Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Natural Soap Chef *Giveaway*

The Natural Soap Chef by Heidi Corley Barto

About The Book:
Transform your skin with homemade soaps. 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 •Pink Grapefruit Soap •Lemon Verbena Soap •Chocolate SoufflĂ© 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 chock-full 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.

My Thoughts:
I have always wanted to try to make my own soap. But it always seemed so darn complicated. With this book, you can learn that it is not that hard, and it is actually fun to make your own soap! The step-by-step directions, and photos, really help! I love this book. I know what this year's Christmas presents are to everyone! Hee hee. My only wish for this book is that there were more recipes! Book Two maybe?

About The Author:
Heidi Corley Barto is a self-taught soapmaker and graduate of The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Unable to find soap that did not irritate her youngest daughter's skin, she started creating her own; Penelope B. Soap was born. When not making soap, she is the Assistant to the Director at her local library where she helps the public find books to read, helps the tech un-savvy navigate the web, sees books on awesome hobbies she wants to try and basically troubleshoots all day long. She lives in Wingdale, NY with her husband Rick, daughters Gillian and Paige, and their goofy Vizsla, Penelope.

I recieved a complimentary review copy of this book from Ulysses Press. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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