"But it is Melinda Coss, in "The Handmade Soap Book" who assures the uninitiated that they can make soap. She is the playful coach who, with humor and joy, shows the delightful side of soapmaking. Her book is also chock-full of the work of still-life photographer Emma Pelos, and sure to capture the heart of any gardener. It is a creative presentation that brings out the extraordinary beauty of ordinary garden goods, such as herbs, fruit, and twine, in combination with soap." -- The Register-Guard
From the Back Cover
In a world filled with artificial and synthetic products, this book shows you how to creat your own soaps and bathtime luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialized equipment. Gorgeous photography and simple, easy-to-follow recipes will inspire you to start right away.
-- Create a soap to suit your own personal skin type
-- Choose from a range of scintillating and mouth-watering ingredients, including peach, cucumber, ylang ylang, cinnamon, pine, pepperment, camomile, lavender, sandalwood, chocolate, goat's milk and many, many more
-- Includes recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes, bath oils and foaming bath creams
-- Solve all your gift problems -- with soaps for grown-ups and kids, men and women
-- Plus great ideas for packaging and presenting your finished soaps