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Handcrafting Artisan Salves & Lip Balms From Your Kitchen by Alan Bullington will not only save you quite a lot of money, the book will also help you create products that are far better than commercially produced products... Bullington will teach you all the ins and outs of creating your own products for yourself... Stop wasting your money on products which you can easily make yourself in the comfort of your home, and start saving money while having a better product... It is that easy! -  J Braunn

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Making salves and lip balms and similar products is very easy. This book explains the basics of salve and balm making and then shows the reader how to progress to advanced salve making. Included in the book are several proven recipes for products of several completely different types.

With the details you get in this book, the reader can make an endless variety of different products. You are in no way limited to just using these recipes. In fact, a main point of the book is to help you gain the freedom to make your own recipes. Why just copy what others have done? Have fun with your own creations. Experiment.

Eliminate complicated, expensive skin care products from your life. Make your own.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 74 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (February 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482374366
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482374360
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am brand new to creating my own natural product line. I have read a very many books so,far and while some are good there are others that simply leave,you scratching your head. This book was great. Informative, to the point and honest. I learned more here in the hour I spent with it then in 5 of the previous books I read. Thank you for sharing your knowledge:) God Bless:)
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The author covers this subject well, giving reasons why you should handcraft salves and balms, providing some understanding of how the various ingredients work as well as process hints from his considerable experience and proven sources for the ingredients. He provides a number of recipes and suggestions for how to vary them to customize them. This is a fluff-free book. It is quick to read, but it is intended to serve as a guide for actually making product. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to creating some salves myself.
Don't ignore the wisdom in weighing vs. using volumetric measures. All chemical equations are mass-balance, not volumetric. We are so accustomed to volumetric measures in the kitchen, but even Alton Brown, the famous cooking guru of the cooking network, recommends weighing ingredients.
Alan, thanks for a good guide. Don 't understand the reviewer who said there were no recipes. Odd. Perhaps he confused your book for another.
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This is a good starter book with basic information on various ingredients and simple recipes. I would have really enjoyed some pictures of finished products, and the resources section could have been more comprehensive. However, it is a solid introductory book.
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Great read! I covered this front to back in 2 and a half hours and learned more than I could in all the research I've done in the last 3 weeks. I started making my own salves and balms after the kids had a bout with poison ivy and I know nature's poison ivy cure..but couldn't figure how to preserve it until some research. Now I am making healing salves and body butters of all kinds and this book added many ideas to my cabinet. I already sell them, but the info and links to wholesale and label/canning supplies is nice too. Good to have a few ratios and recipes to build on as well. Worth a read.
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This is a great introduction to making salves and balms. Very basic and easy to understand. Perfect for the beginner crafter.
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This book convinced me to go salve/balm route instead of cream or lotion. Not bad and the best part is that this is paperless.
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This little book has some different recipes in it, but I think you can find others online that are more do-able. Most of the recipes require ingredients that are expensive to gather together, so you would need to make quantities before the ingredients expire. I wasn't too impressed.
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This is an easy read, while being very informative and easy to follow. Al makes it a simple process to quit rubbing PETROLEUM on your skin and start using skin loving plant oils instead. I only wish there were a few more recipes for those of us who aren't as creative as others.
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