Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Natural Soap Chef Book Review #Soap #SoapChef

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There are so many chemical based products on the market.  Have you ever thought about making your own natural soap before?  By making your own soap you'll know exactly what's in it and you'll be safe from all those nasty chemicals. Did you know that most soaps and shampoos have Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in it?  SLS is a chemical lathering agent that has come under scrutiny for safety and potential toxicity issues, so why would anybody want to use it?


The Natural Soap Chef

For this review, I received a copy of The Natural Soap Chef!  I have always loved the idea of making soap, so I was thrilled to review this book.  I already make my own detergent, dish soap and hand soap, so making homemade bar soap was the next step.  I have been reading product labels on everything I buy to make sure it's not full of toxic chemicals.  Toxic chemicals are extremely unsafe and can do a lot of harm to your body!  The best way to protect yourself from those nasty chemicals is to make your own products.

Heidi Corley Barto is the author of this awesome book!  Heidi's youngest daughter's skin got very irritated from every soap that Heidi bought, so she decided to make her own soap.  Her family were the guinea pigs for each soap she created, so she became an expert on what works and what doesn't.

In this book, Heidi will lead you step-by-step through the DIY soap process.  She will show you how to create wonderful aromatic ingredients into beautiful, soothing soaps in your own kitchen.  Using the cold process soap-making method.  The book is packed with easy-to-follow instructions and photos!

Take a look at the chapters below and see what's in each one.  I see quite a few soaps that I would like to make, especially, the Pumpkin Spice.

In chapter one, you will learn all about what ingredients and equipment you'll need.  Heidi talks about using Lye safely, by using rubber gloves and by wearing chemical goggles.  You'll learn what type of ingredients you'll need and what type of equipment works best for soap making.

Chapter two talks about how to measure, heat and mix all your ingredients.  The rest of the book is all the awesome recipes.  So, many of them sound so AWESOME!  I can't wait to make every one of them!  I highly recommend The Natural Soap Chef!



Chapter 1:  Soap-Making Essentials

Chapter 2:  My process, Step by Step

Chapter 3:  Beginner Recipes

  • Basic Olive Oil Soap

  • Rosemary Olive Oil Soap

  • Basic 4-Oil Soap Bar

  • Almond Cookie Soap

  • Chocolate Soufflè

  • Les Duerr Lilac Soap

  • Miss B's  Lemon Verbena Soap

  • Sage & Lemongrass Soap

  • Shaving Soap

  • Stank Dog Soap

Chapter 4:  Coffee, Tea, & Stout Recipes

  • Espresso Forte Soap

  • Chai Tea Soap

  • Black Tea Soap

  • Peppermint Tea Soap

  • Hippie Soap

  • Guinness Stout Soap

  • Ocean Rain Soap

Chapter 5:  Goat's Milk, Coconut Milk, & Purèe Recipes

  • Goat's Milk, Oatmeal, & Honey Soap

  • Juiced Bars

  • Just Face It!

  • Piña Colada Soap

  • Cut Grass Soap

  • Head-to-Toe Shampoo Bar

  • Cucumber Melon Soap

  • Cranberry Pomegranate Soap

  • Pumpkin Spice Soap

  • Citrus Soap

  • Carrot & Ginger  Soap

  • Bananas Foster Soap

  • Georgia Peach Soap

Chapter6:  Recipes to Impress

  • Vanilla Lime Soap Mosaic

  • Apple Butter Soap

  • Leaf Spa Bar

Chapter 7:  Packaging & Presentation

  • Cigar Band Labels

  • Tea Bags

  • Tissue Paper with Sticky Labels


  • Glossary of Soap-Making Terms

  • Resources

  • Conversions

  • Acknowledgments

  • About the Author





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