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

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Shepard Publications, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 154 pages
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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.

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 author of the wildly popular and widely acclaimed beginners book "Smart Soapmaking." She has made soap professionally under the company name Soap Tree, and before her retirement was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne's other published books include "Milk Soapmaking," "Baking with Cookie Molds," and several novels. Anne, her husband, Aaron, and their cat, Skeeter, 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)

Resources

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Anne L. Watson is the author of the wildly popular and widely acclaimed beginners book "Smart Soapmaking." She has made soap professionally under the company name Soap Tree, and before her retirement was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne's other published books include "Milk Soapmaking," "Baking with Cookie Molds," and several novels. Anne, her husband, Aaron, and their cat, Skeeter, live in Friday Harbor, Washington.

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