This book is chalked full of recipes dating from the
early 1800’s to now. The following are just a few of the
Creams & Lotions
Balms & Salves
There is even a Strange & Bizarre section. After reading some of
these recipes, it is completely understandable as to why the Food, Drug
and Cosmetic Act was implemented.
Reference section includes:
definition of ingredients
Brief explanation on how to change batch sizes.
Make It Fizz: A Guide to Making Bathtub Treats
Make it Fizz contains 24 recipes for Bath Bombs, Bubbly
Bars and other Bath Treats from the “Queen of Fizz” Holly
Holly gives you a step by step guide on how to mix and test your
mixture before making Bath Bombs.
She has also included troubleshooting tips on some of the most common
issues that plague BB makers.
This in depth book even provides different types of packaging ideas
for your products.
Pure Soapmaking contains 32 expertly formulated soap
recipes ranging from simple castile bars to intricate
swirls, embeds, and even marbled and layered bars.
Anne-Marie starts this beautiful book out with a descriptive list of
commonly used oils as well as a list of equipment needed for making
She begins with a combination of skin-nourishing oils and then adds
other ingredients like blueberry puree, dandelion-infused water, coffee
grounds, mango and avocado butters, or other luxury ingredients and then
moves into scenting your soap with pure essential oils.
Her step by step pictured tutorial approach will guide you thru the
all of the stages of cold-process soap making. The spiral binding makes
it so easy to use and lay flat while working at the counter.
I think you will agree when you see this book that it is both a work
of art and a work of love. Believe me, this is even a great coffee table
book for guests to thumb thru while waiting on supper. Get this book,
you won’t regret it!
Soapmaker’s Handy Reference Guide
This book is printed on water-proof, oil-proof
paper so it can be used in your production area
without the worry of ruining it.
It is jammed packed with
the following information that soapmakers tend to need when working on
Conversions for many different units of weight,
volume (liquid), length and temperature
Math calculations (fractions, decimal and
percentages) and math formulas
Basic labeling requirements and how to calculate the
size of your principal display panel and text sizes for your net
weight and ingredient declarations
Lye and water calculation formulas (for both NaOH
and KOH), superfat calculations, lye discount and a SAP chart for
most common (and uncommon) oils and fats.
There's also a place to record your own notes and
reference material, so it's handy when you need it.
Size: 7" X 5-1/4"
This 212 page book covers the A to Z of liquid
soapmaking. It provides simple step by step how to
instructions from start to finish.
included in this book are:
Soap Gels and Jellies
Specialty Liquid Soaps
Learn how to thicken, color, fragrance naturally as well as
incorporate additives to your own liquid soap. As if all the above
wasn’t enough to make you want to add this book to your soaping book
collection, Jackie Thompson breaks down how to formulate your own liquid
soap recipes step by step. It is a must have for anyone who wants to try
their hand at liquid soap.
Soothing Soaps: For Healthy Skin
Soothing Soaps gives readers all the easy
steps for making soaps at home. Author of the best selling
Soap Book, Sandy Maine, now turns her hands to the creation
of beneficent soaps to help heal our bodies and minds.
Recipes are lye free. The recipes include antiseptic soaps,
poison ivy soaps, acne soaps, muscle healing, chicken pocks,
bruises and emollient soaps.
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DIY Kitchen Chemistry: Simple Homemade Bath & Body Projects
DIY Kitchen Chemistry is filled with simple to follow
do-it-yourself bath and body product recipes. Kayla answers
every question that an potential kitchen chemist may have
about the industry, ingredients and supplies.
Let your inner
Kitchen Chemist out with this easy to follow book written
for the everyday reader all the way to an experienced
Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap & Cosmetic Handcrafters
Establishing and then following good manufacturing
practices in your business is like having and using a GPS
navigator to get around town. No matter how familiar you are
with the streets, it takes a lot less effort to just follow
The trick, of course, is having all the
necessary information in the navigator to start with.
what GMP is all about—setting up the navigation system for
your production and manufacturing, so you can avoid the
potholes and steer clear of the factors that could
potentially wreck your product.
Learn: GMP Basics, Documentation, Standard Operating Procedures,
Specification Sheets, Ingredient & Material Lot Numbers, Master
Formulas, Batch Records, Batch Numbers, Quality Control and more.
How to Make Melt & Pour Soap Base From Scratch
This is the first book published with recipes on the
methodology of making Melt and Pour Soap base from Scratch.
The basic recipes in this book will give you the freedom to
make your own Melt and Pour base. It also provides tips on
how to customize your base.
This book will help guide you, as a small home based business, on how
you can follow the regulations, labeling laws and industry standards for
selling soap and cosmetics. Whether you are a crafter, hobbyist or
business owner this book has everything that you need.
The Simple Guide to Making
Traditional Handmade Soap Quickly, Safely, and Reliably, or
How to Make Luxurious Handcrafted Soaps for Family, Friends,
Maybe you’ve made melt-and-pour soap and want to move on to something
more challenging and rewarding. Maybe traditional soapmaking appeals to
you, but you figure that working with lye is too difficult or dangerous.
Or maybe you’re already doing it, but outmoded ideas and methods are
complicating the process and slowing you down.
No matter which of these fits you, you’ll find Smart Soapmaking
practical, helpful, and refreshing. Written by a former professional
soapmaker, this book explodes the myths about soapmaking and shows you
how to make luxurious soap with the least fuss and bother.
With both customary and metric measurements, plus a list of suppliers in
five countries, Smart Soapmaking is the first truly international book
on the craft!
Balms & Salves: How to and Recipes
Well over 50 recipes for salves, balms, lotion bars, and
lip balms in this 52 page book. The book discusses infusing,
the properties of herbs, essential oils, base (carrier) oils
and butters. Also gives some great sources for these items.
From gardener's salve to a bug repellant solid bar, from
drawing salve to hair pomade - you'll find them all here.
Organic Body Care Recipes
Be your beautiful best, inside and out with this 377 page
book that contain 175 homemade herbal formulas for glowing
skin & a vibrant self.
Discover the joy and fun of crafting your own personalized body care
products using herbs and other natural ingredients that nourish, pamper,
cleanse, and protect the skin without using irritating or harmful
In just minutes, you can whip up dozens of organic treatments that
will make your face radiant, your skin glow, your hair shine, and your
hands and nails beautiful. From head to toe, you’ll find the perfect
treatment for every part of our body, whether you’re looking for a
relaxing bath blend, a stimulating facial mask, a natural bug repellent,
a refreshing mouthwash, or a sensual body cream.
Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions
Enter the world of aromatherapy creams and lotions with
Donna Marie, and learn how easy it is to craft natural
skin-care products that rival those found at the most
exclusive department stores and salons.
Free yourself from synthetic substances, experience the pleasure of
homemade lotions, and preserve and protect your skin. Donna Maria
reveals her secret formulas for creating light, nourishing creams that
will revitalize your skin and promote a healthier, younger-looking
complexion from head to toe.
The Smart and Simple Guide to Making Lovely Milk Soap
From Cow Milk, Goat Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Coconut Milk,
or Any Other Animal or Plant Milk.
Do you love the feel of milk soaps but shy away from the cost? Are
you looking for a special kind of gift you can make yourself? Or do you
already make soap and want to try something new?
Anne L. Watson’s Smart Soapmaking was the first book based on modern
techniques that eliminate the drudgery and guesswork from home
soapmaking. Now, by popular demand, she continues her soapmaking
revolution with the first practical, comprehensive book on making milk
Experience the rich, soothing, luxurious feel of milk soap you’ve
made yourself. Your skin will thank you for it.
Do you love the feel of a good lotion but find yourself
unhappy with the cost, or wary of the chemical ingredients?
Do you ever wonder if you could make it for yourself at
home? Are you afraid to try because the lotion might not
turn out well, or might even be unsafe?
Anne L. Watson's "Smart Soapmaking" was the first book based on
modern techniques that eliminate the drudgery and guesswork from home
soapmaking. Now, by popular demand, she continues her handcraft
cosmetics revolution with the first practical, comprehensive book on
Whether you want to make lotion for personal use or to sell, Anne
allays any fears with methods that are proven safe and approved by
experts, yet simple and easy enough to perform in your kitchen. You'll
soon be making lotion that's better than any you've been buying, and at
a fraction of the cost.
Melt & Mold Soap Crafting
By C. Kaila Westerman
Soapmaking has never been this easy! The revolutionary melt-and-mold
method begins with a meltable glycerin base; crafters can create
stunning specialty soaps in minutes, with no lye and no waiting. Recipes
that show you how to use color, fragrance, and other desired additives
offer great creative possibilities for manipulating light, form, and
color. This book includes stunning color photos and simple step-by-step
instructions for 30 different techniques.
Making Transparent Soap
By Catherine Failor
With common ingredients and equipment, readers can craft stunning
transparent soaps. Step-by-step photographs offer a full exploration of
this special technique, ingredients, and the basics for making
transparent bars. This book includes recipes and tips for creating
unique and beautiful M&P masterpieces.
Soap & Cosmetic Labeling
This book explains, in plain English, how to follow
product labeling rules and regulations from:
Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act
Fair Product and Labeling Act
Uniform Weights & Measures Law
Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations
In addition, the appendixes include cosmetic color additives and
their approved uses, INCI names for common ingredients, restricted and
prohibited ingredients and metric conversion charts.
Whether you're an old hand or a newcomer to the business of soap and
cosmetics, you'll find the information presented here to be clear and
easy to understand, and Soap & Cosmetic Labeling an excellent guide
through the maze of labeling regulations.
Making and Using Herb Vinegars
Ever want to know how to make delicious vinegars using the
herbs you're growing - or the ones showing up at the produce
departments in the grocery store? Once you've made them,
what can you do with them? Well! We've got some answers and
some luscious recipes to try. Our readers and friends have
really come through with some delightful new recipes. This
little book is jammed with the expertise of over 20 fabulous
cooks and herbalists. The novice will find instruction and
the expert will find inspiration.
an Herbal Body Care Business
Yes, you can
build your own profitable business that gives you the
freedom to express your creativity and drive as well as
social and economic responsibility. In Creating an Herbal
Body care Business, Author Sandy Maine shares her experience
and philosophy of building a successful company, as well as
stories from other business owners who work with their hands
and minds to enrich the health and well-being of others.
If you've ever sold anything,
then you've done some marketing, although you may not have realized it
at the time. This book is written especially for people who make the
products they sell.
Whether you are trying to
sell your paintings at local art shows, or trying to turn your candle or
soap making into a full time career, here are some basic, easy to follow
suggestions for getting your marketing plan off the ground.
Creative mind need creative
ways to sell. Trade in those boring, unimaginative marketing plans for a
fresh, new approach to getting you and your handmade products noticed.
The Author, Scott Blackson is
owner and CEO of The Soap Fairy, Inc. Scott started making handcrafted
soaps in his kitchen in 1996, and has since turned an enjoyable hobby
into a full-time business employing 6 people, and selling his handmade
products throughout the United States and around the world.
Herb Soaps From Scratch
40 pages (plus cover) crammed with how to information for
getting herbs into your hot/cold process soaps. We talk
about which herbs will add color, texture, or medicinal
Crafting The Bath Booklet
such bliss! Fragrant confections for the bath sent
from all over the continent. Bath brew, cold process
soap, Bridal Wedding Tea Bath, Bath Truffles, and a
Honey Butter Hand Mask to name just a few of the 32
wonderful recipes from 17 different herb businesses
Fairy Home Companion
Ever wonder how to add magic and whimsy to your
garden? Want to make it a place where the fairies
play? Do you want to create picnics and parties
where there is a touch of mystery? This little gem
of a book will give you plenty of ideas to ponder.
You'll know which flowers to plant, how to keep the
wee folk safe and cozy once they've settled into the
garden, and some stories for the young ... and the
not so young!
Perfect Potpourris and Scented Crafts Booklet
Tons of wonderful potpourris from 16 different sources. We
also have some sachets, simmers, and pillows. How does
Autumn Aria sound? Sinus Sniffing jars, smelly jellies,
Three King's Layered Potpourri, wax pomanders, Friendship
Potpourri, and Ancient Echoes are all in there, along with
Citrus pomanders and House Blessing potpourri. Many others
just as wonderful!
Blending Herbal Teas Booklet
We've gathered recipes from all over and you'll be blending
teas in no time at all. 17 herb shops and businesses send a
couple of their favorites. Stress busters, Sweet Tea,
Lavender Mint, Honey bush and Lemon Myrtle... Many wonderful
tisanes to try.
Wild Foods for Every
There is delicious food all around us,
food that we've just stopped noticing. This book is crammed
with unique and tasty recipes to help a beginner get started
or expand a old forager's repertoire. We stopped counting
the recipes when we hit 80, and they were submitted by well
over 30 contributors. While there are pictures, this is not
a field guide. It IS a great cookbook. Spiral bound, b&w
with color cover.
A note from Ron at Willow Way; just
thumbing through this book and reading some of the
interesting tidbits and stories is fun but believe me, as
soon as Spring gets here, we will be out picking what some
call weeds, and trying out some of these recipes.
The Natural Soap Book – Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps
by Susan Miller Cavitch
This is an inspiring exploration of the goodness of
chemical and additive-free soap.
The author takes the mystery out of soapmaking, sharing
her formulas that are good for your skin and free of
synthetic additives. Her book gives you clear directions and
illustrations to guide you step-by –step through the entire
process. Find recipes for old favorites like oatmeal/honey
and avocado soaps to Susan’s unique recipes for goat milk,
borage and even a tropical shampoo bar. It also has profiles
and tips from professional soapmakers. 109 pages.
by Catherine Failor
Using a simple double-boiler technique, readers will make
elegant and soothing liquid soaps. Dozens of recipes using
oils, herbs and other natural ingredients to create hand
soaps, shower gels, bubble baths, conditioning shampoos and
even baby and pet shampoos.
Learn how to blend oils, additives, color and scent to
develop one-of-a-kind liquid soaps.
The author, Catherine Failor, has been making soap for
more than 20 years, 144 pages, full-color photographs
Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes
by Nancy Booth
Discover Your Signature Scent and Craft Truly Personal
Perfumes at Home!
Take the quick “personal scent profile” quiz in the book
to pinpoint your fragrance preferences, and then create
perfumes, splashes and colognes that are uniquely you!
Professional Perfumer and Teacher, Nancy Booth, provides
step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making personal
blends – and creating your favorite perfumes – using herbs,
essential oils, fragrance oils, and alcohol. Additionally,
learn how to make fragrant mixtures for the home, including
potpourris and burning perfumes, how to care for, store and
apply your homemade fragrances. Create customized perfume
blends and replicate your favorite commercial perfumes at a
fraction of their retail price.
by Susan Miller
Learn basic soapmaking instruction and specialty
techniques like marbling, layering and making liquid
and transparent soaps. Over 40 specialty soaps –
from exquisite stained-glass, marbled and layered
soaps to masseuse bars, laundry and liquid soaps.
Clear, step-by-step instructions by a Master
Soapmaker, Susan Miller Cavitch leads you through
every step of the soapmaking process and teaches you
how 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
tips on how to get started selling soaps.
Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual
by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, Founder/Director of the
Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy in Tampa, Florida.
This is a Fantastic Book and a “Must Have” for anyone
who uses Essential Oils in their body care products! It is a Complete
Reference book of Aromatic Plant Extracts, Index of Biological
activities of Phytochemicals, Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index.
There is a lot of confusion in the world about essential
oils and their healing properties. The Aromatherapy Practitioner
Reference Manual is the result of many combined years of research and
practical experience and clarifies about 350 of the most commonly
offered essential oils (and absolutes) in today's marketplace.
"This book allows a practitioner to look up a
problematic indication, understand the required bio-chemicals necessary
to effect treatment, and find the essential oils for use. Included are
over 340 botanical species with all known common names, their commercial
availability, their predominant bio-chemical classes, as well as
predominant bio-chemicals inherent therein. Anyone could easily start
with the essential oil name, and find out what particular treatments
could be effected with the information provided. In the Chart, one could
immediately find the traditional uses and actions, the purposes and
methods of delivery applications, toxicity and contra-indications, along
with their traditional uses in perfumery. Also, morphologic and
character types are included, as well as all relevant esoteric
relations. Although there may be criticism from the scientific community
that esoteric uses have been included, the authors feel that to truly
treat in a holistic manner, this information needed to be included."
Complete set of two volumes, 575 pages, Soft
Cover 8 1/2" x 11, Spiral ring bound for opening flat.
After a Forward discussing aromatherapy as practiced
today, there are sections on the following:
Carriers & Additives: 33 entries, including
vegetal oils, tinctures, infusions; also clays & algae.
Safety Considerations: safety data with
Common Name Index: search by common name and
include the following indexes
Phytochemical Index: over 600 entries;
chemical constituents, with their known biological
activity, toxicology and essential oil (and aqueous
Clinical Index: over 400 entries lists
all biological terms or indications (e.g. anti-viral,
migraine), definitions and plant sources. Following the
clinical uses, the Esoteric uses are cross-referenced in
the Mental/Emotional/Psychic & Magical Index, Chakra and
Taxonomic Index: is included for
cross-references of over 76 Botanical Families of
essential oil producing plants.
Includes glossary, a selected bibliography,
authors biography and a registration card.
The Aromatherapy Chart is a quick overview of 350
essential oils in botanical order and includes:
Common names, plant part, botanical family,
country of origin, extraction method, product form, &
Biochemistry class & active constituents
Traditional and Esoteric uses clarified with
notations such as:
documented action - no evidence found -
internal use - herbal extract - medical diagnosis
Body systems activity of oil in modern aromatic
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