Author(s): Diana Sutton
Discover the wonderful craft of hand-made soaps, bath bombs, bath salts and all other manner of bath time treats in Diana's Luscious collection of recipes that don't need special equipment, supplies or dangerous chemicals. Using everyday, and some not-so-everyday, ingredients Diana takes you through, step-by-step, how to make natural, skin-nourishing soaps, liquid shower gels, conditioning shampoos, luxurious bubble baths and bath bombs all in your own kitchen. Each section, covers a different 'smelly' and goes through the equipment needed, a guide to the basic techniques, adding dyes and scents, shaping and storage before moving on to giving recipes for beginners and then projects for the more experienced. It covers the art of crafting milk based, glycerine and liquid soaps, bath bombs, bubble baths, shampoos and shower gels all scented and coloured using oils, herbs and dyes, enabling you to make it yourself to give away as a gift or for that all-important, self-indulgent pampering session.
Diana Sutton has gathered quite a reputation for championing the 'Don't Buy it, make it' ethos with her books on cooking and crafting as well as her popular monthly articles in Home Farmer Magazine - the magazine that she co-edits with her husband, Paul Peacock. She lives in Manchester where she practices as much self-sufficiency in the city as possible - showing that you don't need lots of land to live the good life!.
Contents: Introduction; Knowing your essential oils and plant extracts; Soap making from scratch; Using shop bought 'melt and pour' bases and recipes; Bath bombs and bath salts; Shampoo recipes; Shower and bath products; Facial cleansers, toners and masks; Body and face scrubs; Hand and foot treatments