The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners: Do-It-Yourself Soaps Using All-Natural Herbs, Spices, and Essential Oils
Are you an aspiring “soaper” not sure which soap making books to start with? This complete beginner’s guide to cold-processed soap making shows you the basics, so you can get creative with natural, healthy ingredients―and get squeaky clean, too.
I really like this book for the information on natural alternatives to harsher chemicals and for the awesome recipes. I am of African descent with tight, curls. The first soap I ever made was the Goat Milk and Honey Shampoo Bar. I really liked how it cleaned my hair and left it shiny and well defined. My whole family was impressed. I am looking forward to using some of these other recipes.
This book is beautifully created! Absolutely perfect for starters. The layout and organization is well thought out and so much knowledge is shared in a very easy to digest manner. A great balance between both the art and the science behind soap making. I found most helpful were the conversion charts, the natural colorant color swatches, the easy-to-understand use of SAP values, and the immense amount of starter recipes. I truly understand how to craft my own recipe using percentages and SAP values.
This book is one book of a collection and should not be your only source though. I found this author had subjective views on which oils should and shouldn’t be used for “ethical reasons” and which additives shouldn’t be used based on the authors “research”, but please note the author does not share any of this research in the form of footnotes or asterisks or are any of the research listed in the references part of the book.