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The Essential Herbal Magazine

Current Issue - September/October 2015

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams - It seems that the only constant is change.
All Hallow’s Eve! Molly Sams - Some spooky plant lore for herbies.
The Nuances of New England Aster, Kristine Brown - That beautiful purple in autumn needs to come inside with you. Find out why.
25 Herb To-Dos for Fall, Rita Richardson - Simple ideas to celebrate the season.
Dream Pillows, Jackie Johnson - Complete instructions and information for beautiful (or utilitarian) pillows to improve sleep and dreams.
Goldenrod, Tina Sams - This glowing weed has much healing to offer.
In Hot Pursuit of Peppers, Int’l Herb Association - A preview of the 2016 Herb of the Year. Such powerful little peppers.
The Wild Rose, Sandy Michelsen - Have you carefully dried wild rose petals? Here are some things to do with them.
Harvest Time, Perfect for Tea Time! Cathy Calf Child - Teas from your yard or from halfway around the globe - something new for everyone!
Autumn Projects for the Still Room, Catherine Love - 5 great projects to make now.
Savon di Alep, Marci Tsohonis - Make world famous soap in your own home. How’s that for spectacular?
Take a Breather, Suzan Scholl - We breathe over 23,000 times a day. Read about herbs and techniques to help make it better.
Making Your Own Hard Cider, Gregory Snader - The apples are ripe, and cider is showing up everywhere. Great instructions for making your own “hard” cider!
Cosmetics for Sensitive Skin, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh - Cold, dry weather is on the way. These preparations will help your skin survive.
Cover by Carey Jung - Additional original artwork by Debra Sturdevant

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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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