Friday, December 6, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Soap Making Made Easy

When I think about soap making I start thinking about the movie Fight Club. To tell you the truth it scares me. I don't want to accidentally get a lye burn or worse cause an explosion. But after reading over the book "Soap Making Made Easy", I thought: "I could do this."

I spent several years making candles, and while I did let a pot of wax go too long and catch fire, the instructions inside these books makes it so easy even I can avoid another DIY disaster.

If you're a visual learner I would suggest starting with "Soap Making Made Easy". If you're more of the bottom line learner start with "Soap Making Made Easy: Quick Guide" and if you're a seasoned pro anyone who wants to make soap, check out the amazing "Soap Recipes" such as: Bath Bombs, Shea Butter Soap, Good Morning Soap, Camper's Bug repellant soap, even Bubble Gum Soap!! There's even a recipe for Crock Pot Shampoo bars... What busy momma could say no to that?!

I always wondered why in the world I would want to spend time making my own soap when I could just grab some from the store. Michelle makes so many great points about the benefits of homemade soap, that I'm now asking my self "Why in the world wasn't I doing this before?"

"Glycerin is a by-product of the soap-making process typically favored by commercial soap-makers, known as the full-boiled method; the glycerin is typically removed after the process is completed, and sold as a valuable humectant, or moisturizer. When the glycerin is removed, in commercial soaps, the result is a pure detergent, which can be drying or irritating to the skin. With the glycerin still in the soap, it stays naturally moisturizing, and is also less likely to crack and fall apart than commercial soaps. Also, for those who make their own soaps, processes like superfatting, or adding certain skin-friendly ingredients, can yield a result that is not as harsh as commercial soaps, for sensitive or chronically dry skin." - From "Soap Making Made Easy, Second Edition" By Michelle Gaboya Section "The Differences Between Hand-Made and Commercial Soap"

Thinking about trying your hand at soap making? Want to see some of these amazing and useful recipes? Michelle is offering one lucky ATFS reader a free copy of all three of her books. Want to get started now? Check out her site for more information on how you can buy the eBooks today:

Enter this week's contest below for your chance to win a Soap Making eBook Collection. Contest ends next Thursday.

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