Since ancient times, every culture has devised cleansing rituals for the body. Soap, our most enduring hygienic product, has evolved in modern times into a luxurious combination of ingredients ranging from essential oils to goat's milk. In this lavishly illustrated gift book, soap aficionados Lisl and Landt Dennis lead readers through the product's fascinating 2,500-year history, both in the U.S. and abroad. Whether you prefer scented or unscented, white, pastel, or even black, Soap: For Body and Soul will help even the most discriminating connoisseur choose the perfect soap. Practical information about washing with soap is provided, along with insider advice from spa specialists and dermatologists about selecting soaps appropriate to your skin type and complexion. A useful lexicon of soap terminology demystifies soap products and their many ingredients.
About the Author
Lisl and Landt Dennis are avid soap enthusiasts who have traveled around the world collecting soap. Working together as a team they have contributed to magazines including Harper's Bazaar, Town and Country, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Home, and Travel and Leisure. They have also published several books together-Behind Adobe Walls: The Hidden Homes and Gardens of Santa Fe and Taos and Morocco: Design from Casablanca to Marrakech, among others. They live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.32(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)|