The Natural Soap Chef: Making Luxurious Delights from Cucumber Melon and Almond Cookie to Chai Tea and Espresso Forte [NOOK Book]

The Natural Soap Chef: Making Luxurious Delights from Cucumber Melon and Almond Cookie to Chai Tea and Espresso Forte

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Pamper yourself with natural moisturizing lather. Indulge your senses with aromatic fragrances. Beautify your bath with stunning soap that you’ve created. This book shows how to take wonderful ingredients and turn them into amazing soaps like:

• Rosemary Olive Oil Soap
• Lemon Verbena Soap
• Pink Grapefruit Soap
• Chocolate Soufflé Soap
• Chai Tea Soap
• Baby Rose Soap
• Guinness Stout Soap
• Espresso Forte Soap
• Cut Grass Soap
• Head-to-Toe Shampoo Bar
• Cucumber Melon Soap
• Pumpkin Spice Soap

Including easy step-by-step directions and helpful instructive photos, The Natural Soap Chef is chockfull of inventive recipes and techniques that will teach you basic cold process soap making. Make your own luxurious bars and unique soaps right in your own kitchen that will please even the most sensitive skin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612430881
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 163,793
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Heidi Corley Barto is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Unable to find soap that did not irritate her youngest daughter’s skin, Barto started creating her own. This is her first book.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Soap-Making Essentials 13

Chapter 2 My Process, Step by Step 23

Chapter 3 Beginner Recipes 31

Basic Olive Oil Soap 32

Rosemary Olive Oil Soap 34

Basic 4-Oil Soap Bar 36

Almond Cookie Soap 38

Chocolate Soufflé Soap 40

Les Duerr Lilac Soap 42

Miss B's Lemon Verbena Soap 44

Sage & Lemongrass Soap 48

Shaving Soap 50

Stank Dog Soap 52

Chapter 4 Coffee, Tea, & Stout Recipes 55

Espresso Forte Soap 56

Chai Tea Soap 58

Black Tea Soap 60

Peppermint Tea Soap 62

Baby Rose Soap 64

Hippie Soap 66

Guinness® Stout Soap 68

Ocean Rain Soap 70

Chapter 5 Goat's Milk, Coconut Milk, & Purée Recipes 72

Goat's Milk, Oatmeal, & Honey Soap 74

Juiced Bars 76

Just Face It! 78

Piña Colada Soap 80

Cut Grass Soap 82

Head-to-Toe Shampoo Bar 84

Cucumber Melon Soap 86

Cranberry Pomegranate Soap 88

Pumpkin Spice Soap 90

Citrus Soap 92

Carrot & Ginger Soap 94

Bananas Foster Soap 96

Georgia Peach Soap 98

Chapter 6 Recipes to Impress 101

Vanilla Lime Soap Mosaic 102

Apple Butter Soap 105

Leaf Spa Bar 108

Chapter 7 Packaging & Presentation 110

Cigar Band Labels 110

Tea Bags 111

Tissue Paper with Sticky Labels 111


Glossary of Soap-Making Terms 114

Resources 115

Conversions 116

Acknowledgments 117

About the Author 119

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

    This book is wonderful. It is a great addition to a craft librar

    This book is wonderful. It is a great addition to a craft library as well as a wonderful gift. I fell in love with the author's soaps BEFORE the book was even a thought. The book, The Natural Soap Chef, is beautifully done. It is a nice size book. The recipes are clear to understand and the batches not overly huge. While reading the recipes you get a feel of the author's sense of why she choose the ingredients she did.
    The soaps are refreshing, smell wonderful and make you feel good (inside and out) knowing that you are using good natural ingredients on your skin as well as helping with the carbon footprint. My mantra is "If you cannot eat it, should you put it on your skin? Your LARGEST organ?" Heidi re-enforces this thought with her natural, well-thought-out recipes in The Natural Soap Chef. She even includes how to make your own labels! She has done her homework well and the finished products you will want to make again and again, being tempted to eat them but don't, just smell and lather! Be prepared to fall in love over and over as each new soap is made.

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