to help! The friendly layout of this book will remind you of a magazine article. A very LONG magazine article, haahaa.
I just finished reading this and I have to tell ya, I have learned a lot about fats and soaps and hot process and liquid soaps, and so much more! There are little charts to help you help yourself in making your own recipes, although there are enough recipes in this book to keep you chained to the stove creating for a long time!
It is obvious that the author has been working with these recipes in her book for quite some time and has discovered the pitfalls before hand and already advised you how to handle them in the trouble shooting section.
There is a healthy section on blending scents, both fragrances and essential oils. And I can't even do my usual complaint about over usage of essential oils, haahaa, she uses the 'by the part' method of blending so it fits everyone's needs.Read more ›
The book has excellent visiual references and equally outstanding suggestions for packaging. While the visual aids are nice, they take up a huge percentage of the book as just filler making this a rather "light" book
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative and good information was listed in the book. I recommend it!Published 2 months ago by Nicky7k
As a non-soap maker of any description, I found this book to be more than adequate to make my own liquid soaps at home. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S
If you want to make liquid soap or gels, this is the book for you. I have used the techniques in this book with some minor adjustments several times now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Burns
I am just at a complete lost how this book could have an average rate of 4 stars!!! I spent TWO hours cleaning up the mess made while trying to make liquid soap using this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JB Pitman
What a waste of money... It's a '80s book and too complicated for the most easy stuff. Not recommended AT ALL! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michelle Torres
A good read if you are thinking about making liquid soap. I discovered it's more complicated than what I want to do at the present time.Published 3 months ago by Patrick
Informative. I thought I was going to get into making liquid soaps. Changed my mind tho.Published 5 months ago by JudieGorman