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The Essential Herbal Magazine

Current Issue - November December 2016

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams - Thinking about Intellectual Property in the New Millennium
About the Cover, Carey Jung - A wintry love song to water in the midst of the struggles for clean water in North Dakota.
Sending Herbal Help, Tina Sams - How exactly can we be of the most assistance with limited funds, when calls for help are becoming so frequent?
Herby Pasta Comfort, Rita Richardson - In the deep of winter, rich gooey old fashioned macaroni and cheese can sure hit the spot.
Cannabis, Rochelle Baca - Legal in several states, it is time for the discussion of this valued medicinal plant to begin in earnest, out in broad daylight.
A Newbie Herbie, Chelsea Nasatka - The tale of finding one’s newly born inner herbie on a trip to a woman’s herbal gathering…
Exploring Herbal Preparations (Pao Zhi) in TCM, Daniel Cashman - Each different means of preparing a medicine gives it a different name. This article helps demystify these processes.
Nature Ornaments, Janet Gutierrez - Using the beauty of nature to decorate for the holidays.
Essential Oil Primer Crossword Puzzle, Marge Clark - A fun way to learn a lot. Puzzles provide a ton of information in a relatively small space. I love this one.
Herbalist Gift Giving Guide, Jackie Johnson - You’ll find over 15 fabulous ideas and recipes in this article. Something for everyone!
Seasonal Benefits of Pine, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh - Pleasant uses for pine and various conifers we associate with the season. Several great recipes/instructions.
White Pine, Dr JoAnn Quattrone - Ode to this medicine tree.
Three Kings Soap, Marci Tsohonis - Mmmmm… a deluxe soap scented with a blend of essential oils you’ll love. Bonus soap ball instruction.
Sensational Cinnamon, Kristine Brown - There’s a lot more to cinnamon than a little sprinkle over your latte. Recipes included for Cinnamon Cocoa and Cinnamon Rose Elixir!
The Role of the Carrier in Aromatherapy, Lisa Marie Layman - Carrier are the unsung work horses in aromatherapy. Learn how 6 popular carrier oils work, and when they are best used.
Giving the Gift of Relaxation, Debra Sturdevant - Have you wanted to try making bath fizzies? Debra gives complete instructions and a great recipe!

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Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business

by Sandy Maine
Storey Books. 160 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.

This inspiring book offers profiles of successful business owners who aim to enrich the health and well-being of others. Maine also includes advice for marketing a product, employing others, and much more.

paperback - Retail $16.95 Our Price $14.95

Making Natural Liquid Soaps

by Catherine Failor
Storey Books. 144 pages, 7 x 10 trim size, full color photographs throughout.

Create all-natural, inexpensive hand soaps, shampoos, shower gels, bubble baths, and much more using a simple double-boiler technique. Learn to blend oils, additives, color, and scent to develop one-of-a-kind liquid soaps.

paperback - Retail $14.95 Our Price $12.95

Making Transparent Soap
The Art of Crafting, Molding, Scenting & Coloring

by Catherine Failor
Storey Books. 144 pages, 7 x 10 trim size, full-color photographs throughout.

With common ingredients and easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, crafters can produce transparent soaps that are milder, richer, and creamier than any commercial soap on the market.

paperback - Retail $14.95 Our Price $12.95

Milk Soapmaking - This book is a MUST have for anyone wanting to learn to make milk soap.
The Smart and Simple Guide to Making Lovely Milk Soap From Cow Milk,
Goat Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Coconut Milk, or Any Other Animal or Plant Milk

by Anne L. Watson
Shepard Publications. 101 pages, 9.5 x 7.5 size, illustrated.

Do you love the feel of milk soaps but shy away from the cost? Are you looking for a special kind of gift you can make yourself? Or do you already make soap and want to try something new?

Anne L. Watson’s Smart Soapmaking was the first book based on modern techniques that eliminate the drudgery and guesswork from home soapmaking. Now, by popular demand, she continues her soapmaking revolution with the first practical, comprehensive book on making milk soap.

Experience the rich, soothing, luxurious feel of milk soap you’ve made yourself. Your skin will thank you for it.

paperback - $12.50

The Natural Soap Book
Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based SoapsDFA7A7

by Susan Miller Cavitch
Storey Books. 192 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, two-color illustrations throughout.

"The Natural Soap Book will be a welcome guide for anyone taking up the home craft." - Debra Warner, Orange County Register

paperback - Retail $14.95 Our Price $12.95

Smart Soapmaking
The Simple Guide to Making Traditional Handmade Soap Quickly, Safely, and Reliably,
or How to Make Luxurious Handcrafted Soaps for Family, Friends, and Yourself

by Anne L. Watson
Shepard Publications. 115 pages, 9 x 7.4 size, illustrated.

Maybe you’ve made melt-and-pour soap and want to move on to something more challenging and rewarding. Maybe traditional soapmaking appeals to you, but you figure it’s too difficult or dangerous. Or maybe you’re already doing it, but outmoded ideas and methods are complicating the process and slowing you down.

No matter which of these fits you, you’ll find Smart Soapmaking practical, helpful, and refreshing. Written by a former professional soapmaker, this book explodes the myths about soapmaking and shows you how to make luxurious soap with the least fuss and bother.

With both customary and metric measurements, plus a list of suppliers in five countries, Smart Soapmaking is the first truly international book on the craft!

paperback - $12.50

The Soapmaker's Companion
A Comprehensive Guide with Recipes, Techniques, and Know-How

by Susan Miller Cavitch
Storey Books. 288 pages, 8 x 8 trim size, two-color illustrations throughout.

Learn every step of the soapmaking process from master soapmaker Susan Miller Cavitch. Once you have mastered her basic skills, go on to create personal soaps that suit your own tastes as well as those of your family and friends.

paperback - Retail $18.95 Our Price $16.95



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