Melt and Pour Soapmaking

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 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

Contents

Soap Bases
12
Fragrance
14
Natural Additives
17
Colorants
20
Mold
22
Equipment
24
Terms
26
Cautions
27
Hand Milled Soap Procedure
68
Bath Balls
70
Savon de Comte
72
Zen Bar
73
Tuscany Soap
74
Bath Salts
76
Botanical Blends
90
Bubble Bath Recipes
98

Making Melt Pour Soup
28
Easy Molded Soaps
34
Loaf Style Soaps
46
Embedded Surprises
52
Embossed Soaps
56
Double Molded Soaps
60
Bath Massage Oils Recipes
102
Bath Power Recipes
106
Fragrance Collections
108
Metric Conversion
126
Index
127
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