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The Essential Herbal Magazine

Current Issue - January/February 2016

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams - Some personal thoughts as we leap into our 15th year of publication.
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Daniel Cashman - A little history, and some information on how TCM is used today.
Beginner Medicinal Herbs for Children - Flu Season, Dawnmarie Schneider - Do you know how to dose a child with herbs? A few really helpful herbs and how to use them.
Clary Sage, Carol Ann Harlos - Learn about this gloriously showy and useful member of the Salvia family.
Toners, Tina Sams - Quick and easy facial toners to keep your skin feeling
Garden Journals, Jackie Johnson - Keeping track of what goes on from year to year is a valuable habit to acquire. Jackie talks about lots of things we might not have thought to.
Returning to My Herbal Roots, Catherine Love - A year-end remembrance and return.
Greeting the Cold Moon, Jackie McDowell - Staying comfortable in the wintertime cold can be a challenge during the monthly cycles, but herbs can help.
February, Adrie Lester - A poem
How’d We Get Here? Tina Sams - As our EH family has grown and grown, we realized that maybe some of you might like to “meet” us.
Kicking Crud with Cayenne, Kristine Brown - Cayenne—Herb of the Year—as only Kristine can write about it.
Pain: Herbs That Help, Suzan Tobias Scholl - What is pain and how can we use herbs to help deal with it?
Bohemian Rose Soap, Marci Tsohonis - With a name like that, what else do you need to know? I want that soap!!!.
Combating Stress & Sadness with Herbs, Michelle Pfaff - Personal experience is unfortunately a great teacher.
Cupcake Tin Herb Cubes, Rita Richardson - Preserving herbs.
Surviving the Long Winter, Debbie Sturdevant - Great suggestions for pulling through and getting to the other side along with a beautiful illustration, also by Debbie.
Tea Time, Sandy Michelsen - Some tea history, and wonderful blends you can make. Perfect for relaxing with a good book.
Spring Cleaning with Herbs, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh - Non-toxic, natural cleaning solutions are less expensive and less damaging to our skin, surfaces, and the environment.
Tea Crafting for Winter Wellness, Kori Rodley - Some great herbal teas to support and assist in the 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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