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on 8 October 2012
I purchased this book several months ago, and have been trying many of the soap recipes. The book offers a considerable variety of soaps to make from basic ingredients, using the cold process method, including hard and soft soaps. The book is easy to follow with comprehensive instructions, and descriptions of all ingredients.

All but one of the soap recipes worked well, the sea salt soap did not work for me. The recipes are varied and offer an insight into possibilities for making your own soaps.

The book also includes sections on creams and balms. I am about to make some of these, and given the success of the soaps, I am fully confident the recipes for these will work well.

Some of the ingredients e.g. watermelon oil, have proved impossible to source in the UK, at least I haven't found a source. However, I think this book deserves a 5 star rating.

If you are looking for a book to instruct you in how to make soaps I can recommend this one.
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on 14 December 2015
This has become my favourite book as a novice soap maker. It's comprehensive yet clearly explained in an easily understandable way. There are some fantastic Palm free recipes and great advice on everything from different techniques in making, colouring and packaging, understanding different ingrediants and links for reliable stockists. Great book.
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on 24 September 2017
Great ideas and goes into what's needed to go commercial too. Simple recipes - though most use sodium hydroxide, which I don't feel safe to use yet.
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on 22 January 2017
I have an earlier book of hers, used like a bible, so got this one too but yet to have time to read and do more soap making
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on 25 October 2011
This book is so lovely to look at and has good instruction. The soaps look lovely and are made with good ingredients. The lotions etc at the back are also really nice, I can not wait to try them. There are even instructions for making liquid soap. Very good value for the price.
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on 9 August 2012
Much more than just a soap recipe book, it contains detailed yet understandable technical information about making soaps along with ideas and recipes for lotions and creams. The instructions are clear and concise, a list of suppliers is given at the back and there's even a section on setting up your own business. A well thought out source of information for anyone thinking of having a go at making soaps. Excellent.
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on 2 June 2013
ive always wanted to give it ago at making my own soaps. so I was trying to look for a book that had lots of info as well as simple to understand. this is the PERFECT book for first time makers. it tell you everything you need to know.
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on 27 May 2016
fantabulous... brilliant lovely book.. wrapped well and del quickly
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on 22 November 2015
Great book - I have tried face cream making before without success - this is
full of useful information. Made first batch of soap - just waiting for it to harden off !!
Would recommend to anyone - full of useful information and addresses
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on 20 May 2014
This book is very clear, the information is easy to read and the illustrations are helpful and productive. I love the passion of the author.
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