Melt & Pour Soapmaking

Melt & Pour Soapmaking

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Soaps fragrant with oils or spices, fizzing up the bath, or molded into perfect petals to place in a pretty jar beside the sink. Ones with guardian angels or good luck coins tucked inside. A virtual cornucopia of beautiful soaps will delight your senses with their scents, shapes, and feel. (Of course, they'll get you clean too, oh so gently, but they're almost too attractive to use up!) And, these soaps are easy to make, out of the kindest, chemical-free ingredients. Just take a commercially available glycerine or coconut-oil base, cut it up, and melt in a microwave or double boiler. Pour the liquid into molds to set--and let the real fun begin. Your imagination will go wild with possibilities as you check out different types of aromatic and essential oil (with tips on blending); additives such as almond or beeswax, colorants; and molds for hexagons, delicate shells, and more. Plus: information on hand milling! A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.


Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 2000
Description: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780806929989
0806929987
Branch Call Number: 668.12 Bro

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rachael21509 Jun 15, 2017

Great book for beginners looking to dabble in soap-making for the first time.

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Cannlex21
May 28, 2017

Provided within are plenty of tips and tricks for a smooth first attempt at making your own soap. I will say that though many of the recipes enclosed call for fragrance oils, I am much more comfortable using essential oils as they are more pure and less likely to cause skin irritation. The only thing that could make it better would be a list of product providers and why they are reccommended. (For example, a consumer might be interested in finding out why a certain Chicago based essential oil provider is superior to the fad-like DoTerra brand and the brands provided at the local Bed Bath and Beyond.) Consumers might also be interested in soap making suppliers and corresponding ratings. Finding a great supplier for glycerin is nice, but if the company is outrageous in pricing for mica or packaging, it is even better to know about a company that provides most, if not all supplies at great quality and prices. A great book for those who have never made soap but would like to give it a try. Beginners will find that the process is much simpler than it may have initially seemed. Kids love to see a product made from start to finish as well, so it is a hit at our house.

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