Books
Books

2017 Weekly Adventurers Calendar

Enter your photo for the 2018 Weekly Adventurers Calendar and Planner!

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!

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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!

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All Sugar, Cream Filled Baking Book

Also in our Free Gifts and Teas category!

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!

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Fermented Vegetables

Also in our Free Gifts and Teas category!

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.

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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.

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Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions

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.

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Making Cream Soaps Booklet

This booklet explains how to make cream soaps. The trick is they use a combination of lyes, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide.

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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.

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Making Transparent Soaps

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.

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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.

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Natural Soap Book

A good starting point for beginner soap makers! We think this is a good book for starting but we also think that some recipes are a bit too fat heavy. Try these soaps and if you feel the soaps vanish too quickly, try calculating the lye for the recipe before making again.

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Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes

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.

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Soap & Cosmetic Labeling

Ever feel like the hardest part of making soaps and cosmetics just happens to be the labeling? Stop worrying! Learn how to label your products without the stress! Get advice that protects you from crossing the line between cosmetics and drugs.

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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

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 bar.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sugars & Sweeteners

Also in our Free Gifts and Teas category!

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!

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