Synopses & Reviews
In a world filled with artificial and synthetic products, this book shows you how to creat your own soaps and bathtime luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialized equipment. Gorgeous photography and simple, easy-to-follow recipes will inspire you to start right away.
-- Create a soap to suit your own personal skin type
-- Choose from a range of scintillating and mouth-watering ingredients, including peach, cucumber, ylang ylang, cinnamon, pine, pepperment, camomile, lavender, sandalwood, chocolate, goat's milk and many, many more
-- Includes recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes, bath oils and foaming bath creams
-- Solve all your gift problems -- with soaps for grown-ups and kids, men and women
-- Plus great ideas for packaging and presenting your finished soaps
Easy instructions show readers how to craft a variety of unique bath products from one basic recipe. A Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club; Book-of-the-Month Club's Country Homes & Gardens Club.
Readers can easily craft a wide variety of unique bath products from one basic recipe using the easy, step-by-step instructions.
About the Author
Popular craft writer Melinda Coss has authored over 20 books, including Storey's The Handmade Soap Book. She has also contributed to many craft magazines such as Crafts Beautiful, Inspirations, and Home and Country. Melinda launched The Handmade Soap Company, a cottage industry that creates and sells handcrafted soaps to individual customers and small shops. Melinda lives in Camarthenshire, Wales, with her eight cats, four chickens, two pot-bellied pigs, and a poodle.
Table of Contents
The History of Soap Making
Materials and Equipment
Shapes and Sizes
Basic Oils and Fats
Rebatching and Recycling
Choosing a Scent
Textures and Fillers
Three Basic Soap Recipes
Honey and Beeswax Soaps
Herb and Spice Soaps
Creamy Coconut Soaps
Soaps for the Life in Your Man
Suppliers and Further Reading