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Posted April 20, 2013
What I love most about this book is how detailed it is. Even a complete soap newbie, like me, will have no problem following her thorough instructions. Lisa’s passion for soap crafting is evident throughout the book. After finishing it, I am so excited to give soap crafting a try. I especially want to try her recipe for Rosemary Lavender Shampoo Bars since I have dried rosemary from last year’s garden.
Lisa features a wide variety of recipes in her book – 40 in all! Browsing the great selection, I was intrigued by recipes like Lentil Bliss Shampoo Bar, Key Lime Pie Soap (bet that smells amazing!), and Fruit of the Vine Wine Soap. They definitely feature some ingredients you probably wouldn’t expect to find in soap! There are also some fun molded soaps that kids would enjoy, like soapsicles. I know my kids would love those! If you want to see a sample recipe be sure to check out this tutorial for making Berry Blue Christmas Soap.
Because these recipes all use a melt and pour soap base, they are quick to make. Most of them can be completed in less than an hour. That is especially good news for the busy mom who has to fit her crafting in between cooking and caring for her kids.
Although I am mainly interested in making soaps for gift giving, Lisa also included a great section on starting your own handcrafted soap business. It is so hard for today’s family to survive on one income. Many of us stay at home moms are looking for ways to earn money from home while still being available for our families. So I found this section to be extremely helpful.
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Posted December 21, 2013
When I began reading this book, I was completely unfamiliar with soap making in general. I had thought about doing it before, but there was little motivation or interest. I almost reluctantly accepted this review thinking I may not enjoy it. I figured I would be reading a technical book with little application.
All I can say is--wow, was I ever wrong! This is one of the most practical craft books I have ever had the pleasure to read. This author knows her topic, and she does not hold back on her secrets and methods. I do not think there is a topic in melt and pour soap making that she does not cover. In fact, I can say that I am interested in doing this with my daughter this summer as a result of reading this book.
I loved the fact that she covered absolutely everything possible (maybe she left some things out, but if she did, it wasn't much)that you could mix into the soap. She explained the benefits and pitfalls of each of these items. She pointed out mistakes to avoid. And her recipes and pictures were phenomenal. Adding wine to soap? I have never heard of that, and she was the one to have great success with this.
So if you have interest in melt and pour soap making (or even if you do not), be sure to check out this book. Anyone can make soaps, and she will tell you how to do it!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Posted April 22, 2013
The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting EBook Review I love crafting and trying new things. I have been wanting to learn to make my own soap and I have never knew their where so many different types of soaps you can make. Not only are their different types but their are different ways to make soap! If you are looking into getting into soap making this is a must read. It's great book with tons of information. She even tells you about mistakes you don't want to make!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 7, 2011
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Posted December 22, 2011
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