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Milk Based Soaps Book by Casey Makela
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Author: Makela, Casey
Publisher: Storey Books
Copyright: 1997
Number of Pages: 112
ISBN: 0882669842
Price: $12.95

Create this sought-after soap at home using the specialized yet simple techniques Casey Makela has developed in more than 15 years of soapmaking. With her in-depth instructions you'll learn to:

  • Make both vegetable and tallow-based soaps using common ingredients and equipment
  • Create classic beauty soaps, like Milk-based Oatmeal and Peaches and Cream
  • Experiment with specialty soaps from the practical to the lush - Nitty-Gritty to Romantic Rose
  • Name, package and market your soaps to turn your hobby into a money-maker!

Casey Makela owns and operates the Killmaster Soap & Woolen Works in Harrisville, Michigan, where she lives with her husband and seven children.

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1 - A Glance Back
  • Chapter 2 - The Fundamentals of Soapmaking
  • Chapter 3 - What is Milk?
  • Chapter 4 - Preparing to Put Milk into Soap
  • Chapter 5 - The Standard Milk-Based Soap Method
  • Chapter 6 - Specialty Recipes
  • Chapter 7 - Recipes for Other Milk-Based Beauty Aids
  • Chapter 8 - Package it with Appeal
  • Chapter 9 - Making Soap, Making Money
  • Resource Information
  • Index

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Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Susan

Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009

Location: Aquone, NC

Comments: I love all the recipes in the book and the chapter on how to market them.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Kelly

Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Location: Lawton, MI

Comments: While the process is different than the usual cold process soaps, I agree that these soaps are awesome and well worth the effort! I found the book easy to use, full of information and very well written. This is the book to use if you want more than powdered milk in your soaps!


Rating: 4 out of 5

Reviewed By: Janet

Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Location: Conway, NC

Comments: Although the instructions are very detailed and appear complicated, once you get the hang of making milk soaps, the results are well worth the effort. It also gets easier and faster with practice. This book produces some of the most awesome soap I have ever used.


Rating: 2 out of 5

Reviewed By: Donna

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2003

Location: Seattle, WA

Comments: When I read this book I heard the theme music from the circus in my head. How many more hoops and tricks can you do to create soap? I agree with the other person, this is definitely way too complicated a process. I'd love to try milk soap, but not if it includes all the steps this author says you have to go through. There just has to be an easier, or at least less complicated way.



Total Number of Ratings: 5
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