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2017 Weekly Adventurers Calendar

2017 Weekly Adventurers Calendar

We asked for your submissions and there were over 250 entries from soap makers around the world. It was hard to narrow down our choices, but we did it and we think you will love the 2017 Weekly Adventurers planner just as much as we do. This weekly calendar is for inspiration and fun. Keep track of your plans, shopping, soapmaking, or even use it as a journal! The book is very useful and is only waiting for your personal touch!

300 Years of Natural Soap & Cosmetic Recipes

300 Years of Natural Soap & Cosmetic Recipes

Does the history of soap and cosmetics intrigue you? Do you look for inspiration from the past? If you answered yes, then this book is for you!

Find recipes in many categories from the 1800s or 1900s as well as modern recipes. There are even a few "Strange & Bizarre" recipes that have been included to show how odd recipes have been.


All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book

All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book

I don't bake sweets often but when I do I turn to this book for inspiration. The helpful hints are amazing and my baked goods always turn out fantastic. I'm in brownie bliss!

Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap & Cosmetic Handcrafters

Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap & Cosmetic Handcrafters

There are many paths that may have brought you to this point where you are an fabulous maker of soaps or cosmetics. No matter how you got here, how do you guarantee your products are the same every time?

Marie Gale walks you through everything you should know about Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Create operating procedures for your products, keep fabulous records and even simplify your production.


Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions

Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions

By Donna Maria

156 pages of Donna Maria's aromatic concoctions. If you want some answers to your lotion questions this may be the best place to start.


Making Cream Soaps Booklet

Making Cream Soaps Booklet

by Catherine Failor

This booklet explains how to make cream soaps. The trick is they use a combination of lyes, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. Allow Catherine to walk you through the process and make these fun items!

Think shaving soap, think grease monkey soap, think paste soaps, think wonderful in a jar or tube!


Making Liquid Soaps

Making Liquid Soaps

Have you wanted to learn how to make liquid soaps and gels? This book is the best gift you can give yourself.

Making Transparent Soaps

Making Transparent Soaps

By Catherine Failor

This book covers how to make your own transparent soaps. These beauties are often called glycerin soaps. We found this book easy to understand, and the soaps fun to make. The author gives simple, step-by-step instructions using either animal fats or vegetable oils. There are specialized formulations, all created and tested by the author. Don't let anyone tell you transparent soaps can't be made at home. They can!


Medicinal Herbs

Medicinal Herbs

Medicinal Herbs is a great book and has been a valuable resource for many who study herbs. Learning about plants, their uses and their cautions, is an enjoyable addition to making our own soaps. Maybe you will stumble upon a few herbs that kick your soaps and salves over into exceptional products which heal as well as clean.

We highly recommend! The 7*9 inch book can easily fit into any hand bag or backpack for reading when a few minutes come around.


Natural Soap Book

Natural Soap Book

By Susan Miller Cavitch

Susan Miller Cavitch takes the mystery out of soapmaking, sharing her advice and formulas for making high-quality soaps that are good for your skin - and free of synthetic additives. She offers readers in-depth information on selecting and using a wide variety of nourishing fats and oils and fragrant essentials oils to create old favorites like oatmeal/honey, vitamin, and avocado soaps. Susan also includes her own unique recipes for goat milk, borage, mixed nut, tropical shampoo bars, and others.


Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes

Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes

By Nancy M Booth

This book will help you to expand your body care products. The author takes you step by step through the perfume making process. She also helps you to identify your own personal preferences and also what would appeal to other personality types. She gives formulations for combining essential oils and fragrance oils to make blends that are sure to please a wide variety of individuals. A must for anyone wanting to understand the scenting process.


Soap & Cosmetic Labeling

Soap & Cosmetic Labeling

By Marie Gale

Ever feel like the hardest part of making soaps and cosmetics just happens to be the labeling? Stop worrying!

Marie Gale simplifies the rules and regulations that seem overwhelming to any handcrafter. Learn how to label your products without the stress! Get advice that protects you from crossing the line between cosmetics and drugs.

This book is helpful in explaining everything you need to know in plain English. An ideal book for any business owner!


The Essential Oil Book

The Essential Oil Book

This book by Colleen Dodt is to help new people to aromatherapy use essential oils. Use the plant essences as a part of a blend or solo. Essential oils can be used in a lot of areas, including soaps, lotions and diffusers.
160 pages.

The Soapmaker's Companion

The Soapmaker's Companion

By Susan Miller Cavitch

From the author of the best-selling The Natural Soap Book comes this illustrated guide to making over 40 specialty soaps - from exquisite stained-glass, marbled, and layered soaps to soothing masseuse bars, hardworking laundry soap, and practical liquid soaps.


The Ultimate Guide to Sugars & Sweeteners

The Ultimate Guide to Sugars & Sweeteners

By Alan Barclay, PhD, Philippa Sandall, & Claudia Shwide-Slavin, MS, RD, CDE. Foreword by Jennie Brand-Miller, PhD.

We love learning about many different topics here at MMS! This book is perfect for anyone who is always wanting to learn something new.

I've found this to be a great source of information about not only common sugars and sweeteners, but uncommon ones as well. I've been able to find nutritive contents for sugars, calories, and sweetness relative to sucrose. This book is teeming with the type of information that my great-grandma would have called "good information" and sent everyone she knew a copy!

This item can be picked up through our Free Gifts and Teas program.

Get the The Ultimate Guide to Sugars & Sweeteners book for free with any $ 200 product order. Just check your order to make sure the product total (before shipping) is $ 200 or more to qualify for this item, then write in the comments field "I would like the The Ultimate Guide to Sugars & Sweeteners book, please." We'll take care of the rest by adding this to your order and making sure you are not charged for the item. You don't need to wait to get this item as a free gift, you can order it by just placing it in your shopping cart with the rest of your items. By placing one in your shopping cart and requesting one as your free gift you can get two books and have one to share with a friend!


Fermented Vegetables

Fermented Vegetables

So, I'll bet you are surprised to find a pickling book in a soap making catalog! Well, we have a very diverse crew here and one of the things that attracts us to making our own soap is that we like to make things period. We find the thrill in the make and consume, not the shopping for mass marketed, mass manufactured items. We like different!

This book on fermenting your own pickles is awesome. Taylor, our pickle fanatic, even has a blog about this book. This book weighs in at 2.25 lbs so you know it is going to have lots of information!

This item can be picked up through our Free Gifts and Teas program.

Get the Fermented Vegetables book for free with any $ 250 product order. Just check your order to make sure the product total (before shipping) is $ 250 or more to qualify for this item, then write in the comments field "I would like the Fermented Vegetables book, please." We'll take care of the rest by adding this to your order and making sure you are not charged for the item. You don't need to wait to get this item as a free gift, you can order it by just placing it in your shopping cart with the rest of your items. By placing one in your shopping cart and requesting one as your free gift you can get two books and have one to share with a friend ready to starting pickling with you!