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

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Storey Publishing, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 281 pages
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The most comprehensive guide to soapmaking ever!

From the author of the best-selling The Natural Soap Book comes this illustrated guide to making over 40 specialty soaps -- from exquisite stained-glass, marbled, and layered soaps to soothing masseuse bars, hardworking laundry soap, and practical liquid soaps.

Through clear, step-by-step instructions, master soapmaker Susan Miller Cavitch leads you through every step of the soapmaking process and teaches you how to:

*craft exotic and practical soaps in your home

* blend and use essential oils and natural colorants

* design multi-colored, marbled, and imprinted soaps

* understand the chemistry of soapmaking and create your own personal bars

Plus, you'll get tips on how to get started selling soaps!


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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


Part I Soapmaking in the Kitchen
Part II Soapmaking in the Library
Part III Soapmaking in the Marketplace

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About the author (1997)

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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