MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO SOAP-MAKING
Author: Melanie Teegarden
Get started making soap!
Home soap-makers are history's kitchen alchemists, conjuring creative bars by combining base oils with natural colorants and fragrance blends using equipment most kitchens are already stocked with. In the Mother Earth News Guide to Soap-Making, longtime soap-maker Melanie Teegarden inducts readers into the time-honored tradition while dispelling much of the intimidation associated with crafting soap at home.
Readers will learn to handle lye safely and confidently whole gaining working knowledge of base oils, colorants, and fragrances by working with them in classic recipes, including "Spiced Orange-Pomander Soap," "Cherry-Almond Soap," "Lemon-Lavender Soap" and more. Whether you are looking to sell your homemade bars or simply supply your family with the gift of homemade soap, this guide unlocks the magic of soap-making through simple, step-by-step instruction.