Book Reviews of The Complete Soapmaker: Tips, Techniques Recipes For Luxurious Handmade Soaps

The Complete Soapmaker: Tips, Techniques  Recipes For Luxurious Handmade Soaps
The Complete Soapmaker Tips Techniques Recipes For Luxurious Handmade Soaps
Author: Norma Coney
ISBN-13: 9780806948690
ISBN-10: 0806948698
Publication Date: 6/30/1997
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
One of the best all-around soap-making books. A great book for beginning soap makers as it has a lot of basic information in it. I think that all of the milled soap recipes can also be used with melt-and-pour soap base in case you want to experiment with the recipes without actually making your own soap from scratch.
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Helpful Score: 3
Hard for me to part with. The recipes are great and EASY, not to mention fun.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was the first book that I bought on soaping and I love it.
It has specific recipes for making soap from oil and lye. The method used in this book for "fancy" soaps is rebatching. Rebatching is where you melt the soap base that you made and then add the additives like scents, spices, oatmeal, etc.

It is a good introduction for the beginner.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the best soapmaking books I've seen yet! The instructions are clear,thorough, and easy to follow. Love this book, my nephew and I have been pouring through the different soap recipes and trying them out! This book is staying with me for a while!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I never got to use this book. I received it as a gift over five years ago and then got pregnant and didn't want to risk using the lye called for. It is a beautiful book with great recipes and instructions....
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The author used terribly complicated soapmaking techniques. It's almost enough to make a beginner very discouraged, when soapmaking should be an enjoyable hobby.
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Some interesting recipes and ideas. But, make sure to run ALL of these recipes through a SAP calculator, please.
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great resource.
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Excellent beginners guide for making soaps using oils, lye, water and other additives. Chapters include: equipment and supplies, ingredients, working carefully, rendering tallow, hand-milled soaps and recipes, specialty soaps, troubleshooting and adjustments, and decorating, storing, wrapping & displaying. Lots of recipes using special additives such as kiwi, bran, goatsmilk, avocado, lettuce, strawberries and many more.
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Well written book. Every step is easy to understand and takes away the fear of soap making. Many beautifull photos and tips to cut costs included.
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Clear, straight forward instructions. Plenty of different soaps described. Good troubleshooting section. Not overly fancy, just useful.

Richard
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There are many parts of this book that are not clear. Most of the recipes are for re-milled soap - so it's a two-step and labor intensive process.

Not for the beginner, unfortunately.
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Good pictures and instructions, but nearly all recipes include the use of tallow (which is rendered from animal fat). If I had known this, I wouldn't have requested this book.
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This is a wonderful book for saopmakers.
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How to make soap at home with lye - great book if you've got the space and time!