The Soapmaker's Companion: A Comprehensive Guide with Recipes, Techniques & Know-How

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Storey Publishing, Nov 10, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 288 pages
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In this comprehensive guide, Susan Miller Cavitch covers everything you need to know to make your own soaps. Learn the basic techniques for crafting oil-, cream-, and vegetable-based soaps, and then start experimenting with your own personalized scents and effects. Cavitch provides tips for making more than 40 different specialty soaps, showing you how to design colorful marbled bars and expertly blend ingredients to create custom fragrances. You’ll soon be making luxurious soaps at a fraction of the cost of boutique products.

Important Notice
Early printings of this book contain a recipe variation in a sidebar note on page 36. As a result of further testing, author Susan Miller Cavitch and Storey Publishing strongly recommend that you do not try this variation. Adding honey when you are combining the sodium hydroxide and water may result in a stronger reaction with more intense heat. The mixture may bubble up quickly and come out of the pot, posing a potential hazard.

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User Review  - ljd57 -

This book is very informative and as a beginner soapmaker I found myself not being able to put the book down. There were a variety of recipes to choose from. Some were fairly easy and some were a ... Read full review

great book at great price

User Review  - bxrsnkds -

I originally checked out this book at our local library and was impressed enought to purchase it. It has loads or great information in a very readable format. Love it. Nobody came close to Overstocks excellent deal. Fast shipping at a great rate and excellent price on the book. Cant ask for more! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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.

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