Lately, it has come to my attention that my opinion on the recipes of “A Soap Recipe Book of Light and Shadow” (now in Vol 1 and Vol 2) might be helpful. I didn’t offer my opinions in the book because I want you to choose what you were most attracted to, what ingredients were most accessible in your area and those that would suit you without being influenced by me.
Once you understand fully the terms of saponification and curing, you can see how any soap recipe can be made into soap dough. With that said, there is an ideal balance between soft and hard oil and butters that make for a wonderful soap dough.
After making thousands pounds of soap dough a new awareness has bubbled to the surface.
#1. The first recipe in “A Soap Recipe Book of Light and Shadow” Vol 1 is a very basic recipe. The castor oil can be exchanged for soybean oil with success. I believe there must always be basic recipes, one that is reduced to the most essential elements, before we build on that core.
This recipe in A Soap Recipe Book of Light and Shadow Vol 1. is also offered in the book, “An Enchanted Book of Soap Potions and Peculiar Ideas”. In “An Enchanted Book of Soap Potions and Peculiar Ideas” are the elements of inspiration I found helpful, soap history that will add to your education and a fuller understanding of soap over-all. I wanted to consolidate all the information I found useful into one place. Each book I offer has soap bar / soap dough recipes included.
#2. My second favorite recipe is #12 in “A Soap Recipe Book of Light and Shadow” Vol 2. Although this soap dough recipe has touches of Apricot Kernel Oil and Sweet Almond Oil and is more complex, yet produces wonderful vegetable based results.
#3. My third and all time favorite recipe is #3 of Vol 1. This recipe has my two favorite ingredients, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter and I adore this recipe. It provides a perfect bar and even more perfect soap dough. If you want just one recipe do try this long time coming, hard earned recipe.
Now, I want to let you know, I love all these recipes, each one is my child. I have used each recipe for bars of soap and soap dough, some for their slow trace properties and others for their stout behaviors. I would not have offered them if I found them inferior in any way. I culled the recipes that weren’t up to snuff and reliable. I have books and books of recipes that didn’t make the cut. All the recipes in both Volume 1 and 2 of “A Soap Recipe Book of Light and Shadow” books are tuned and sound, singing a song to produce beautiful results.
Now, on to the next book… The Magic of Soap Dough. Step-by-step how to create soap cookies, embellishments, glittered soap creations, soap dough shapes, tons of photography featuring unique sorcery creations and 24 mica soap recipes to make exacting colors.
Explore in “A Soap Recipe Book of Light and Shadow” Vol 1 and Vol 2, do read more about these books by following the link. All Sorcery Soap books are offered in print format (when in stock) and ebook format, which is never out of stock and free shipping. This means, for a more obvious point, that the ebook will be delivered immediately to your inbox. You will have to download, save and read it for yourself.
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