The Handmade Soap Book

The Handmade Soap Book

By (author) Melinda Coss

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In a world filled with pollution and chemicals, this book shows you how to create your own soaps and bathtime luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialist equipment. Create the perfect gift for family and friends, kids and grown-ups. This book features a huge range of exotic and tempting ingredients, such as peach, peppermint, ylang ylang, cinnamon and chocolate, and includes recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes and bath creams. The simple, sumptuous and easy-to-follow recipes and luscious photography will tempt and inspire all.

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 224 x 256 x 14mm | 399.16g
  • 01 Dec 2000
  • IMM Lifestyle Books
  • New Holland Publishers Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 50 colour photographs
  • 1859740065
  • 9781859740064
  • 26,529

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Melinda Coss runs The Handmade Soap Company in West Wales. Her soaps are sold at the exclusive L'Atelier du Savon in the Marais district of Paris and she also supplies some of the most prestigious hotels and stores in London. A regular contributor to magazines, she has also appeared on television and is the author of a wide range of craft books including the forthcoming Gourmet Soap Made Easy, also published by New Holland.

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If it had never occurred to you to make soap, think again! This guide has alluring recipes involving herbs and oils, nuts and waxes of appeal to the child or the white witch within: milk chocolate, pink lavender and lime, salad days. The book is crammed with soap recipes suitable for all skin types and uses, plus complete instructions, tips and solutions to any problem that may occur. Soaps as gifts, as shampoo, to soothe and moisturize, to delight. After this book of fragrant and intoxicating brews and potions, you will never think of buying soap again. (Kirkus UK)

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Great for beginners

As you can see by the review title that the book was indeed helpful the only thing was that the book had some of the measurements wrong, in this case its the grams. So use ounces instead. The book had a page on equpiment, shapes, basic oils, essential oils including loads of fun recipes to try out. Its well worth buying if your looking into soap making and have no clue where to start!show more
by Penny Hutchinson