The Everything Soapmaking Book: Learn How to Make Soap at Home with Recipes, Techniques, and Step-by-Step Instructions - Purchase the right equipment ... soaps, and Package and sell your creations

The Everything Soapmaking Book: Learn How to Make Soap at Home with Recipes, Techniques, and Step-by-Step Instructions - Purchase the right equipment ... soaps, and Package and sell your creations

Alicia Grosso

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 1440550131

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Create beautiful, natural soaps without leaving home!

Ever wonder what's really in your store-bought soap? Once you start making your own soap, you'll never have to wonder again! The Everything Soapmaking Book, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive guide to making all kinds of soap, whether you want to decorate your home or pamper your or your family's skin. Homemade soap is not only an easy project for any level craft lover, but it's beautiful, too!

Completely revised and updated with information on natural and organic ingredients, this easy-to-use guide shows you how to:

  • Choose the right soapmaking equipment
  • Blend colors and aromatic scents
  • Create all kinds of soap, from bath soap to facial cleanser
  • Make soaps for holidays and special occasions

You'll also learn how to beautifully package your soaps and sell them at farmers' markets, local retail outlets, and online craft sites. With these simple-to-follow recipes, stunning photographs, and expert tips and advice, you'll be a soapmaking expert in no time!

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with all stamps, you need to clean the stamp of soap residue as it may eventually decay the stamp and shorten its useful life. You can get customized stamps in a number of ways. Soap Impressions is a small company that will create a soap stamp from your own art. They also have premade letter sets and designs. It is a violation of copyright to use another artist‘s work without permission. If you have a beautiful ring or pendant from an artist, it is illegal and unkind to reproduce it for sale.

in case the seal gives way. Sample Projects The following projects include simple pours in the various kinds of molds. You can, of course, use these soaps just as they are when they’re hardened. Make a trip to the craft store and choose some basics: a base, a color, a glittery mica, and a scent. Get a few different kinds of molds. Keep in mind that food coloring isn’t light-stable and will fade with exposure to light. For your first experiments, this shouldn’t be a problem. If lightfastness is

castor oil. Using the “keep the coconut to a third of the formula” rule, see what you can come up with. You have 12 ounces of fancy oils. For those 12 ounces to equal two-thirds of your total, you will need 6 ounces of coconut oil. That comes to a total of 18 ounces of oils. So this is a “little over 1 pound” batch. Use 5.5 ounces of water. Now you need to calculate the lye. You’ll multiply the SAP value of each special oil by 2 and the coconut by 6 (to reflect the number of ounces of each).

Then, you’ll add up all the lye for the complete SAP value of the recipe. Almond oil: 2 × 0.136 = 0.272 Avocado oil: 2 × 0.133 = 0.266 Coconut oil: 6 × 0.19 = 1.14 Jojoba oil: 2 × 0.069 = 0.138 Macadamia nut oil: 2 × 0.139 = 0.278 Mango butter: 2 × 0.14 = 0.28 Shea butter: 2 × 0.128 = 0.256 Raw lye calculation = 2.63. Then, take your lye discount. For this recipe, make it 4 percent 2.6 × 0.04 = 0.1052064 ounce discount 2.6 × 0.064 = 1.536, rounded to 1.5 ounces lye So! Do you feel like a

tools. Choose a one-piece model so you will never lose the scraper part in a batch of soap. In food preparation it doesn’t matter as much, since you can fish the scraper out of a batch of brownie batter with nothing but a messy treat on your fingers. But you don’t want to stick your gloved fingers into a batch of raw soap, fishing around for a slippery piece of rubber. Wooden Utensils There is a certain romance to stirring your soap with a wooden spoon. If you want to do this, you need to be

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