The Art Of Making Soap: A Harrowsmith Contemporary Primer
Submitter: For your consideration: one 1979 book on soap making. It still circulates quite a bit but I’m sure borrowers are as disappointed as I was. The age being the main factor, of course – things have changed in soap making at home. I know. I’ve made soap myself. It’s held together with some huge staples along the spine, the pages are yellow, there are very few pictures and what few there are are all in black and white. Seriously, this book is all washed up. So why are we keeping it? There must be more modern instructions out there.
Holly: There sure are! When you open a book that smells like 1979, you’re not exactly inspired to make nice-smelling soaps.