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Title:
Beautiful handmade natural soaps : practical ways to make hand-milled soap and bath essentials : included-- charming ways to wrap, label & present your creations as gifts
Author:
Browning, Marie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780806962658
Format :
Book

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Central Library TP991 .B78 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Soap -- gentle, all natural and handmade -- makes a wonderful gift -- for yourself or a friend! Create healthier, more beautiful, more fragrant soaps than anything you can find in a store, for a fraction of the cost, using simple equipment you probably already own. Just start with a basic bar of white soap or produce yours from scratch. Add therapeutic and aromatic accents. Once you've tried the 20 recipes for hand-milled soaps, go on to bath salts, bath oils, bubble baths, massage oils, facial scrubs, and bath tea bags. Full-color photos show you how beautiful your soaps can be, and captioned illustrations explain each step. Complete recipes cover a variety of enticing creations:


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Chemically, soap is a combination of acid and alkali. Cosmetically, it is a bona fide addition to a cleansing routine. In addition, soap is, says handmade advocate Browning, one of the better crafts to consider as gifts in this gift-giving time of year. She supplies directions for more than 20 different kinds of hand-milled soap, an easier process than starting from lye. Her instructions extend to bath oils and salts and to packaging, labeling, and creating a munificence of fragrance. Step-by-step descriptions are boldly illustrated with color photographs. Who could resist all-natural camomile oatmeal soap or effervescent all-natural champagne bubble bath? --Barbara Jacobs


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
What Is Soap?p. 8
Making Hand-Milled Soapp. 9
Soap Making Termsp. 10
Ingredientsp. 11
Equipmentp. 22
How to Make Hand-Milled Soapp. 26
Hand-Milled Soap Recipesp. 36
Decorating Soapsp. 62
Making Bath Saltsp. 66
Making Bath Oilsp. 74
Making Massage Oilsp. 78
Making Facial Scrubsp. 80
Making Bath Tea Bagsp. 82
Packaging Your Soapsp. 84
Gift Collectionsp. 88
Indexp. 128

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