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Following up from the worldwide success of “Soap Naturally”, Marina and Patrizia share their extensive experience on as natural as possible soapmaking in a series of smaller, more topical and much cheaper books, called "The Super-Naturally series". Authoritative, concise yet exhaustive, and small in price at only $19.90 RRP, the first volume in the series, “The Natural Soapmaking Handbook”, provides aspiring, new and expert soapmakers with effective know-how as the key to discover the secrets of reliably successful soaping results. After explaining about fundamental ingredients, additives, tools, equipment, safety precautions and workplace setup, the Handbook describes in full detail all modern handmade "paste" methods to manufacture as natural as possible, skin- and eco-friendly, sustainable soaps. Cold Process (CP), Discounted Water CP, No-Heat Applied CP, Hot Process (HP), Double Boiler HP, Oven HP, Crockpot HP, Microwave HP, CPOP (Cold Process Oven Process) and In The Mould HP are accurately illustrated in easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Also covered are advanced techniques for special soaps: from liquid soapmaking to milk, butter and honey soap; from layered and swirled soaps to composite soaps and embeds. Clear instructions for reclaiming, reshaping and rebatching virtually any kind of soap complement the authors’ super-accurate troubleshooting guide to making the most of every batch of soap. As precious gems scattered along the book, you will be able to discover the truth on soda ash, lye-free soap and other common misconceptions about soap in many “Soap myth buster” sections. With the key concept of the series being frugality, the book is in Black & White, with colour photographs available from the Web, at the http://www.demetra.com/natural_soapmaking/handbook/ mini-site.