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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Press (September 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883010985
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883010980
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

With the rise of interest in aromatherapy and natural fragrances, homemade soap has increased in popularity. Herbs and essential oils play a large part in the finished products in both of these books, whose authors have written other books on soapmaking. Browning's melt-and-pour projects use commercially available soap bases that can be melted in a microwave or double boiler and scented and molded to suit the maker's taste. Her recipes include bath salts and oils as well as soaps. Maine has a natural soap business and makes everything from scratch. She offers instructions and formulas for all types of soap, including bath soap, shampoo, pet soaps, and even poison ivy remedies. Both books are recommended for public libraries.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Sandy Maine is the author of Herbal Homekeeping, Soothing Soaps for Healthy Skin, and The Soap Book, and is the creator of the Sunfeather Handcrafted Herbal Soap Company. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Customer Reviews

A lot of good information.
suzanne
There are a few new receipes but not enough to make it worth your money to purchase this one if you already own the others.
Karen Szcz
"Clean, Naturally" is a very good collection of soap and household cleaner recipes.
C. Hill

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Quaker Annie on May 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
Ah, I see much criticism of this lovely book -- folks want something new and exciting. This book clearly isn't an information about soapmaking book -- it is actually a bit more and a bit less than that.

This book presents itself like a gift book -- remiscent of a table top gift book. Tucked into the pages are Maine's basic beliefs on the goodness of home recipes for soaps, shampoos. There are little bits on skin care and hair care. She provides her favorite recipes, using many of the same ingredients.

Although she refers to the training received in the first chapters, it is less training than a lovely presentation -- for a how to of soap making, I'd use a more informational book or information from a class (for soaps made with lye, thank you very much, pretty pictures are not enough!)

In addition to the interesting recipes (for Russian Dishwashing Disk, for example) there is a chapter on Toilet Bowl Cleaners, a Leather Care recipe, a chapter on Making Your own laundry supplies, another on Natural Pet Care and a section on her invention of the "soap tassels" line -- with a couple of recipes.

The idea, I think, is to take her basic vegetable based recipes (CRISCO OIL!!!) and be motivated to make up some of your own, using the logic behind the percentages she uses and the combination of fragrances, seeds, herbs and such.

An addition to the library -- still haven't found my basic must have can't do without soapmaking book!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Smith on November 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
The author is well known up here and this new book of hers is a great for any one who wants to run a more eco-friendly and economical household. It gives recipes for safe house cleaning solutions, laundry cleaners (this is an excellent section), and personal soaps for adults. There are even recipes for homemade diaper rash cream for babies (which I used on my fourteen-month old) and an all-natural flea shampoo for pets (which I used on our standard poodle). It is also a great read--lots of good advice and ideas for cutting down on harmful products we routinely use on our selves and in our home. I plan to give this as part of a shower present to a cousin of mine who is getting married.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Holly Lynne on November 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book was passed on to me from a friend and I am so happy it has come into my hands. Clean, Naturally is packed full of interesting, usefull information that is good for knowledge and functional purposes. The photography is exquisite and all the stories make each soap that more special. Wonderfully constructed! Now I have plenty of projects to do for the wintertime!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 2002
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Scanning through this book, I just wanted to let others know that it appears that Sandy Maine has just taken her first book ("The Soap Book"), added a few new ideas to it and called it a new book. All of the introduction and the body soap recipes are word for word identical. I hate it when authors do this, and find it borderline dishonest. By the way, "The Soap Book" is a nice little book for the price, more for the general info and photography than for the recipes, which are all variations of one theme, each of which makes too much of one type of soap, and uses way too much essential oil.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Babushka on April 28, 2004
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I had the same problem many had with this book. The soap recipes are just one recipe with simple changes in EOs and Fillers. Ho..Hummm. What filled 52 pages should have taken maybe 6.
The balance of the book contains recipes for Bodycare and Natural Homekeeping. While the Bodycare recipes looked inviting, most of the Homekeeping recipes were not acceptable to me. I say that only because of the use of one ingredient...sodium lauryl sulfocacetate. After doing some research on this surfectant, I found that while it's deemed to be milder than either SLS or SLES (which I don't use in my home), it is still considered an irritant ("Synthetic detergent made from sulphur trioxide and fatty alcohols derived from coconut oils.") If this ingredient seems okay for you to use, the rest of the ingredients do appear to be completely natural. And although I don't think I'd have a use for "Beeswax Saddle Soap", I would for the "Herbal Sleep Pillow".
I truly wish there was a completely naturaly substitute for the SLSulfoacetate...then this book would be more useful to me. As it is, it unfortunately goes in my library donation pile.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Karen Szcz on January 11, 2003
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If you own Sandy Maine's books "The Soap Book" and "Soothing Soaps" do not waste your money on this one. Everything in the other two books is in this one "word for word". There are a few new receipes but not enough to make it worth your money to purchase this one if you already own the others. I was disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Louis on March 15, 2007
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I'm so glad I didn't let the previous reviews keep me from purchasing this book. It is not intended to be a book on "soapmaking", but rather on natural homemade products for the home and body. With the utmost respect to previous reviewers, just reading the title "Clean, Naturally - Recipes for Body, Home, and Spirit" tells what the book is about. There is no indication that this would even be a "soapmaking" manual or why anything extrodinarly new would be in this book. Natural cleaning has few variations - that's why it's "natural".

This is a lovely book and Sandy Maine did an excellent job in putting it together. It is practical, has easy to follow directions, and no-nonsense overly wordy approach. I love it!
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More About the Author

I enjoy the comfort of the indoors after enjoyment of the wildness of the outdoors.
I love to swim, ski, ride horses, garden, hike, travel. I love to work up a good appetite and come home to a well prepared meal of garden or locally grown foods. I enjoy being a good wife and mother, and I enjoy a few good friendships. I like to munch on fair trade chocolate chips, when its time to get creative for writeing or artistic product development work at Sunfeather.I am a pacifist, an optimist and I believe that Love can conquer anything.