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Current Issue - March/April 2016

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams - Making lemonade from lemons, or movin’ on down.
In the Liminal, Adrie Lester - Poetry
Clingy Cleavers, Kristine Brown - Learn all about this early spring helper.
Herb Notes from 1000 Foods, Rita Richardson - Book review.
Simmering Spices, Maryanne Schwartz -A recipe to cleanse the air.
Relief from Restless Leg Syndrome, Liz Fulcher - Several great remedies to help put an end to that creepy crawly feeling.
Floriography, The Silent Language of Flowers, Debra Sturdevant - Communication was accomplished without uttering a word. Here’s how…
The Healing Power within Turmeric: Curcumin, Joe Smulevitz - This amazing spice has so much to offer us. It can address a great variety of ailments, and it complements so many dishes, too.
Crossword Puzzle, Cayenne - A little fun with the herb of the year.
Mountain Mint: Notable Native 2016, Molly Sams - One of our favorite plants for pollinators here in our garden.
Colonial Gardens, Jackie Johnson - Not so long ago, these gardens made the difference between a hard winter, and a terribly hard winter.
Native American Plant, Labrador Tea, Marcy Lautanen Raleigh - Read about this folk medicine also known as “Indian Tea.”
What Your Liver Needs, Suzan Tobias Scholl - What are the best ways to help keep this very vital organ… well… vital?
Figgie-Oat Honey Soap, Marci Tsohonis - Another spectacular and unusual soap recipe from Marci.
Violets: Jewels of the Field, Elisha Goulet - It’s almost time to spend a few hours on the ground picking violets. Find out why you’ll want to take part in this spring tradition.
Using Herbs in Self Care, Molly Sams - We so often forget how to slow down and relax, but with a few herbal preparations, it can be much easier.
Rosemary, Because I Remember! Tina Sams - This versatile tender perennial has long been a part of herbal legends.
It All Starts with the Harvest, Susanna Reppert-Brill - A chart showing tea from harvest to cup, and how it got there.

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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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