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The Soapmaker s Companion

Author : Susan Miller Cavitch
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In this comprehensive guide, Susan Miller Cavitch covers everything you need to know to make your own soaps. Learn the basic techniques for crafting oil-, cream-, and vegetable-based soaps, and then start experimenting with your own personalized scents and effects. Cavitch provides tips for making more than 40 different specialty soaps, showing you how to design colorful marbled bars and expertly blend ingredients to create custom fragrances. You’ll soon be making luxurious soaps at a fraction of the cost of boutique products. Important Notice Early printings of this book contain a recipe variation in a sidebar note on page 36. As a result of further testing, author Susan Miller Cavitch and Storey Publishing strongly recommend that you do not try this variation. 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.

Pure Soapmaking

Author : Anne-Marie Faiola
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The pure luxury of soaps made with coconut butter, almond oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, and green tea is one of life’s little pleasures. And with the help of Anne-Marie Faiola, author of Soap Crafting and Milk Soaps, it’s easy to make luscious, all-natural soaps right in your own kitchen. This collection of 32 recipes ranges from simple castile bars to intricate swirls, embeds, and marbled and layered looks. Begin with a combination of skin-nourishing oils and then add blueberry puree, dandelion-infused water, almond milk, coffee grounds, mango and avocado butters, black tea, or other delicious ingredients — and then scent your soap with pure essential oils. Step-by-step photography guides you through every stage of cold-process soapmaking.

The Everything Soapmaking Book

Author : Alicia Grosso
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Home soapmaking is not only more economical than buying premade soaps - it's also a lot more fun! With The Everything Soapmaking Book, 2nd Edition, you will be making homemade soaps for yourself and your friends in no time! Completely revised and updated, The Everything Soapmaking Book, 2nd Edition is a complete guide to making all kinds of soap from simple bath soaps to beautiful, aromatic gifts, right in the comfort of your own home. Easy-to-follow steps lead you through the process of making soap, from buying the right kind of equipment to developing unique soap recipes. The Everything Soapmaking Book, 2nd Edition shows you how to: Find the right ingredients and equipment Experiment with different types of soap - from basic kitchen soap to the perfect facial soap Make and package soaps for holidays and special occasions Add special scents and colors to please the senses Master artistic techniques for unique shapes and sizes

Scientific Soapmaking

Author : Kevin M. Dunn
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"Scientific Soapmaking" bridges the gap between the technical and craft literature. It explains the chemistry of fats, oils, and soaps, and teaches sophisticated analytical techniques that can be carried out using equipment and materials familiar to makers of handcrafted soap.

The Candlemaker s Companion

Author : Betty Oppenheimer
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Enjoy some homemade glow. From wax to wick to wrapping, The Candlemaker’s Companion is a definitive guide to modern candle making. Learn how to create rolled, poured, molded, and dipped candles; play with your favorite scents and colors; and use specialty techniques to design glowing luminaria, candle holders, and other gorgeous accessories. With illustrated directions, complete source lists, and plenty of practical advice, Betty Oppenheimer invites even the beginner candlemaker to get in on the action. Fill your house with the warm light and enticing fragrances that only candles can bring.

The Soapmaker s Companion

Author : Susan Miller CAVITCH
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Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business

Author : Sandy Maine
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Start a profitable company making the natural products you love. Professional soapmaker Sandy Maine shares her business-building methods and inspiring philosophy to help you turn your passion into a vocation. Taking the mystery out of entrepreneurship, Maine provides clear advice on how to develop a sound business plan, identify your client base, create attractive packaging, set prices, manage an accounting system, employ staff, and much more. Get ready to take your herbal product to the marketplace.

Milk Based Soaps

Author : Casey Makela
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Craft beautiful, sweet-smelling milk-based soaps safely and easily. In this fun and informative guide, Casey Makela shares her specialized techniques for producing lusciously creamy soaps. With straightforward instructions and thorough explanations, Makela teaches you how to fashion your own soaps from vegetable oils and tallow bases, giving dozens of suggestions for relaxing scents and specialty colors that will let your product shine. You’ll soon be creating enticingly unique soaps that will keep your glowing skin smelling and feeling good all day.

Making Transparent Soap

Author : Catherine Failor
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With basic ingredients and standard kitchen tools you can craft your own transparent soaps that are milder, richer, and creamier than any commercial product. Eschewing complex methods and expensive equipment, Catherine Failor uses a simple, dependable process that makes beautiful transparent soaps every time. Failor’s easy-to-follow photographic instructions are accompanied by proven recipes and plenty of suggestions for colorful and sweet-smelling variations. You’ll soon be creating your own signature soap blends that deliver refreshing scents and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

Making Hand Dipped Candles

Author : Betty Oppenheimer
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Soap Crafting

Author : Anne-Marie Faiola
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Make your own custom-tailored and perfectly formed cold-process soaps! Learn how to use milk jugs and yogurt containers for molds, and how coffee, avocado, and even beer can add unique dimensions to your creations. This encouraging introduction to the art of soapmaking makes it simple to master the techniques you need to safely and easily produce your own enticingly fragrant soaps.

Personal Milkers

Author : Garland-Stewart Publishing
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Nigerian dwarf goats are rising in popularity as private milk suppliers, pets and livestock. The author uses her twenty-five plus years as an agricultural educator and more than ten years as a goat breeder to de-mystify these little creatures. Based upon years of beginner's questions and the answers she's provided, Personal Milkers contains great resources for materials and further information on the breed.

Tools for Survival

Author : James Wesley, Rawles
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Essential survival advice from a former U.S. Army Intelligence Corps Officer and the world’s preeminent expert in preparedness. For years, James Wesley, Rawles has lived a self-sufficient lifestyle along with his family on a property surrounded by National Forest. In his earlier bestselling nonfiction book, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, Rawles outlined the foundations for survivalist living. Now, he details the tools needed to survive anything from a short-term disruption to a long-term, grid-down scenario. Here, Rawles covers tools for every aspect of self sufficient living, including: • Food preservation and cooking • Welding and blacksmithing • Timber, firewood, and lumber • Firefighting • Archery and less-than-lethal defense tools • And more... Field-tested and comprehensive, Tools for Survival is a must-have reference for anyone who wants to know how to prepare for the worst.

Making It

Author : Kelly Coyne
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Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active countermovement that has been thriving on the outskirts for quite some time—do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money. In Making It, Coyne and Knutzen, who are at the forefront of this movement, provide readers with all the tools they need for this radical shift in home economics. The projects range from simple to ambitious and include activities done in the home, in the garden, and out in the streets. With step-by-step instructions for a wide range of projects—from growing food in an apartment and building a ninety-nine-cent solar oven to creating safe, effective laundry soap for pennies a gallon and fishing in urban waterways—Making It will be the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive, and eminently doable. Within hours of buying this book, readers will be able to start transitioning into a creative, sustainable mode of living that is not just a temporary fad but a cultural revolution.

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats 4th Edition

Author : Jerry Belanger
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A great choice for the small or backyard farmer, dairy goats require a smaller investment than cows and produce milk that makes delicious yogurt and cheese. This fourth edition includes more on pygmy goats, health care, breeding, and making dairy products. You’ll have everything you need to you need to know to successfully raise your own dairy goats.

Soap Making Naturally

Author : Bev Missing
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All-natural, handmade soaps are luxurious--and expensive. Create your own handmade soaps using only natural ingredients, and you can control what goes on your skin without busting your budget! The author, creator of a beauty products line, shares dozens of original recipes for natural soaps that cleanse, soothe, moisturize, and energize the face, hands, and skin. Instructions on basic techniques, including cold process, cold process with an oven, and hot process, as well as special techniques for varying shape, texture, and appearance Step-by-step instructions for making 30 unique soap designs Advice on hand milling and rebatching Hints for packaging the natural soaps you create

Best Home Businesses for People 50

Author : Paul Edwards
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For the fastest-growing segment of our population, here is a comprehensive guide to starting and running a home-based business in midlife and retirement. A baby boomer turns fifty every seven seconds, creating what will soon be the largest and most influential senior generation in history. These dynamic seniors have both a desire and a need to continue their working lives past the age when their parents retired. Boomers have been the primary buyers of more than one million self-employment guides by Paul and Sarah Edwards-and they now have the perfect handbook to take them into the second half of life. The Best Home Businesses for People 50+ features seventy comprehensive profiles that show how to select, start, run, and build a home-based business suited to the needs, talents, and ideals of the over-fifty generation. Each business listing-for careers ranging in diversity from Makeup Artist to Tax Preparer to Information Broker-addresses the concerns of boomers and seniors, including: - Businesses that people 50+ can continue working in for 10-15 years. - Businesses that supplement your retirement income. - Businesses adaptable to a wide variety of locations. - Businesses with flexible hours to allow for family, travel, and other priorities. - Businesses suited to a broad range of health and wellness needs. Profiles of successful business owners and a treasury of online and easy-to-access resources round out The Best Home Businesses for People 50+ to create an indispensable resource for this new generation of career-oriented seniors.

Prepper s Natural Medicine

Author : Cat Ellis
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A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO HEALING ANY AILMENT HOLISTICALLY WHEN DISASTER STRIKES When disaster strikes and you lose all access to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies, natural medicine will be your family’s best hope for survival. Prepper’s Natural Medicine is the definitive guide to creating powerful home remedies for any health situation, including: •Herbal Salve for Infections •Poultice for Broken Bones •Natural Ointment for Poison Ivy •Infused Honey for Burns •Essential Oil for Migraines •Soothing Tea for Allergies •Nutritional Syrup for Flu With easy-to-read herbal charts, a breakdown of essential oils, tips for stockpiling natural medicines and step-by-step instructions for creating your own elixirs, salves and more, this book offers everything you need to keep you and your loved ones safe.

The Backyard Beekeeper 4th Edition

Author : Kim Flottum
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Features information about bees, beeswax, and the modern rules of beekeeping with do-it-yourself tips for safe and fun beekeeping.

Developing Markets for Agrobiodiversity

Author : Alessandra Giuliani
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This wonderful book demonstrates how rural livelihoods - as well as diets, health and ways of life - are enhanced by the so-called neglected and underutilized plant species which, in the books Syrian case study, include such deliciously interesting things as capers, laurel, jujube and figs. Using value chain analysis the author illuminates the opportunities for strengthening arid land economies with attention to such species, while simultaneously maintaining the diversity and integrity of those plant genomes, landscapes and cultures. And keeping the world worth tasting. KEN WILSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CHRISTENSEN FUND Alexandra Giuliani delivers a convincing and very practical account of how biodiversity products derived from neglected and underutilized plant species enter the markets in Syria. By highlighting the value of these plant products for the family income and health status of marginal farmer families in rural drylands and semi-arid areas, she brings the message home as to why it is so important to maintain biodiversity of the genetic resources not by protection alone, but rather through their judicious use. KATHARINA JENNY, SENIOR ADVISOR, FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION Just four crops - maize, potatoes, rice and wheat - provide more than 90 per cent of the worlds food. Old varieties of even these crops are disappearing as farmers and consumers strive for more uniformity in food products. This in turn affects less obvious elements, such as insects that play a role in pollinating plants or controlling pests and the soil organisms that help plants extract nutrients from the soil. Also, farmers need a broad base of agrobiodiversity to be able to respond and adapt to environmental changes and to improve their production. This is especially important in the face of climate change and changing economic and political pressures. This book from Bioversity International describes a study conducted in Syria of how communities are developing markets for local products derived from neglected and underutilized plants. Based on concrete case studies, the data and processes documented in this book show the potential of biodiversity to make a significant contribution to livelihood security in communities that inhabit difficult environments with unique resources. The study also highlights the importance of local cultural knowledge and institutions in sustainable development of biodiversity markets. Published with Bioversity International.