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The Essential Herbal Magazine

Current Issue - January/February 2015

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams - How do we absorb herbal knowledge?
About the Cover - Announcing our 2015 cover artist—Carey Adler Jung!
The Healing Mists, Liz Henle - Rediscover an ancient women’s healing ritual.
Winter Moisturizing, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh - Make these softening and moisturizing skin delights.
Through the Looking Glass, Susanna Reppert Brill - A glimpse into the life of Fairy Artist, Cicely Mary Barker. First in a new series!
What Will You Do This Winter? List Article - We asked the Yahoo! group what they are looking forward to in the quiet of winter.
Making Time, Rachel Johnston - The things you love most often fall to the end of the list. Shouldn’t they come first?
Matcha Tea, Jackie Johnson - Revered for thousands of years, this powdered tea deserves a place in your cup.
Dried Flower Candle Decals, Maryanne Schwartz - Turn a plain pillar candle into a work of art, or make a wax hurricane lamp.
Creativitea, Molly Sams - So many herbs to try!
Elders & Herbs: People, Pets & Herbs, Janice Masters - Companion animals benefit from the food as medicine adage, with a sprinkling of herbs..
2015 Herbs in the Spotlight, Tina Sams - This year, Savory and Common Dittany have been chosen for study.
TMJ, Adrian White - Herbal help for Temporalmandibular Joint Disorder.
Herbal Crafting with Kids, Sharlene Young-Bolen - Fun projects for kids.
Balsam Poplar (Cottonwood) Soap, Marci Tsohonis - Oil infused with Cottonwood buds is the base for this luxury bar.
Interesting Folk Remedies for Cold and Flu, Sandy Michelsen - A collection of ways to ease those winter bugs, including chicken soup.
Excerpts from Granny’s Remedy Book, Susan Hess - 19th century Pennsylvania cough remedies, many of which (or variations) are still in common use.
3 Categories of Skin Issues, Jamie Jackson - So you say you have a rash, eh?
Scents from the Still Room, Catherine Love - Refreshing the scent of home in the middle of winter.

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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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