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  The Bathroom Chemist Book making your own bath and body products basics, recipes and formulas

by Deborah R. Dolen       

Make your own Bath Gel, Bubble Bath, Shampoo Bars, Soap Balls, Soap on a Rope, Soap Gems, Body Balm, Body Butter, Carrot Lotion for Dry Skin, Rose Hand Creme, Peppermint Foot Creme, Bath Bombs, Silky Body Lotion, Lip Balms, Lip Gloss, Solid Perfumes, Baby Powder, Buttermilk Bath, Foaming Vanilla and Honey Bath Oil, Dream Pillows, Bath Teas and Much More!

Spiral Bound Book   e-Book Version    Click Here for V/DVD Video

The Bathroom Chemist  written by Deborah R. Dolen is the most popular of her 25 books.   The Bathroom Chemist is great base book for those who want to learn how to make their own body care products but have no clue where to start.  You can never go wrong making your own products for you and your family.  Beyond significant savings making your own body care often results in higher quality and more natural products.  Many body care items are marked up 1000% percent.  It is also fun and fairly easy to make your own formulas.  Not just beginners, Dolen's book is also great for advanced persons as the book contains a natural coloration chart, explains the difference between antioxidants and preservatives, as well as where to buy ingredients cheaply and locally when possible among other attributes.  The Self Apothecary, another famous book by Deborah Dolen contains a fragrance oil blending chart and a separate theme of recipes and formulas. The Self Apothecary is presently Dolen's second most popular publishing's.  Published by Mabel White DIY.

Where to buy ingredients cheaply and locally when possible is something not typically discussed on the web and many ingredients that may sound exotic on the web are standard in the home-such as the air freshener crystals are really re-purposed water retention beads from the garden.   That is OK, it is just empowering to know what to drop money on re the net and what can be secured locally.  Essential oils are one example of what I would never [ever] buy local.    ~D.R. Dolen       

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Complete with recipes and formula’s for the whole toiletry range.  Deborah Dolen's The Bathroom Chemist has a strong focus on glamorous and simple product packaging on a shoe string, as well as an important carrier oil property chart in the back of the book.  The Bathroom Chemist is full of recipes and formula’s that cover the entire range of toiletries, starting from easiest to most difficult.  (93 Pages.)    Recently updated with new ideas, metric conversions as well as U.S. standard weights. Registered National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ISBN 1-894872-01-0 Mabel White.

     The Bathroom Chemist Spiral Bound or eBook, written by Deborah R. Dolen, is such a useful guide for creating your own health and beauty products. To start with, the table of contents breaks many toiletries down into several main easy to understand groups, such as the powder family, the soap family, the balm family and the perfume family. Click thumbnail to the left to see all the neat stuff you will learn.  This is Dolen's BEST book for beginners by far.  Updated in 2006 to include metric conversions--packaging your product tastefully and on a shoe string is the hallmark of this book.  This book also has a valuable carrier and essential oil properties chart in the back, so you can decide what ingredients you really want to focus on.  Click thumbnail of photo to envision the possibilities!

Click here to purchase Bathroom Chemist The Film on DVD video and internet download

One of our many favorites of this book happens to be the Bath Bombs,  along with Bath Tea's that are so easy to make and completely luxurious to use! Stores charge outrageously more when you can create the same quality products, if not better! The Bathroom Chemist also covers the Salt Family, Lotion Family, and just about anything you may find in a bathroom. It contains tons of recipes for bath salts, bubble bath, bath oils, the new soaps that look like real gem stones. Other favorite formulas of The Bathroom Chemist include: Rose Hand Creme' recipe, Gardener's Hand Creme' recipe, the old fashioned Soap on a Rope recipe, Body Butters, and Alum Natural Deodorant to name a few. 

Also very popular in The Bathroom Chemist book is detailed instruction on how to make gem soaps.

Let your imagination soar! Both books contain the best ideas to create items perfect for gift baskets! You save money while creating the most natural products for your family and friends. This book prints out about 80 very nicely laid out instructional pages. Copyright Mabel White DIY.  For other great Mabel White Books with a valuable Fragrance oil blending chart  please see  The Self Apothecary. 


Using Natural Colors When Possible
Using Natural Colors When Possible
Using Artificial Colors Wisely
Fragrance is Everything!
Making Your Own Extracts
Fragrance is Everything!
Natural Preservatives
Natural Preservatives
Making Your Own Essential Oils
Essential Oil Caution:
Making Your Own Extracts
Bath Gel
Bubble Bath
Premium Pearlized Foaming Milk Bath
Pearlized Bubble Bath Instructions
Solid Soap Family
Embossing Soaps
Embellishing Soaps
Farmhouse Antibacterial Soap
Herbal Castile Soap Balls
Shampoo Bars
Basic Shampoo Bar Recipe
Soap Balls
Soap Gems
Soap On a Rope
Soap Petals for Guest Bathrooms
Soap Slices
Basic Hair Conditioner Formula
Basic Lotion Bar Recipe
Basic Lotion Bar Recipe II
Basic Lotion Bar III - Hard and Waxy
Basic Lotion Bar IV - Greasy, but Fast Absorption
Hemp Body Butter
Rose Hand Crème Recipe
Carrot Lotion for Dry Skin Recipe
Almond Oil/Honey Lip Balm
More on Balm Making Recipe
Baby Diaper Ointment Recipe
Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Recipe
Edible Love Lotion Recipe
Coconut Lip Gloss Recipe
Fresh Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe
Healing Balms and Salves Formula
White Tiger Balm Formula
Herbal Healing Salve Formula
Lip Balm Recipe
Lip Balm Recipe II
Mabel's Natural Deodorant Stick (No Alum)
Sweet Honey Lip Balm
Baby & Body Powder Recipe
Best Baby and Body Powder Recipe
Buttermilk Bath Recipe
Chocolate Tub Truffles
Lavender Milk Bath
Milk Bath Recipe
Natural Carpet Deodorizer
Oatmeal Milk Bath
Oil-Free French Pink Clay Mud Mask
Revitalizing Shimmering Body Soak Crystals
Soothing Chamomile Body Powder
Bath Bombs
How to Make Bath Bombs
Spiced Yin and Yang Bath Bombs
Bath Salts
Energizing Bath Salts Formula
Natural Lemon Salt/Sugar Skin Exfoliator
Relaxing Bath Formula
Salt Glow Recipe
Salt Glow Recipe
Bath Oil Recipe
Bath Oil Recipe
Foaming Vanilla and Honey Formula
Fragrant Bath Oil
Bath Teas
Revitalizing Bath Tea Recipe
Scented Sachets
Scents for your Linens, Closets and Drawers
Scents to Induce a Peaceful Night's Rest
Country Comfort Recipe
Mabel's Dream Pillows Making
Sleepy Time Pillow Making
Sweet Dreams Pillow Making

Basic Potpourri Instructions
Fragrant Leaves, Flowers, or Petals
Petals, Leaves, and Pods
Fixatives and Oils
Dry Potpourri
Lavender Jar Potpourri
Uses for Scented Sachets or Muslin Bags
Potpourri Gems
Perfume Formulas
Body Splash Formula
Non-Alcoholic Body Splash
Our Formula for a Wedding Type Perfume
Air Freshener Gel
Room & Linen Sprays
Home Made Febreeze!
Homemade Car Freshener
Making Your Own Sweet Cleaners
Toiletry Formula's for Matching Gift Sets
Toiletry Chart
Shopping List
Royal Almond Bath Oil
Royal Almond Bath Soap
Royal Almond Lotion
Royal Almond Matching Soy Candle
Royal Almond Dry Milk Bath
Apple Walnut Nut Lip Balm
Apple Walnut Bath Oil
Apple Bath Bombs
Chocolate Bath Oil
Matching Chocolate Bath Truffles
Chocolate Milk Bath
Chocolate-E Lip Gloss
Coconut Bath Soap
Coconut and Macadamia Nut Lip Balm
Matching Coconut Soy Candle
Cotton Fragranced Soy Candle
Cotton Scented Linen Drawer Sachets
Cotton Fragrance Room & Pillow Spray
Darjeeling Chai



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About Author Deborah Dolen return to home page

Deborah Dolen is the Editor in Chief for Mabel White DIY and author of over 25 DIY books, 1,000 articles and several TV "how to" Films.  Deborah Dolen is also an environmental writer and has her own content syndication.  Deborah Dolen was widowed when she was on her 30's and went on to raise three great daughters in FL up against many obstacles.  This is the time period she generated her most fascinating DIY books.

Deborah Dolen was born in a Catholic Infant Home on Niagara Falls, the U.S. side.  It was known as Our Lady of Victory.  Deborah grew up in the Adirondack mountains in Upstate New York although moved around a lot and always in transition.  Her teenage years were more stable and thoroughbred race horses were her passion. She skipped school a lot in the 70's to walk and groom the likes of Man o' War and Secretariat.  When she was not grooming horses in Saratoga she was hitting the ski slopes of Killington in Vermont, Pikes Peak, or Gore Mountain to name a few.  To this day K-2's are her favorite skis and Head are her favorite bindings.

In her 20's  Deborah Dolen built some 520 legal clinics for the poor from the ground up and ran for 17 years.  People simply needed affordable legal access and that still has not changed much.  Having grown up poor and discriminated against-even disallowed to play with certain toys...Deborah had never been a quiet type and bucked many regimes as an adult.  In the 80's she felt almost all legal fees were oppressive to the majority for no reason and feels they still are.  Her organization helped well over 100,000 people.  Many of those were able to teach other people in turn.  As with health care, Canada does not charge its citizens for most common family law issues and Deborah feels family issues, including financial ones, should not be a feeding frenzy in the states as it still certainly is. No one should profit of the demise of another person.

Fast forward a few decades and Deborah Dolen is very much into flying and canine rescue as well as DIY projects she writes about and films from her Florida home.  Although her passions have always been with horse racing she is very into auto racing, focus and performance in Daytona and Charlotte, NC.  Deborah presently writes about environmental topics beyond DIY subjects that will always fascinate her.  Her dog Ringo, adopted from Katrina, is usually by her side.

You can join Deborah Dolen her on twitter facebook or check out her home page for RSS syndication.    See demos of her work on YouTube here and Amazon here.  Mabel White