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Soapmaking the Natural Way
by Rebecca Ittner
Pub Date: August 2011
ISBN: 9781600597817
Format: Paperback, 128pp
all in color
8 1/2 X 10


Here’s where simple can-do techniques meet sophisticated, 100% natural soaps that please the eye, the nose, and the environment! Made with the simple melt-and-pour method, these projects feature a delicious range of eco-friendly and animal-free ingredients—from oatmeal and lavender to honeysuckle and clay. The ins-and-outs of soap bases, colorants, and essential oils all received detailed attention.

What Others Are Saying
"Take run-of-the-mill kitchen equipment such as measuring spoons and double boilers, mix, then heat in the stove or microwave; add other techniques, from embedding objects to layering and swirling; and it’s soap. [The author] spends many pages detailing the natural materials, colorants, additives, and scents for a good foundation; the next four chapters are devoted to 45 recipes, each with color photographs, lists of materials and tools, and easy-to-follow numbered instructions. Choose among the different soap properties (soft, smooth, exfoliation, cleanse, and luxurious) to yield such products as calming jasmine and green-tea soap, cornmeal and wheat germ scrub, and energizing lemongrass soap. Embedded are sidebars on soap success, to ensure quality products, and a final chapter on packaging, with details on bags, tags, and paper wraps." - Booklist
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