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Basic Candle Making : All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
by Scott Ham Details
Precise, step-by-step instructions for making classic candles with a complete guide to equipment and materials needed. Each step is fully illustrated with color photos. Tips are provided on avoiding common mistakes.
Light Your Way : Make a Candle
by Carla Mooney Details
Explores the history and science of candle making. Includes step-by-step instructions for making beeswax and milk carton candles. Other topics include decorating candles and safety.
Natural Soap Making
by Elizabeth Letcavage Details
Featuring 12 special soap recipes, this book includes instructions on how to make cold-process soap using only natural fragrances, colorants, and texture additives. Also includes information on different kinds of oils and botanical additives and the special properties they give to the soap.
Soap Maker's Workshop : The Art and Craft of Natural Handmade Soap
by Robert S. McDaniel Details
Preserving the timeless craft of soap making, artisan soap maker Dr. Robert McDaniel provides instruction and guidance to all levels of soap makers.
Soap Making : Self-Sufficiency
by Sarah Ade Details
Sarah Ade lists natural ingredients and their properties before describing how to combine them for a specific purpose. She also discusses the benefits of a macrobiotic lifestyle and holistic skin care, and why your body will thank you for them. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in what they put onto their body as well as what they put inside.
The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home : The Happy Luddite's Guide to Self-Sufficiency
by Ken Albala Details
A celebration of the new old-fashioned approach to living - from soapmaking to sewing to bread baking and much more. It is not about extreme, off-the-grid-living, but these projects are decidedly unplugged and a little daring.
Updated 03/22/2014

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