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The title begs the question, If soap, like the famed 99.44
percent pure Ivory, isn't natural, then what is? Ittner clarifies the
answer in her introductory chapter, explaining that she intended to
"avoid all animal and petroleum-based products, syntheticcolorants and
fragrances." That said, the rest is amazingly easy. Take run-of-the-mill
kitchen equipment such as measuring spoons and double boilers, mix,
then heat in the stove or microwave; add other techniques, from
embedding objects to layering and swirling; and it's soap. She spends
many pages detailing the natural materials, colorants, additives, and
scents for a good foundation; the next four chapters are devoted to 45
recipes, each with color photographs, lists of materials and tools, and
easy-to-follow numbered instructions. Choose among the different soap
properties (soft, smooth, exfoliation, cleanse, and luxurious).
--Booklist

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Reviews for Soapmaking the Natural Way: 45 Melt-and-Pour Recipes Using Herbs, Flowers & Essential Oils:

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Oct 18, 2018

Although I appreciate each recipe only taking up about a page, some steps are a little confusing and some non traditional molds are used.
5

Jun 13, 2011

I am not certain you ever finish reading this type of book. I do not have any rational reason as to why I decided to learn to make soap. That's just the way it is in the life of a crazy woman. LOL! I did find that selling it is a bit complex. But I also learned that you need 6 months to a year to experiment with recipes and learn when a soap goes rancid. Actually I did not learn those facts from the book. I only got inspired about types of soaps to make. I also learned fm my husband that I need I am not certain you ever finish reading this type of book. I do not have any rational reason as to why I decided to learn to make soap. That's just the way it is in the life of a crazy woman. LOL! I did find that selling it is a bit complex. But I also learned that you need 6 months to a year to experiment with recipes and learn when a soap goes rancid. Actually I did not learn those facts from the book. I only got inspired about types of soaps to make. I also learned fm my husband that I need liability insurance in case someone or their kid gets sick from eating my soaps...if I am selling it. Anyway the book itself is a lovely intro to the world of soap making. I will let you know when the first batch is ready for trial. ...more
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Aug 19, 2018

It’s a lot like reading a cookbook. I found the first chapter to explain very clearly the materials and tools I would need and why. The last two chapters had creative ideas for making decorative soaps and packaging them. Great introduction for the first time soap maker
5

Jul 19, 2012

Probably my favorite book about melt & pour soap making! The photography is fantastic and the ideas shared in this book have really put me on my path in regards to soap making. I have recommended it to anyone who will listen to me, and I still refer to it when I have questions. Love it!
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Sep 27, 2017

It's a great melt-and-pour book, but I'm not sure that melt-and-pour is necessarily "natural". Still, a great book full of ideas and recipes.
5

Feb 23, 2017

Good beginners book for melt & pour soap with easy recipes.
4

Nov 22, 2015

Lots of inspiring ideas and photographs for easy melt and pour soap making. They range from the very simple to the more involved, and lots of info is provided to equip you for creating your own recipes. I liked this one so much that I think I'll buy my own copy after returning this one to the library!
5

Jul 10, 2012

Loved this book! Great pictures and full of ideas and techniques. I will be buying this book and making lots of homemade soap soon.
4

Oct 11, 2011

I really liked a lot of the ideas and soap recipes in this book. I added it to my wishlist, because I'd really like to have a copy of my own to use the recipes for homemade Christmas gifts!
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Jan 30, 2016

Throwing some dried herbs into a melt-and-pour mix doesn't make your soap natural. Neither does using synthetic fragrance oils. Nice pictures, though.
4

Apr 05, 2011

found this book at the library, thought it could be interesting. It was very interesting. Learn something new. However there was only one recipe that i would be willing to try. simple lavender. :)
5

Jan 08, 2011

This book is awesome. I've already added it to my Amazon wishlist. I want to make soap!
4

Feb 17, 2011

Tried a few of these. Way more fun than I thought it would be. And I discovered that I'm not averse to using bar soaps like I thought I was.
1

Aug 25, 2013

If you want to spend a lot of money to make soap--this is the book for you.

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