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Soapmaking has never been this easy! The revolutionary melt-and-mold method is taking the craft world by storm. Beginning with a meltable glycerin base, you can create stunning transparent specialty soaps in minutes, with no lye and no waiting. It's as easy as melt, pour, mold, and decorate!
"Westerman offers an array of basic techniques and imaginative designs." - Houston Chronicle
Cook colorful, whimsical, eye-catching soaps right in your microwave It s easy and fun with C. Kaila Westerman s guide to creative soap making. Westerman s recipes are free of harsh chemicals and she encourages you to play with colors, scents, and shapes that the whole family will enjoy from rubber duckies to sailboats, stars, and gemstones. With an inexpensive soap base, some food coloring, and a bit of imagination, you can quickly create handy bars for kid-friendly cleaning and hours of bath time fun.
The revolutionary melt-and-mold method of soapmaking is taking the craft world by storm. Westerman shows readers how to use a meltable glycerin base to make stunning specialty soaps in minutes. The step-by-step instructions for 30 different techniques are accompanied by color photos.
Create dazzling soaps in the microwave!
About the Author
C. Kaila Westerman is president of TKB Trading, LLC, a leading supplier of melt-and-mold craft materials. She has written numerous articles on soap crafting and is a member of the Handcraft Soap Makers' Guild. She lives in Oakland, California.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Melt-and-Mold (1)
Chapter 2: Six Easy Steps (7)
Chapter 3: Using Color (21)
Chapter 4: Controlling Light (47)
Chapter 5: Mastering Fragrances (71)
Chapter 6: Creating Form (89)
Chapter 7: Considering Function (115)