Hundreds of step-by-step, full-color photographs illustrate exactly how to make cold-process soap Instructions on molding soap, cutting bars, creating original recipes, packaging gifts, and more Includes a chapter on constructing a soap mold, liner, and cutter at home
Handmade soap is inexpensive, soft on skin, and makes a great gift for anyone. Readers will learn the basic four-oil soap recipe, which can then be enhanced with additives such as oatmeal, fragrance oils, colored swirls, two-tone nuggets, and moisturizing butters. Charts on saponification, base oils, and luxury oils make creating unique soap recipes easy.
Basic equipment and ingredients -- Making basic cold-process soap -- Basic four-oil soap recipe and instructions -- Equipment cleanup -- Unmolding and cutting soap into bars -- More basic soap recipes -- Soap additives -- Enhancing soap with color, fragrance, and oatmeal -- Two-tone nugget soap -- Using oxide colorants -- Goat's milk, oatmeal, and lavender soap -- Rebatching -- Color- infused molded soap -- Rebatched soap with colored swirls -- Recycling scraps into soap balls -- Creating your own soap recipes -- Basic oil chart -- Luxury oil chart -- Saponification value chart -- Packaging finished soap -- Handmade equipment -- How to make a soap mold -- How to make a mold liner -- How to make a soap cutter.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Stackpole Books