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Soapmaking books

Discover the only soapmaking books that give you all the answers you need!

The Natural Soapmaking Handbook: how to make soap... any way you like. Super-Naturally series, Making soap... naturally. The ultimate soapmaking book for soap makers of all levels.

The Natural Soapmaking Handbook: how to make soap... any way you like
explains everything you need to know to make as natural as possible handmade soap: ingredients, soapmaking methods, troubleshooting, trade secret from the experts.
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The Natural Soapmaking Cookbook: 77 star recipes for superior skin-friendly, eco-friendly handmade soaps. Super-Naturally series, Making soap... naturally. The ultimate soapmaking books for soap makers of all levels.

The Natural Soapmaking Cookbook: 77 star recipes for superior skin-friendly, eco-friendly handmade soaps
Patrizia & Marina open their soap kitchen to share champion recipes for as natural as possible handmade soap: milk soap, castile soap, liquid soap, laundry soap, soap bases, shampoo bars, recipes for sensitive-mature-acneic-problem skin, special soaps for your children, your pets and your home.
Natural Soapmaking Cookbook details