Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 11, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 360 pages
Make floating candles, herbal soaps, and even a home spa

Discover the secrets of color, shape, and scent the fun and easy way?

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned craftperson, this fun book offers everything you need to make beautiful, professional-looking candles and soaps at home. You get practical tips on dyeing and scenting wax, using unusual molds, adding embellishments to candles, working with soap ingredients, and even turning your hobby into a business!

Discover How To:

  • Stock a safe & efficient work area
  • Work with all types of wax
  • Add color and scent to your projects
  • Make melt-and-pour soaps
  • Turn a hobby into a business

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User Review  - stypulkoski - LibraryThing

This book is a good resource if you're interested in candlemaking, but not very useful at all if you're looking for information on soapmaking. It doesn't discuss cold process or hot process soapmaking ... Read full review

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Tackling SoapMaking Basics
fietting Started in Candle Making
Working with W
Achieying the Look You Want for Your Candles Again
Fin in h P rf
Creating Simple Projects
laZZing Up Your Candles
Creating Scentsations Adding Color and Scent
Going Beyond Basic Soap
Creating a Home
Solying SoapMaking Dilemmas
M in nin h an 1e and oa Makin orld
Turning a Hobby into a Business
The Part of Tens
Ten or 0 Great Gift Ideas for Family and Friends

Decorating Your Candles with Flair
Making More Adyanced Projects
Preparing to Make Soap
Grasping SoapMakings Basic Techniques
Del in intoA iti
Making Up a Batch of Lip Balm
Chatting with Your Customers
Additional Resources for Ayid Candlemakers
Color Insert

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Kelly Ewing is a writer and editor who lives in the wonderful community of Fishers, Indiana, with her husband Mark, her daughter Katie, her son Carter, and furry canine friend Cheyenne. She has coauthored several books, including The Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, PCs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Direct Mail For Dummies. She has ghostwritten several books and edited more than 75 books on a variety of topics. She also writes articles on sports, travel, and human interest for several newspapers. In her spare time — when she can find it! — she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, walking, writing, scrapbooking, cooking, and doing crafts.

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