Customer Reviews for

Soap Making Like A Pro: The Complete Guide with Recipes on How to Make Colorful & Fragrant Soap at Home for Fun & Profit

Average Rating 4.5
( 9 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(6)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted January 21, 2013

    I've wanted to make handmade soaps for a couple of years now bot

    I've wanted to make handmade soaps for a couple of years now both for personal use and also to supplement the natural product lines of my craft fair booth. However, the entire process was just so intimidating that I never took the time to figure it out. This book explains all about making soap including the chemistry, history, different soap-making processes and many recipes. The recipes consist of everything from basic bar soap to laundry detergent to dog shampoo. The author includes an extensive guide on different herb, spice and floral additives that you can put into your handmade soaps for scent and naturopathic purposes. She also devotes an entire chapter to Starting a Soap Making Business with information on obtaining a business license, insurance and where to sell your handmade soap items. After reading this book, I feel more confident in my ability to make homemade soaps using natural ingredients. I'm motivated to start my first batch today!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 17, 2012

    I was afraid this book was going to be a little too technical fo

    I was afraid this book was going to be a little too technical for me as I don't understand much about chemicals and science and all that but thankfully (for me) the technical explanation was short-lived and soon moved on to the how-to of soap making. Once I realized the technical part was short, I reread it again to see if I could understand the chemicals and it was really quite simple. I also enjoyed reading how they made it back in the old days and a short history of soap - definitely made me grateful to have the fun and easy process this book explains instead of having to do it the old way. I loved the recipes especially - very easy to follow and I can't wait to make my first batch of soap...with so many possibilities to choose from, I think I shall start with Mango Soap!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    The title of this book caught my eye, and I have to say, it's an

    The title of this book caught my eye, and I have to say, it's an amazing read. In addition to clearly explaining how the soap making process works and including some nice recipes, it also goes into some detail as to the chemistry and science behind soap. Great for anyone who is interested in making their own soap!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    I am an enthusiastic soap maker, but since I only recently start

    I am an enthusiastic soap maker, but since I only recently started dabbling in the hobby, I don’t know a lot about it. I am having so much fun with it already, but I really needed to know more so I went searching for information and ran across this book. Has it ever fueled my excitement! So much to learn, but the idea of making soaps to sell was intriguing so I flipped to that chapter first and was not disappointment…it has everything I might possibly need to know from the business side of things and then the rest of the book has everything for the practical part – not to mention the history of it. Who knew it has been a life art for so long?! Really looking forward to using all the directions, tips, and tricks I learned!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Great Book useful information!!!

    Have made recipes from this book and very happy with my soap. Easy to understand and follow directions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 23, 2013

    This book is incredibly well put together and covers a lot of gr

    This book is incredibly well put together and covers a lot of ground without feeling overwhelming. There are so many different recipes already included in the book that you are well set to start making and selling your homemade soaps. In addition to the countless recipes this book provides there is a bit of history on how soaping making came to be that I found very interesting. What is particularly helpful though in this book is the advice it gives on turning your passion and love for soap making into a business where you can actually make a profit. All in all a wonderful guide to the art and profit of soap making.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Great Soap Making Instruction Book

    I am a beginner at soap making and I found the right book to start with. This book gives plenty of recipes of all kinds, has easy to follow instructions and good advise as well as background information. Great way to start!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    great recipes but not as detailed as I was hoping for, for examp

    great recipes but not as detailed as I was hoping for, for example in preface to some of the recipes she states some recipes might not have a long shelf life, and for the one recipe given, she doesn't state why the shelf life is short, or why it needs refrigerating

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1