SPECIAL NOTE! -- ANNE WILL PERSONALLY ANSWER ANY QUESTION OF YOURS AFTER READING THIS BOOK. ASK ON HER WEB SITE, AND YOU'LL NORMALLY HEAR BACK WITHIN HOURS!
Do you love the feel of a good lotion but find yourself unhappy with the cost, or wary of the chemical ingredients? Do you ever wonder if you could make it for yourself at home? Are you afraid to try because the lotion might not turn out well, or might even be unsafe?
Anne L. Watson's "Smart Soapmaking" was the first book based on modern techniques that eliminate the drudgery and guesswork from home soapmaking. Now, by popular demand, she continues her handcraft cosmetics revolution with the first practical, comprehensive book on making lotion from scratch.
Whether you want to make lotion for personal use or to sell, Anne allays any fears with methods that are proven safe and approved by experts, yet simple and easy enough to perform in your kitchen. You'll soon be making lotion that's better than any you've been buying, and at a fraction of the cost.
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.
"The definitive guide to lotionmaking." -- Donna Puizina, Ekoaromas, Lafayette, New Jersey
"Spells out everything and makes it easy to understand." -- Cheryl McCoy, Emerald City Soap, Haven, Kansas
"Anne makes it so much fun, and so easy." -- Mary Jean Hammann, Grandma Jean's Soaps and Lotions, New London, Ohio
"So logical and easy to understand that my first batch was a success AND a sell-out!" -- Susan Dinion, Holiday Farm & Handmade Goods, Berlin, Massachusetts
A FEW FIRST THOUGHTS
LIES AND LOTIONS
(Myths About Lotion and Lotionmaking)
(Learning the Jargon)
WHAT IS LOTION, ANYWAY?
(What It Is and What Goes Into It)
THE TWO WAYS TO SANITIZE LOTION
(And How to Choose Between Them)
WHAT DO I PUT IT IN?
(Choosing Your Bottles)
WHAT DO I USE TO MAKE IT?
(Gathering the Equipment You Need)
(From Prep to Cleanup and Beyond)
TESTING YOUR LOTION
(Making Sure It's Safe)
(Different Lotions You Can Try)
MILK LOTION RECIPES
(Treating Your Skin to Milk)
DESIGNING YOUR OWN
(How to Create Great Recipes)
(Tricks, Tweaks, and Fixes)
MAKING IT A BUSINESS
(How to Go Pro, Not Bust)
WHY? WHY? WHY?
(Frequently Asked Questions)
WHERE TO READ MORE
WHERE TO GET TESTING
WHERE TO GET SUPPLIES