Table of contents for The everything soapmaking book / Alicia Grosso.

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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
Pots and Pans 
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
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
Multistage Pours
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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