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For centuries, the name Castile has been associated with the highest quality in soap. But Castile -- made from olive oil, traditionally in factories -- has proven hard to translate to craft soapmaking. It has earned a reputation as difficult to make, slow to cure, and lacking in rich lather.
Anne L. Watson, author of "Smart Soapmaking," continues her soapmaking revolution with the first practical book on making Castile soap bars at home. With the secrets revealed in this advanced guide, you'll be making lovely, quick-curing, lather-rich Castile quickly, safely, and reliably.
Anne L. Watson is the first author to have introduced modern techniques of home soapmaking and lotionmaking to book readers. She has made soap under the company name Soap Tree, and before her retirement from professional life, she was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne and her husband, Aaron Shepard, live in Friday Harbor, Washington.
(Facts and Myths About Castile)
THE KEYS TO CASTILE
(Moving It from Factory to Kitchen)
WHAT DO I PUT INTO IT?
(The Ingredients of Castile)
WHAT DO I USE TO MAKE IT?
(Gathering the Equipment You Need)
Recipe: Anne's Classic Castile
STEP-BY-STEP CASTILE SOAPMAKING
(From Prep to Cleanup and Beyond)
(Different Castile Soaps You Can Try)
Recipe: Milk Castile
Recipe: Herbal Castile
Recipe: Oatmeal Castile
Recipe: Cleansing Castile
Recipe: Gardener's Lemon Poppy Seed Castile
Recipe: Castor Castile
Recipe: Coconut Castor Castile
Recipe: Tropical Castile
WHY? WHY? WHY?
(Frequently Asked Questions)
WHERE TO FIND MORE