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Introduction Chapter 1: The Renaissance of Handmade Soapmaking Why Make Soap? The Origins of Soapmaking Getting Back to Nature The Soapmaking Community Today Your Own Soapmaking Renaissance Chapter 2: The Contemporary Soapmaker Sandy Maine, SunFeather Soap Company Scott Blackson, The Soap Fairy Catherine Failor, Milky Way Molds Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading Suzanne Buckles, Sun Country Soaps Loretta Stockmaik, Nature¿s Wild Child Kimberly Abrahams, the Soap Dish Online Community Finding Community Soapmaking Research Chapter 3: Soapmaking Equipment Safety Gear Scale Pots and Pans Thermometer Utensils Measuring Equipment Hand Blender Soap Molds Cutting Tools Chapter 4: The Basic Ingredients What is Lye? Making Soap with Lye Choosing a Liquid Using Infusions Soapmaking Safety Evaporation During Curing Soap Ash Making Soap Without Lye Chapter 5: Herbs Using Herbs in Soapmaking Growing Your Own Herbs Drying and Storing Herbs Common Soapmaking Herbs Other Additives Making Dentifrice Chapter 6: Fragrance Oils What Are Fragrance Oils? Choosing Fragrance Oils Storing Fragrance Oils Understanding Fragrance Oil Families Fragrance Trends Chapter 7: Essential Oils What Are Essential Oils? A Bit of Chemistry Methods of Essential Oil Extraction Storing Essential Oils Using Aromatherapy Using Common Essential Oils Luxury Soaps Using Natural Perfumery Chapter 8: Color Understanding Color Theory Writing Color Stories Using Color in Soap Enjoying Natural Color Sources Food and Cosmetic Dyes Mica and Glitter Chapter 9: The Cold-Process Technique Curing Storing Cold-Process Soaps Soapmaking Terms Getting Started Taking the Next Step Tips for New Soapmakers Varying the Cold Process Cleaning Up Chapter 10: Cold-Process Recipes Creating the Perfect Basic Bar Standards Recipes Luxury Recipes Layering Soaps Swirling and Marbling Soaps Chunking Soaps Making Milk Soaps Stamping and Embossing Chapter 11: The Hot-Process Technique Understanding Hot Process Hot-Process Equipment Creating Color Variation Sculpting with Hot Process Soap Cleaning Up Chapter 12: Liquid, Transparent, and Cream Hot-Process Soap Recipes You Can Do It! Making Liquid Soap Using Foaming Bases Making Transparent Soap Making Cream Soap Chapter 13: The Soap Casting Technique More Than Just Melting and Pouring Choosing a Base Soap-Casting Equipment Molds for Soap Casting Using Tube Molds Sample Projects Chapter 14: Soap-Casting Projects Single Pour in Blocks Block Over-Pours Bar Over-Pours Embeds Multistage Pours Geodes Soap Gems Chapter 15: The Hand-Milling Technique Type of Soap to Use Advantages of Hand Milling Hand-Milling Equipment Sample Hand-Milling Recipes Additive Ideas Rescuing Soap Batches Chapter 16: Your First Batches Patience Is a Virtue The Learning Curve Write Down Everything Don¿t Be Afraid to Re-read Directions Single-Oil Soaps Experimenting with Color Chapter 17: Making Your Own Recipes Your Inner Chemist Animal or Vegetable? Oil Forms Exotic Oils Fatty Acids Saponification Values Making Worksheets Chapter 18: Presenting Your Soap Reasons to Give Your Soap Away Making Simple Gifts Designing a Gift Suite Gift Collection Ideas Packaging Elements Shelf Life Storing Soap Chapter 19: Deciding to Sell The Impulse to Sell Your Soap Forming a Business Doing Your Research Learning to Sell Creating a Product Line Soap Selling Smarts Chapter 20: Bringing Soap to the World Planning for Sales Events Before the Event At the Event After the Event Moving Forward Creating a Web Site Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Troubleshooting Appendix C: Making Molds, Cutters, and Planers Appendix D: Resources
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