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Smart Soapmaking: The Simple Guide to Making Soap Quickly, Safely, and Reliably, or How to Make Luxurious Soaps for Family, Friends, and Yourself

Smart Soapmaking: The Simple Guide to Making Soap Quickly, Safely, and Reliably, or How to Make Luxurious Soaps for Family, Friends, and Yourself Lowest new price: $10.00
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Author: Anne L. Watson

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******#1 KINDLE (US) BESTSELLER IN BEAUTY & FASHION (JUNE 2015)******
******#1 KINDLE (US) BESTSELLER IN CRAFTS & HOBBIES (JULY 2014)******
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SPECIAL NOTE! -- ANNE WILL PERSONALLY ANSWER ANY QUESTION OF YOURS AFTER READING THIS BOOK. ASK ON HER WEB SITE, AND YOU'LL NORMALLY HEAR BACK WITHIN HOURS!
 
Maybe you've made melt-and-pour soap and want to move on to something more challenging and rewarding. Maybe traditional soapmaking appeals to you, but you figure that working with lye is too difficult or dangerous. Or maybe you're already doing it, but outmoded ideas and methods are complicating the process and slowing you down. 
 
No matter which of these fits you, you'll find "Smart Soapmaking" practical, helpful, and refreshing. Written by a former professional soapmaker, this book explodes the myths about soapmaking and shows you how to make luxurious soap from scratch with the least fuss and bother. 
 
With both customary and metric measurements, plus a list of suppliers in five countries, "Smart Soapmaking" is the first truly international book on the craft!
 
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Anne L. Watson is the first author to have introduced modern techniques of home soapmaking and lotionmaking to book readers. She has made soap under the company name Soap Tree, and before her retirement from professional life, she was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne and her husband, Aaron Shepard, live in Friday Harbor, Washington.
 
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******RECOMMENDED BY THE HANDCRAFTED SOAP & COSMETIC GUILD******
 
"Should become THE book for soapmaking. . . . It's about time someone wrote a book like this. Most are idealistic and inaccurate. This book has a wonderful common sense approach that is SO long overdue. . . . I can recommend it with 100% confidence." -- Susan Kennedy, Oregon Trail Soaps, Rogue River, Oregon
 
"Smart it is . . . . A simple, no-nonsense book that cuts through the curmudgery of stifling soap bibles like no other." -- Shellie Humphries, Harstine Island, Washington
 
"Way overdue. . . . A gift of common sense caution, proven methods, tried-and-true shortcuts, and some excellent recipes as well, for both the professional/experienced soapmaker and the eager beginner." -- Deb Petersen, Shepherd's Soap Co., Shelton, Washington
 
"A great book for beginners, with clear and easy instructions." -- Anne-Marie Faiola, Bramble Berry Inc., Bellingham, Washington
 
"I learned more from Smart Soapmaking than from any other soaping book, and I have read quite a few. . . . It's written with the average person in mind, not a chemistry major. Directions are very simple and easy to understand. It really takes the mystery out of making soap." -- Jackie Pack, Stuart, Virginia
 
"Groundbreaking . . . . Anne L. Watson [is the] universally respected and loved author/crafter/curator of this lost art for thousands of aspiring soapers . . . . Unquestionably the best book with which to begin. To be precise, it's probably the most accessible, most reader-friendly, and most immediately useful container of information a first-time soapmaker could hope to find." -- Wishing Willow (blog)
 
"'Smart Soapmaking' finally got me over the hump [of fearing lye]. . . . I think Anne Watson is the Elizabeth Zimmermann of the soap world -- a frugal, common sense gal, who says, 'Don't overcomplicate things. Just make soap.'" -- Amanda Blake Soule, author, "The Creative Family" and "Handmade Home," Soule Mama (blog), Feb. 7, 2012
 

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Smart Lotionmaking: The Simple Guide to Making Luxurious Lotions, or How to Make Lotion That's Better Than You Buy and Costs You Less (Smart Soapmaking)

Smart Lotionmaking: The Simple Guide to Making Luxurious Lotions, or How to Make Lotion That's Better Than You Buy and Costs You Less (Smart Soapmaking) Lowest new price: $12.00
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Author: Anne L. Watson

******#1 AMAZON.COM BESTSELLER IN BEAUTY & GROOMING (JULY 2014)******
*******#1 KINDLE (US) BESTSELLER IN BEAUTY & FASHION (JULY 2014)*******
*******#1 AMAZON.COM BESTSELLER IN CRAFTS & HOBBIES (JULY 2014)*******
*********#1 AMAZON.COM BESTSELLER IN SOAP MAKING (JULY 2014)*********
 
SPECIAL NOTE! -- ANNE WILL PERSONALLY ANSWER ANY QUESTION OF YOURS AFTER READING THIS BOOK. ASK ON HER WEB SITE, AND YOU'LL NORMALLY HEAR BACK WITHIN HOURS!
 
Do you love the feel of a good lotion but find yourself unhappy with the cost, or wary of the chemical ingredients? Do you ever wonder if you could make it for yourself at home? Are you afraid to try because the lotion might not turn out well, or might even be unsafe?
 
Anne L. Watson's "Smart Soapmaking" was the first book based on modern techniques that eliminate the drudgery and guesswork from home soapmaking. Now, by popular demand, she continues her handcraft cosmetics revolution with the first practical, comprehensive book on making lotion from scratch.
 
Whether you want to make lotion for personal use or to sell, Anne allays any fears with methods that are proven safe and approved by experts, yet simple and easy enough to perform in your kitchen. You'll soon be making lotion that's better than any you've been buying, and at a fraction of the cost. 
 
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Anne L. Watson is the first author to have introduced modern techniques of home soapmaking and lotionmaking to book readers. She has made soap under the company name Soap Tree, and before her retirement from professional life, she was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne and her husband, Aaron Shepard, live in Friday Harbor, Washington.
 
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"The definitive guide to lotionmaking." -- Donna Puizina, Ekoaromas, Lafayette, New Jersey
 
"Spells out everything and makes it easy to understand." -- Cheryl McCoy, Emerald City Soap, Haven, Kansas
 
"Anne makes it so much fun, and so easy." -- Mary Jean Hammann, Grandma Jean's Soaps and Lotions, New London, Ohio
 
"So logical and easy to understand that my first batch was a success AND a sell-out!" -- Susan Dinion, Holiday Farm & Handmade Goods, Berlin, Massachusetts
 
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CONTENTS
 
A FEW FIRST THOUGHTS
 
LIES AND LOTIONS 
(Myths About Lotion and Lotionmaking)
 
LOTION LINGO 
(Learning the Jargon)
 
WHAT IS LOTION, ANYWAY? 
(What It Is and What Goes Into It)
 
THE TWO WAYS TO SANITIZE LOTION 
(And How to Choose Between Them)
 
WHAT DO I PUT IT IN? 
(Choosing Your Bottles)
 
WHAT DO I USE TO MAKE IT?  
(Gathering the Equipment You Need)
 
STEP-BY-STEP LOTIONMAKING  
(From Prep to Cleanup and Beyond)
 
TESTING YOUR LOTION 
(Making Sure It's Safe)
 
MORE RECIPES! 
(Different Lotions You Can Try)
 
MILK LOTION RECIPES 
(Treating Your Skin to Milk)
 
DESIGNING YOUR OWN 
(How to Create Great Recipes)
 
TROUBLESHOOTING 
(Tricks, Tweaks, and Fixes)
 
MAKING IT A BUSINESS 
(How to Go Pro, Not Bust)
 
WHY? WHY? WHY? 
(Frequently Asked Questions)
 
WHERE TO READ MORE
 
WHERE TO GET TESTING
 
WHERE TO GET SUPPLIES
 

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The Beauty Brand Handbook: Your Personal Guide to 174 Private Label Manufacturers and Formulators

The Beauty Brand Handbook: Your Personal Guide to 174 Private Label Manufacturers and Formulators Lowest new price: $18.00
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Author: Daphne Moss

As the owner of a fragrance and body care boutique for over 10 years one of the most common questions I was asked was, how do you make your products and can you help me do the same thing? I had people offer me thousands of dollars to help them start a cosmetic and body products business, but that just wasn't the direction I wanted to take with my time. It wasn't until I branched off into a different segment of the same industry that I became open to sharing my tips and resources. This FOURTH EDITION private label guide contains over 170+ secret gems of makeup and skincare suppliers and manufacturers of top quality private label products that you can brand with your own name. Top quality suppliers that I used in my own business. You will have names, addresses, phone numbers and website addresses of each company right at your fingertips. Some are large manufacturers, some are small. So whether you plan to launch your business nationwide, open a local boutique, or start a small home business, there is a supplier for you in this guide. Look at this partial list of the products that will be available to you: Cosmetics ~ skin care products ~ certified organic products ~ mineral cosmetics ~ foundations ~ lipsticks ~ lip glosses ~ blushes ~ lip tints ~ bronzers ~ acne products ~ bath and shower gels ~ body lotions ~ body butters ~ body creams ~ tanning lotions ~ sunscreen ~ lip balms ~ salt scrubs ~ essential oils ~ aromatherapy candles ~ handmade soaps (yes with your name on them) ~ glycerin soaps ~ nail polish ~ natural and organic body products ~ baby products ~ men's grooming products ~ ethnic skin care products ~ shea butter ~ perfumes ~ solid perfumes ~ massage oils ~ body sprays ~ votives ~ travel candles, and more. You will even get sources in this guide that will help you to formulate your own makeup and skin care products. Or you can just use their premade formulations. All of the hard work of researching the best companies with the best prices and lowest minimums has already been done for you. No need to do searches online for hours and hours and even days only to be led to cosmetic and product formulators and manufacturers overseas. All of these companies are U.S. companies and there is also a special section for Canadian companies. Now in its 4th edition my customers have said this guide is "indispensible" ..... and "...a great timesaver" I've written this book to be the ULTIMATE RESOURCE DIRECTORY for you as you set about starting your cosmetic brand or skin care business.


The Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles

The Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles Lowest new price: $5.25
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Author: Betty Oppenheimer
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Enjoy some homemade glow. From wax to wick to wrapping, The Candlemaker’s Companion is a definitive guide to modern candle making. Learn how to create rolled, poured, molded, and dipped candles; play with your favorite scents and colors; and use specialty techniques to design glowing luminaria, candle holders, and other gorgeous accessories. With illustrated directions, complete source lists, and plenty of practical advice, Betty Oppenheimer invites even the beginner candlemaker to get in on the action. Fill your house with the warm light and enticing fragrances that only candles can bring.

"Please, please, please, burn candles!" pleads Betty Oppenheimer. "Too many people save them, keep them wrapped up in a drawer or forever in the same centerpiece holder, never to be burned." If that isn't enough incentive to use candles, the rest of this thorough guide certainly provides it in the form of step-by-step instructions covering virtually all aspects of making rolled, poured, molded, dipped, and decorated candles--even candleholders. Though there are no photos, the line drawings are quite helpful, as are the crafting tips that--along with well-chosen candle-related quotes--fill the book's margins.

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Making Natural Liquid Soaps: Herbal Shower Gels, Conditioning Shampoos, Moisturizing Hand Soaps, Luxurious Bubble Baths, and more

Making Natural Liquid Soaps: Herbal Shower Gels, Conditioning Shampoos,  Moisturizing Hand Soaps, Luxurious Bubble Baths, and more Lowest new price: $7.79
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Author: Catherine Failor
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Make our own liquid soaps and body products right in your kitchen. Catherine Failor shows you how to use her simple double-boiler technique to create luxurious shower gels, revitalizing shampoos, energizing body scrubs, and much more. Step-by-step instructions teach you how to turn basic ingredients like cocoa butter, lanolin, and jojoba into sweet-smelling liquid soaps. You’ll soon be experimenting with your favorite oils and additives as you craft custom-made products that are kind to your nose and gentle on your skin.

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Homemade Organic Body and Skin Care Beauty Products: Easy to Make Lotions, Creams, Scrubs, Body Butters, Hair Products, and Lip Care Recipes for Women and Men

Homemade Organic Body and Skin Care Beauty Products: Easy to Make Lotions, Creams, Scrubs, Body Butters, Hair Products, and Lip Care Recipes for Women and Men Lowest new price: $6.99
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Author: Josephine Simon

Our skin deserves the best ingredients nature provides! Learn to make your own all-natural organic beauty products. It's easier than you think and it will leave your skin glowing, feeling healthier than ever!

The very best way to ensure that you are getting clean, natural, wholesome ingredients in your skincare products is to go with all-natural, organic products. Store-bought organic products can cost you a fortune! However, there’s another way. The amazingly simple, supremely cost-effective, and all-natural alternative is to make your beauty products at home.

In this book, you will find the ingredients and equipment needed to make your own all-natural beauty products. How to store and preserve your organic beauty products and over 75 recipes for vital components of your skincare and beauty regimen including body scrubs, body lotions, body butter, face creams, lip care, hair care, and men’s care.



Examples of the recipes included:

  • Super Simple Luxurious Lotion
  • Grapefruit Zing Lotion
  • Sleep Time Lotion
  • Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion
  • Your Go-To Basic Scrub,
  • Lemon Lavender Body Scrub,
  • Glowing Soft Skin Body Scrub
  • Anti-Inflammatory Body Scrub
  • Hawaiian Body Butter
  • Strawberry Vanilla Butter
  • Aloe Vera Body Butter
  • Rosemary Mint Whipped Shea Body Butter
  • Sugar & Spice Lip Scrub and Plumper
  • Basic Lip Balm
  • Honey Coconut Healing Balm
  • Hair Growth & Anti-Baldness Paste
  • Hair Gel
  • Lemon-Cucumber Hair Detox
  • Green Tea Shampoo
  • Men's Lemony Foaming Facial Wash
  • Acne Fighting Cleanser
  • Deodorant
  • After Shave Cream
  • and much more!



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Milk Soapmaking: The Smart Guide to Making Milk Soap From Cow Milk, Goat Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Coconut Milk, or Any Other Animal or Plant Milk (Smart Soapmaking)

Milk Soapmaking: The Smart Guide to Making Milk Soap From Cow Milk, Goat Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Coconut Milk, or Any Other Animal or Plant Milk (Smart Soapmaking) Lowest new price: $10.00
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Author: Anne L. Watson

******#1 AMAZON.COM BESTSELLER IN SOAP MAKING (DECEMBER 2013)******
 
SPECIAL NOTE! -- ANNE WILL PERSONALLY ANSWER ANY QUESTION OF YOURS AFTER READING THIS BOOK. ASK ON HER WEB SITE, AND YOU'LL NORMALLY HEAR BACK WITHIN HOURS!
 
Do you love the feel of milk soaps but shy away from the cost? Are you looking for a special kind of gift you can make yourself? Or do you already make soap and want to try something new?
 
Anne L. Watson's "Smart Soapmaking" was the first book based on modern techniques that eliminate the drudgery and guesswork from home soapmaking. Now, by popular demand, she continues her soapmaking revolution with the first practical, comprehensive book on making milk soap from scratch.
 
Experience the rich, soothing, luxurious feel of milk soap you've made yourself. Your skin will thank you for it. 
 
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Anne L. Watson is the first author to have introduced modern techniques of home soapmaking and lotionmaking to book readers. She has made soap under the company name Soap Tree, and before her retirement from professional life, she was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne and her husband, Aaron Shepard, live in Friday Harbor, Washington.
 
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"Beautiful in its simplicity. . . .  A definitive book for experienced as well as beginning milk soapers." -- Rebekah Bailey, The Original Soap Dish, South Whitley, Indiana
 
"An easy to read and understand book that will take the mystery out of milk-based soapmaking and debunk some of the myths surrounding it. It contains some great basic formulas to get you started making milk soaps of any kind, and fuel to let your imagination run wild when you are ready to formulate your own creations. A good source of information for new soapmakers, and also suitable for more experienced soapmakers who want to start making milk soaps but thought it would be too difficult." -- Amanda Guilfoyle, Bodelicious Bath & Body Products, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
 
"As always, Anne is up to her usual excellence. This book demystifies milk soapmaking so everyone can have the luxury of a truly decadent bar of soap *easily*.  LOVE this book!!!" -- Susan Kennedy, Oregon Trail Soaps, Rogue River, Oregon
 
"If you have an interest in milk soaps, this is the book for you. . . . Debunks much of the popular wisdom that may have discouraged some soapmakers." -- Kevin M. Dunn, Author, "Scientific Soapmaking" and "Caveman Chemistry"
 
"As uber-soapmaker Anne L. Watson demonstrates, milk soaps made properly are [rightfully] well-known for a quality of luxurious buttery softness that is undeniable. . . . Anne once again acquits herself ably as a scholar of the suds and a natural communicator." -- Wishing Willow (blog)
 
"Enthusiastically recommended." -- Midwest Book Review, Feb. 2009, "Reviewer's Choice"
 
"Full of information that milk soapers, whether novice or experienced, could use to make better milk soaps. Anne writes in a conversational style that made me feel as though I were sitting down with her in her kitchen. . . . Anne details what seems to be everything there is to know about the subject. Rather than simply offering her opinions and favorite practices, Anne did extensive testing and experimenting, learning how to make the best milk soap bars that could be made. Soapmakers will be impressed with the amount and quality of Anne's research and observations. . . . That leaves the question: Can a neophyte made good cold-process milk soap? I now say yes, with the caveat they have 'Milk Soapmaking' in hand." -- Beth Byrne, "The Saponifier," Sept.-Oct. 2010
 

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Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies

Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies Lowest new price: $11.52
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Make floating candles, herbal soaps, and even a home spa

Discover the secrets of color, shape, and scent the fun and easy way?

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned craftperson, this fun book offers everything you need to make beautiful, professional-looking candles and soaps at home. You get practical tips on dyeing and scenting wax, using unusual molds, adding embellishments to candles, working with soap ingredients, and even turning your hobby into a business!

Discover How To:

  • Stock a safe & efficient work area
  • Work with all types of wax
  • Add color and scent to your projects
  • Make melt-and-pour soaps
  • Turn a hobby into a business

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Lena Corwin's Made by Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create

Lena Corwin's Made by Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create Lowest new price: $10.99
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Author: Lena Corwin
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In 2009, tastemaker and bestselling author Lena Corwin turned the top floor of her Brooklyn brownstone into a studio and began hosting classes for local crafters. In Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. For this “best of” collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects: Jenny Gordy introduces us to knitted socks and elegantly sewn tops and dresses; Cal Patch teaches how to make a modern embroidery sampler as well as a braided rag rug; and Corwin herself presents her favorite screen-printing and stamping techniques. In total, there are 26 lessons/projects, all presented with step-by-step photos and illustrations.

Praise for Lena Corwin's Made By Hand:

“Decorate with coffee table books. A few Glamour picks: Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand . . .” ―Glamour Magazine

“A must-have for anyone who wants to create unique décor.” ―Decorating Shortcuts magazine

Made By Hand offers the perfect range of usable textile handiwork, presented by fourteen teachers who obviously enjoy their craft ―ForeWord Reviews

“The 385 detailed illustrations, along with excellent step-by-step photographs and clear instructions, make each project tempting and approachable.” ―Studios magazine
 
“Those messy hands alone are inspiring me to get creative.” ―Modern Eve
 
“I got a sneak peek at a mostly lovely book. I can’t contain my excitement over this book. The projects are varied and so much fun.” ―The Stylish Nest
 
“The photography and layout of the book is gorgeous: wide open with lots of white space, reminiscent of Japanese craft books. And there are people, whole people, sitting and doing crafts, not just disembodied hands. Isn’t that part of the reason we craft―for the human contact?” ―Knitty.com
 
Made By Hand is gorgeous . . . filled to the brim with beautifully executed diy tutorials from a host of talented artisans.” ―Michelle S Blog

“Craft book is like a private studio class . . . this book is a breath of fresh air” ―Examiner.com

“She’s the most talented person I know, and probably in all of Brooklyn.” ―Lucky magazine

“This project is a personal favorite of mine and the colors are easy to customize for fall.” ―Design*Sponge

“Attention  DIY’ers: You Need Lena Corwin’s New Book!” ―Lucky magazine

“As brilliant as it is beautiful!” ―The Purl Bee

“The diversity of offerings within these pages makes you feel like you’re at a retreat with too many good things to choose from . . . except you get to make them all! The photography is clean and simple. Gorgeous―really. This is a good one, folks . . . and Lena―you've done it again.” ―maya*made

“Even if none of you know where to begin, you can easily use the projects in this book as a guidebook . . .” ―Urban Comfort

"A must-have if you want to stretch your creativity and get your hands dirty―literally.” ―Big Cartel

“It boasts stunning visuals with simple imagery.” ―The Capsule Show

Made by Hand introduces readers to ageless crafting techniques with modern projects.
―HGTV.com

“The 26 delightful projects are scrumptiously photographed as step-by-step tutorials, creating the impression that we, too, are in the light-filled studio among the generous and pleasant makers . . . all of these carefully curated projects will result in products that are perfect in their own unique way.” ―BookPage.com

“We have been fans of designer/illustrator/author Lena

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The Natural Soap Book: Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps

The Natural Soap Book: Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps Lowest new price: $4.59
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Author: Susan Miller Cavitch
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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, you’ll be inspired to make uniquely personal soaps that are gentle on your skin and a pleasure for your nose.

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