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Now you can make stunning transparent soap in your own kitchen!
Contrary to popular belief, making beautiful see-through soap doesn't require loads of special equipment, supplies, or overly complex preparation methods. All you need are some kitchen basics, such as pots, stirrers, and a thermometer; some inexpensive supplies from your local supermarket or craft store; and basic know-how -- and you're on your way to creating your own personalized soaps.
Following Catherine Failor's easy, step-by-step directions, you can create transparent soap masterpieces that are milder, richer, and creamier than any commercial brand on the market!
"...a beautiful full color book with easy to follow step by step instructions."
-American Small Farm
Contrary to popular belief, making beautiful see-through soap does not require special equipment, expensive supplies, or complex preparation. With some common ingredients and Catherine Failor's precise instructions, readers can craft many stunning transparent soaps in their own kitchens! Gorgeous photographs and clear text offer readers a thorough exploration of this soapmaking technique. Failor includes a full range of recipes and tips for creating unique and beautiful transparent soap masterpieces.
With basic ingredients and standard kitchen tools you can craft your own transparent soaps that are milder, richer, and creamier than any commercial product. Eschewing complex methods and expensive equipment, Catherine Failor uses a simple, dependable process that makes beautiful transparent soaps every time. Failor s easy-to-follow photographic instructions are accompanied by proven recipes and plenty of suggestions for colorful and sweet-smelling variations. You ll soon be creating your own signature soap blends that deliver refreshing scents and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Includes recipes and tips for creating unique and beautiful soap masterpieces.
With common ingredients and equipment, readers can craft stunning transparent soaps. Step-by-step photographs offer a full exploration of this special technique, ingredients, and the basics for making transparent bars. Includes recipes and tips for creating unique and beautiful soap masterpieces.
Using common ingredients and equipment, you can craft stunning transparent soaps! Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions show you exactly how to make spectacular transparent bars. Includes recipes and tips for creating unique and beautiful soap masterpieces.
About the Author
Catherine Failor has been making soap for more than 20 years. Her experience in graphic design and interest in science has enabled Catherine to test hot-process soapmaking, a technique not usually accessible to the home soapmaker. She has developed new ways to make colorful, scented soaps in the home kitchen, and shares them in her Storey books, Making Transparent Soap and Making Natural Liquid Soaps. CatherineIs entrepreneurial ventures include Copra Soap, a specialty soap manufacturing company, and her current venture, Milky Way Molds, producing Ithe finest selection of craft molds in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: All About Soap
Chapter 2: Knowing Your Ingredients
Chapter 3: Equipment and Safety Precautions
Chapter 4: Making Transparent Soap
Chapter 5: Transparent Soap Recipes
Chapter 6: Dyes and Fragrances
Chapter 7: Labor-Saving Tools
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting