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Melt & Pour Soapmaking by Marie Browning
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Melt & Pour Soapmaking

by Marie Browning

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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, lots of fabulous soap recipes and recipes for bath salts, soaks, tablets, and bombs. It also includes recipes for herbal mixes that you put in little packets and throw in the tub, sachets, potpourri, bubble bath, bath oil, massage oil and dusting powder. There is also a section in the back that shows you how to put together groups of products for gift giving. It's a very complete reference book with beautiful photographs that any newbie can use to make soaps and other luxury items for the bath.
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Extremely thorough and beautifully designed, Melt & Pour Soapmaking features dozens of luscious soap projects, with directions explicit enough for the novice and ideas sophisticated enough for the practiced soap maker. Accomplished craft designer Marie Browning (author of Beautiful Handmade Natural Soaps) explores a wide variety of technique variations, from chunk style and layered to additives, embeds, embossing, and hand milling. Slice a marbled soap at angles for the look of rock crystal; make delicate petal slivers using a silk rose petal as a mold; blend fragrance oils to yield the scent of sea mist or the power of Zen spice. Besides all the tempting bars, balls, and molded shapes, there are recipes for bath salts, massage oils, sachets, potpourris, and dusting powder. Pamper yourself with these indulgent creations, or if you can bear to give some away, follow the lovely packaging ideas or assemble gift-giving collections of related items. --Amy Handy

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Just take commercially available glycerine or coconut-oil base, cut it up, and melt in a microwave. Pour the liquid into moulds to set - and let the real fun begin. This text offers information on different types of aromatic and essential oils.

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