Books

    We are dedicated to helping you learn how fun and rewarding making your own body care products can be. Whether you are a visual learner or a hands-on type, like myself, the books and classes we provide will give you the knowledge you need to proceed.


    2017 Weekly Adventurers Calendar

    Your favorite soapmaking weekly planner is back! 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!

    Let me give you some highlights:
    8 x 8 inches format, easy carry with plenty of space to write;
    double loop wire bound for a lay-flat writing surface;
    80 lb text paper for each week, smooth for writing with pens or pencils;
    18 point cover weight paper for a durable case;
    each maker has their contact information alongside their winning photo;
    includes the whole month of December 2016 and January 2018; and
    PRINTED IN THE USA!

    Get the 2017 Weekly Adventurers Calendar 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 2017 Weekly Calendar, 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 double the fun!


    300 Years of Natural Soap & Cosmetic Recipes


    By Marie Gale

    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.

    We think you will love this book as your fingers walk through time!


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


    I can't recommend this book more highly. Not only are the stories great but there is such a feeling of confidence in this book that we can all succeed that I just love reading it as a book! So much fun! 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!

    This book is also part of our free gifts and teas program.

    Get the Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Cream-filled, Sugar-packed Baking 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 Rosie's Baking Book, please." We'll take care of the rest by adding the book 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 double the fun!


    Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap & Cosmetic Handcrafters


    By Marie Gale

    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.

    Make your life easier and allow your business to flourish!


    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


    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


    By Catherine Failor

    134 pages. Have you wanted to learn how to make liquid soaps and gels? This book is the best gift you can give yourself. We have had a great amount of fun playing with liquid soaps and they are overwhelmingly accepted by the general public.


    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 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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!


Plan or Track 2017


2017 Weekly Adventurers Calendar
Use the 2017 Weekly Adventurers Calendar to plan or track events through out the year.

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Neem Oil
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