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Post: #95820 Annpan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:00 pm

I am looking for a good recipe book for homemade toileteries... lipbalms, bath salts, aromatherapy stuff, etc... (doesn't have to cover proper soap making but would be nice if it did)

I did get one out of the library - 1001 natural remedies - or something of that ilk, but it wasn't all that good... Any suggestions?

I have found a few good things online but I forget where they are or leave the computer upstairs when I need the recipe in the kitchen... and sometimes ya just want to flick through a book. :mrgreen:
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Post: #95836 frozenthunderbolt
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:00 am

The Make-Your-Own Cosmetic & Fragrance Book for New Zealanders
Written by Elizabeth Francke
Published by Reed
ISBN: 0 589 01319 X

Is a quite good general book.
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Post: #95941 Annpan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:18 pm

Thanking you kindly :mrgreen:
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Post: #96811 Louiseh
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:15 pm

Hi, just read your message, I can recommend the two following books

Melinda Cross, The Handmade Soap Book, this is a great book!

Plus
Making Scented Soap by Linda Hambleden, again another mainly soaps book, but also starts to cover bath melts

I will pm you with lots of other stuff too!

Louise :flower:

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Post: #96830 Annpan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:53 pm

Thanks Linda...

tbh not really interested in the fancy bath stuff (having no hot running water... chance would be a fine thing...ha)
What I do want is to replace the everyday things that I use with homemade... and be able to make gifts. I have done melt and pour soaps, bath bombs and bath salts but just looking for more everyday type stuff.

The handmade soap book sounds just right - I don't yet have the confidence to work with lye, etc but one day I will. :mrgreen:
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Post: #96864 frozenthunderbolt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:37 am

Louiseh wrote:Hi, just read your message, I can recommend the two following books

Melinda Cross, The Handmade Soap Book, this is a great book!

Louise :flower:


Ive been searching for this one for a while in nz but am yet to find a copy for sale at a reaonable price. :cry:

I can get 100% pure lye as drain cleaner + all sundry mixing and safety equiptment at my work - the hardware store bar cany thermometers which i cant seem to find for love nor money . . . maybe i just need to get out more and look further afeild :geek:
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Post: #96893 Louiseh
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:53 am

Hi, Have you tried looking for Jam making Thermometers, ? These are usually the best as they can stand the high heat temperature.


That is the only real criteria for the thermometer, it must be able to stand the high temperature. Doesn't have to be any special one.

Good luck

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Post: #96903 Annpan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:27 am

frozenthunderbolt wrote:The Make-Your-Own Cosmetic & Fragrance Book for New Zealanders
Written by Elizabeth Francke
Published by Reed
ISBN: 0 589 01319 X

Is a quite good general book.


I have tried searching for this and would need to import it from NZ... It does look like a great book though :?

I'll keep looking and see if I can find it at a reasonable price.
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Post: #98618 frozenthunderbolt
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:31 am

Candy/jam thermometers woudl be ideal yah, we dont stock them though, i think . . . i may have to spend a spare 10 min searching our system - over 400, thou products in it you see :shock:

Good luck ann pan! i'll look out for another copy - ive seen them cheep at times if i can get it i'll send it to you :cheers:
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Post: #98645 Annpan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:48 am

frozenthunderbolt wrote:Good luck ann pan! i'll look out for another copy - ive seen them cheep at times if i can get it i'll send it to you :cheers:

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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