I haven't read the book, but I did read the Amazon reviews. It sounds like AMF may use some materials that not all would consider natural, as the title suggests. For example, a couple of reviewers mention that she uses iron oxides and TD for colorants, which don't exactly fall into the "all natural" category. I guess I thought the book would be more about using natural-natural colorants (turmeric, cocoa powder, woad, spinach powder, alkanet, indigo, etc.).Read the Amazon reviews before you buy it.
Before I even started soaping, I read so much about soapmaking I started to get crosseyed. The thing I really noticed coming up all the time during my research, was the advice not to use pyrex glass when diluting lye. At all.You can read quite a bit of the beginning of it on Amazon (which is what Im doing now). She is recommending Pyrex for the lye mixing and soap batter?!?!
Sounds good enough to me. For that pie plate to have over 100 reviews and be close enough to 5 stars is amazing.I'm with Susie- I'll stick to the forums. :mrgreen:
Gent- the Pyrex sold over in Europe is different from the Pyrex sold in the USA. I believe you guys still use borosilicate in yours. Sadly, we do not. Ours is not as strong as it used to be, as evidenced by a good handful of soapers who have reported their Pyrex pitchers going kablooie on them.
As an aside, I found new company in the USA making 100% borosilicate bakeware. They only offer a 9.5" pie plate and 9 x 13 rectangular baking dish at this time, though, bit still, this is great news to me...... Borolux
I have it on order from B&N, but I won't be picking it up until Tuesday. I have her other soap making book, Soap Crafting, which isn't my favorite, but it did get me started. I have other natural soap making books too, so I'm looking forward to seeing this one and the recipes it may have....called Pure Soap Making. Has anybody read it? Is it worth buying? I love soaping books but I have so many already!
What you wrote made me laugh: first, because the book will not be available in the UK (where I live) until mid-February and also because of the state of public libraries in this country. Because of government cuts, the few that have remained opened have hardly any books in them. Our alternative is to get it from Amazon, have a look at it and then return it if we don't like it.Get it from the library first and see if it's worth buying.