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Discover how to make your own natural bars of soap! Beginning with the properties and instructions for the basic ingredients of lye and water, oils, fats, scents, nutrients, preservatives, and other additives, soap-makers also receive information on setting up and making the soap, ideas for selling soap, and plenty of recipes to try out. 182 indexed pages, softcover.
Making your own soap is fun, easy, and rewarding. In this introductory guide, Susan Miller Cavitch shows you how to craft your own all-natural, wonderfully smelling soaps. Illustrated directions take you through the whole process, from buying supplies to cutting the final bars. With easy-to-follow recipes that range from classics like oatmeal and honey soap to more adventurous combinations using goat milk and borage, youll be inspired to make uniquely personal soaps that are gentle on your skin and a pleasure for your nose.
Author Susan Miller Cavitch is the founder and president of Soap Essentials, Inc., a Memphis-based retail mail-order company producing homemade herbal products. She is the author of The Natural Soap Book and The Soapmaker?s Companion. She lives in Eads, Tennessee.