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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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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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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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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 ...

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 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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