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Soapmaker's Companion Book by Susan Miller Cavitch
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Author: Cavitch, Susan Miller
Publisher: Storey Books
Copyright: 1997
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN:978-0-88266-965-6
Price: $18.95

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 massuse bars, hardworking laundry soap and practical liquid soaps.

Through clear, step-by-step instructions, master soapmaker Susan Miller Cavitch leads you through every step of the soapmaking process and teaches you hot to:

  • Craft exotic and practical soaps in your home
  • Blend and use essential oils and natural colorants
  • Design multi-colored, marbled and imprinted soaps
  • Understand the chemistry of soapmaking and create your own personal bars
Plus you'll get tips on how to get started selling soaps!

Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I - Soapmaking in the Kitchen
  • Recipes
  • Chapter 1: Recipes for Vegetable Based Soaps
  • Chapter 2: Special Techniques
  • Chapter 3: Making Transparent Soaps
  • Ingredients
  • Chapter 4: An Overview of Soapmaking Oils
  • Chapter 5: Using Natural Colorants
  • Chapter 6: Creating Scents from Around the World
  • Practical Know-How
  • Chapter 7: Determining Soapmaking Temperatures
  • Chapter 8: Diagnosing Signs of Trouble
  • Chapter 9: Answers to Soapmakers' Most Asked Questions
  • Part II - Soapmaking in the Library
  • Chapter 10: Resins
  • Chapter 11: Minerals and Clays
  • Chapter 12: Saturated versus Unsaturated Soap Formulas
  • Chapter 13: The Chemistry of Soapmaking
  • Part III - Soapmaking in the Marketplace
  • Chapter 14: Soapmaking Online
  • Chapter 15: Starting a Soap Business
  • Chapter 16: Insuring Your Business
  • Chapter 17: Federal Regulation of Soapmaking
  • Appendix
  • Index

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Rating: 3 out of 5

Reviewed By: Jennifer

Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2011

Location: Johnston City, IL

Comments: This book is a wonderful guide for beginners, very informative and well illustrated.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Cher

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009

Location: Corinth, NY

Comments: I am most pleased with everything I purchased, except this book. My mistake, for thinking I was getting a bunch of awesome recipes. The book has some but not what I really wanted. All other products I am over joyed with! I will use your site again.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Erin

Posted: Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Location: Lake Geneva, WI

Comments: I highly recommend this book. I have used many of the recipes time and time again and have experienced great success with them. Thanks for such a great resource!


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Kelly

Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Location: Lawton, MI

Comments: I bought this book some time after her other book, and find it to be just as good, even better! Easy to read and follow recipes, detailed information, smaller recipes for those who don't want 40 bars at a time. An all around great book, highly recommended!



Total Number of Ratings: 12
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