Author Susan Miller Cavitch is the founder and president of Soap Essentials, Inc., a Memphis-based retail mail-order company producing homemade herbal products. She is the author of The Natural Soap Book, which gained praise from Debra Warner from the Orange County Register: "The Natural Soap Book will be a welcome guide for anyone taking up the home craft." Country Living magazine also had acclaim for this book: "Ms. Cavitch walks her audience through the complete process of soapmaking, and teaches readers everything from how to acquire materials and equipment to how to trim the final results." She has also written The Soapmaker's Companion. Susan lives in Eads, Tennessee.