The Complete Soapmaker: Tips, Techniques & Recipes for Luxurious Handmade Soaps

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Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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"One can still make homemade soap with delightful fragrances and interesting textures....Provides detailed instructions and recipes for basic lye soaps made with animal or vegetable fats, and for hand-milled and specialty soaps using almond meal, chamomile, glycerin, and milk that expand on those basic formulas. Shampoo and liquid are covered as well."-- "LJ

. "You'll also learn a little something about the history and origins of soap and soap making, and a lot about making all sizes and shapes of soap, creating marbled and confetti effects, and adding fragrance, herbs and natural dyes...."-- "Woman's Day Crafts & Needlework

. ."..awash with over 60 recipes...In addition, tips on how to store, wrap, decorate and display soap are included."-- "Country Woman

. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.

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User Review  - mimirocks -

I received this book and LOVED IT...It gives you great instructions from start to finish on making quality homemade soap. I have used several of the recipes out of this book and have gotten the best results. If you are into soapmaking this is a wonderful book to purchase. Read full review

The complete soapmaker: tips, techniques & recipes for luxurious handmade soaps

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Soapmaking, once a practical necessity for the homemaker, has almost passed out of the repertoire of home crafts. Nevertheless, one can still make homemade soap with delightful fragrances and ... Read full review


An Introduction to Soap Making
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