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Paperback Soap: Making It, Enjoying It Book

ISBN: 0911104577

ISBN13: 9780911104578

Soap: Making It, Enjoying It

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How to make beautiful gift soaps at home with instructions for coloring, scenting, molding, and carving. Selection of the "Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service." 140,000 copies in print. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings


Not my favorite.

Great info!

This is a great soap making book. It contains basic information and four recipes. This book helps you assemble the right supplies, and gives advice while making soap. It also has a nice section of possible scenarios that can happen, and how you can correct a bad batch of soap. I would anyone that would like to start the craft of soap making to get this book as a starter. The price is excellent, and it does provide solid information in order for you to make a quality batch of soap and do it safetly.

Great basic reference

I've been making soap for a year now, and this is the first book I bought. Overall, it is a great source. I read it three times before I even tried to make a batch. I would recommend thoroughly reading this book, but do not take all Ann's advise as law. For example: she says that your temperatures must be between 95 and 98 degrees or your batches will fail. Not true! And she says you should not make batches smaller than 6 pounds. Many people make 1 pound batches with no problems. For most people, this is just a hobby and what will they do with 6 pounds of soap, especially when you want to make a few different kinds!

It's easy to see why this is a classic!

This is a wonderful book. Very readable, very inspiring, and also entertaining. She has a really nice style of writing -- folksy and easy to understand. This book has four basic recipes -- three are animal fat based, and one is vegetable oil based. Her instructions are clear and reassuring. I really like her comments on carving the finished soap into bars. And I love the chapter on the history of soapmaking, including 100-year old ads for commercial soaps like Ivory and Cashmere bouquet. This book really makes you appreciate soap and the process of making it.

Excellent guide for the beginning soap maker.

I bought this book in 1973,when the price tag was about $3.00. It's still an excellent value at the present price. This is the ORIGINAL soapmaking book--the only one around at the time--and it's superb for beginners. Ms. Bramson goes through every detail of the soapmaking process. I learned on it; many new soapmakers have also learned on it. It's an excellent buy. It you can buy only one book about soap, buy this one
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