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In this comprehensive guide, Susan Miller Cavitch covers everything you need to know to make your own soaps. Learn the basic techniques for crafting oil-, cream-, and vegetable-based soaps, and then start experimenting with your own personalized scents and effects. Cavitch provides tips for making more than 40 different specialty soaps, showing you how to design colorful marbled bars and expertly blend ingredients to create custom fragrances. You’ll soon be making luxurious soaps at a fraction of the cost of boutique products.
Important Notice Early printings of this book contain a recipe variation in a sidebar note on page 36. As a result of further testing, author Susan Miller Cavitch and Storey Publishing strongly recommend that you do not try this variation. Adding honey when you are combining the sodium hydroxide and water may result in a stronger reaction with more intense heat. The mixture may bubble up quickly and come out of the pot, posing a potential hazard.
..".a must-have book for anyone interested in soapmaking." a must-have book for anyone interested in soapmaking. " "The Soapmaker's Companion will teach you everything you need to know about making liquid soap; laundry soap; marbled soap; transparent soap; multicolored, layered soap; and more." ""The Soapmaker's Companion" will teach you everything you need to know about making liquid soap; laundry soap; marbled soap; transparent soap; multicolored, layered soap; and more."""
Soapmaking in the Kitchen Recipes
Recipes for Vegetable-Based Soaps
Making Transparent Soaps Ingredients
An Overview of Soapmaking Oils
Using Natural Colorants
Creating Scents from Around the World Practical Know-How
Determining Soapmaking Temperatures
Diagnosing Signs of Trouble
Answers to Soapmakers' Most-Asked Questions
Soapmaking in the Library
Minerals and Clays
Saturated versus Unsaturated Soap Formulas
The Chemistry of Soapmaking
Soapmaking in the Marketplace
Starting a Soap Business
Insuring Your Business
Federal Regulation of Soapmaking
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ISBN: 9780882669656 ISBN-10: 0882669656 Series: Natural Body Series - The Natural Way to Enhance Your Life Audience:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 7th January 1997 Publisher: Storey Books Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 20.3
Weight (kg): 0.52