Susan Miller Cavitch
Susan Miller Cavitch taught herself soap making through extensive research and experimentation. She operated a retail mail-order soap company for many years. She is the author of The Soapmaker’s Companion and The Natural Soap Book, and she lives in Tennessee.
Books by this Author
Learn every step of the soapmaking process from master soapmaker Susan Miller Cavitch. Once you have mastered her basic skills, go on to create personal soaps that suit your own tastes as well as those of your family and friends
Early printings of this book contain a recipe variation in a sidebar note on page 36. As a result of further testing, author Susan Miller Cavitch and Storey Publishing strongly recommend that you do not try this variation. Adding honey when you are combining the sodium hydroxide and water may result in a stronger reaction with more intense heat. The mixture may bubble up quickly and come out of the pot, posing a potential hazard.
“The Natural Soap Book will be a welcome guide for anyone taking up the home craft.”
— Debra Warner, Orange County Register