A comprehensive guide with recipes, techniques, & know-how. Through clear, step-by-step instructions, 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 colourants
-design multi-coloured, marbled, and imprinted soaps
-understand the chemistry of soapmaking and create your own personal bars
NOTE: As a result of further recipe testing, author Susan Miller Cavitch and Storey Books strongly recommend that you do not try the recipe variation listed in the sidebar note on page 36. Adding honey when you are combining the sodium hydroxide and water may result in a stronger reaction with more intense heat. The mixture may bubble up quickly and come out of the pot, posing a potential hazard.