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

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

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by Susan Miller Cavitch
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Houston Chronicle
"The Soapmaker's Companion will teach you everything you need to know about making liquid soap; laundry soap; marbled soap; transparent soap; multicolored, layered soap; and more."

The Herb Companion
“…a must-have book for anyone interested in soapmaking.”
From the Publisher
"The Soapmaker's Companion will teach you everything you need to know about making liquid soap; laundry soap; marbled soap; transparent soap; multicolored, layered soap; and more."

“…a must-have book for anyone interested in soapmaking.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882669656
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/07/1997
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
118,689
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Meet the Author

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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Soapmaker's Companion: A Comprehensive Guide with Recipes, Techniques, & Know-How 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for soap makers of any level. Every recipe turns out perfect because of the information available with this resource. The 'trouble shooting' is invaluable--read this because it has all kinds of hints about things not to do. I have tried most of the recipes in this book and every one has been an outstanding success. Detailed information about skin conditions has been a wonderful help for members of the family who have hives and other skin problems. This book is the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a serious soap maker, this is a must have book well worth the investment. In the Soaper community, I being one myself, personalimpression.com. I don't know of one "Soaper" who does not have this book! I started my business and gained much insight from within its pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never created soap before and have started with this book. If you are a newbie! this is the book to go with. Thanks, Nini
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best part of this book is that it is difficult to outgrow. There is useful and detailed information for both the beginning and advanced soap maker. I have not found a better book on soapmaking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read so far on the subject. There are lots of good recipes and lots of good, SPECIFIC advice. And, all the science of soapmaking you will ever need to know.
tina50CC More than 1 year ago
A complete beginners and advanced book in one. You'll never run out of ideas.
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