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The Essential Herbal Magazine

Current Issue - March/April 2014

Field Notes from the Editor - Exciting times at TEH, and for the herbal community, turning lemons into lemonade.
Elders & Herbs-Valuing Our Elders, Janice Masters - Janice begins a touching series about how herbs fit into the lives of our elders.
Chickens Love Herbs! Michele Brown - Ready to start your own flock? Combine your love of herbs with these fine feathered friends.
Four Thieves, Amber Sheehan - Many uses for this age-old traditional remedy that you might not have considered.
Spirng Cleaning your Garden, Heddy Johannesen - Ready? Set? Time to get some dirt under our fingernails!
Lunar Gardening, Aubree Sanders - Planting in harmony with Nature's rhythms.
Herbs for Helping and Healing Coughs and Colds, Marita Orr - We're not quite done with the coughs, colds, and sore throats, but here are some good helps.
The Language of Herbs, Rita Richardson - Let the plants speak for you.
Ground Cover Herbs, Suzan T. Scholl - Some fabulous ideas for herbal ground covers that are as useful as they are lovely.
Poultice and Compress Making, Stephany Hoffelt - Granny medicine or modern medicine? Stephany makes the case to keep them in the 22nd century.
Song of the Archangel, April Coburn - An ode to a favorite herb with hand-drawn illustration.
Pizza Party in the Garden, Kathy Rohrbaugh - You'll love this pizza shaped garden that contains all the toppings you can grow.
Tincturing for Beginners, Jackie Johnson ND - Choose your booze wisely!
Design Your Own Gardener's Hand Soap, Marci Tsohonis - Marci leads us throught the creative process of another spectacular soapmaking adventure.
Herbalism in Iowa, Adrian White -Do you think "corn" when you hear Iowa? Learn of unique and entrancing herbal diversity that we haven't heard so much about.
Upcycling to Make Garden Accessories, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh - Make some gardening tools from household items.
Yarrow, Jamie Jackson - Dainty and unassuming, yarrow packs a wallop and belongs in your herb cabinet.
Wildcrafting and Processing Herbs, Sandy Michelsen - Some ideas on getting started.

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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 - Temporarily Out of Stock
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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