Books
Books

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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Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail

Jump-start curiosity with this take-along field guide for children ages 4 to 8. From worms, birds, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young explorers learn what to look and listen for wherever they are — whether in a nature preserve, an urban park, or a suburban backyard. Read more......

Chocolate: The Consuming Passion

An entertaining read for the chocolate addict in your life, this handbook is filled with good information, facts and advice. Read more......

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.

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Fiery Ferments

By Kirsten K. Shockey & Christopher Shockey.

We've loved the Fermented Vegetables book and so when Fiery Ferments came out, we had to snap up this book as well!

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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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Handmade Houseplants

Do you ever feel that you don't have a green thumb? Travel too much or have random office hours? Brighten your space with realistic looking plants that you can make using paper! Read more......

Healing Herbal Teas

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own herbal teas? We love this informative book that inspires creativity, well-being, and health. Read more......

Liquid Soapmaking

Want to delve into the world of liquid soaps, but not sure where to start? This book will help you make beautiful liquid soap no matter if you are a beginner or have several batches of liquid soap under your belt!

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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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Mason Jar Science

The best part about being a soapmaker and a parent is encouraging our children's young minds to explore the world around them. Read more......

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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Say Cheese!

Best-selling author Ricki Carroll — known around the world as “the Cheese Queen” — and her daughter, Sarah Carroll, bring easy cheese making right into your kitchen with this fun guide for kids and families. Step-by-step photos take kids ages 8–12 through the cheese making process, then teach them how to make 12 classic favorites, including mozzarella, feta, ricotta, and cream cheese. Read more......

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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Soap: Making It, Enjoying It - Used Books

One of our favorite soap making books, we were heartbroken when it went out of print. After discovering several used copies of this book, we decided to bring our favorite book back to the catalog as an excellent resource. More ...

Stephanie Tourles’s Essential Oils: A Beginner’s Guide

Have you wanted to learn how to use essential oils effectively and safely? This book is the best gift you can give yourself or your best friend who wants to learn more about the best way to use essential oils. Read more......

The Aromatherapy Garden

A captivating book, The Aromatherapy Garden takes you through how to plant your own garden filled with scent. Kathi's knowledge and experience with aromatherapy and gardening helps you decide if you would prefer a formal, cottage, tea, or a border fragrance garden. Read more......

The Culinary Herbal

By Susan Belsinger and Arthur O. Tucker

As soap makers and home cooks, we find ourselves wondering about different herbs and how we can use them.

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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 Home Barista

By Simone Egger and Ruby Ashby Orr

Andee loves to play barista here at the office and she makes an amazing cappuccino! When she found this book on our new products shelf, we had to laugh at her squeal of delight. She has already snagged a copy of this book for herself and has been pouring over all the cool facts and tidbits that this book offers.

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The Illustrated Herbiary

This book is a perfect read for a quiet evening with a cup of tea. Take meandering adventure through 36 botanicals that will guide your life into balance with easy meditations. Read more......

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

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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