Melt and Pour Soapmaking

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Sterling, Mar 1, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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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 it 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 oils (with tips on blending); additives such as almond or beeswax; colorants; and molds for hexagons, delicate shells, and more. Plus; information on hand milling.

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This is a beautiful book that includes a brief history of soapmaking, materials needed, information on base soaps, fragrances, natural additives, colouring soaps, molds, equipment, complete directions ... Read full review


Hand Milled Soap Procedure
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Marie Browning is the author of 31 crafting books, with more than 2 million copies in print. Her articles have appeared in national craft, home decor, and trade magazines. The winner of several Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) design awards, she was named a "Top Influential Industry Designer" by Craftrends magazine. A creative consultant to craft industry manufacturers, she is currently signature designer at American Tombow.

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