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If you are interested in learning to make your own soap, you can purchase many soapamking books which Carrie's Creations is offering in association with amazon.com. Below are books that we think you will enjoy, and you can also use the search box if you don't see what you're looking for. Happy soaping!
Soaps: Great Melt and Pour Projects
by Marie Browning
Soaps fragrant with cinnamon,
"painted" with natural coloring, stamped or laminated, that
fizz in the bath, and even have a written message! These 300 beautiful,
easy-to-make soaps are gentle on your skin and a magnificent addition to
bathroom décor. All use a simple melt and pour technique, and any
craft, grocery, health food and drug store will have the supplies you
need: a glycerin or coconut soap base, fragrances, additives (such as
flowers and green tea), colorants (spices, dried herbs, cosmetic-grade
color), and molds. What's really special are these recipes for
bee-shaped fruited honey bars; deliciously scented lemon sage scrub; a
heart swirl with smaller, decorative soap pieces embedded inside; a
French cameo; the leaf-shaped mountain therapy blend with gold luster
power; and many more!
Natural Handmade Soap from Your Kitchen by Janita Morris
books on soapmaking, which typically teach the cold-process technique, a
method that requires working with lye and several weeks of curing time,
The Soapmaker uses safe, simple, no-lye methods and ordinary kitchen
equipment to make a variety of all-natural bath and grooming products.
The book features an exciting collection of over sixty recipes,
including whipped cream and transparent glycerin soaps, shower gels,
bubble baths, shampoos, and conditioners. A delectable array of
ingredients, from rich essential oils to tangy citrus juices to soothing
herbs and flowers, can be modified to suit individual preferences for
color, scent, and skin type. Ideas for wrapping and packaging are also
included for readers who want to give their scent-sational handmade
soaps and other products as gifts. This book makes it easy for crafters,
natural-ingredients enthusiasts, and devotees of fine grooming products
to enjoy the handmade luxury of natural soaps.
by Robert S., Dr. McDaniel
Essentially Soap was written from
the experience of a Chemist who worked in the soap and detergent
industry for twenty years (and is the inventor on 14 US Patents.)
"Dr. Bob" gives detailed discussions of rebatched, cold
process, and melt and pour soapmaking techniques. Additional topics
include the selection and use of natural and "unnatural"
colorants, the use of essential oils, and how to compose a fragrance
symphony blending fragrance "notes" to make a unique and
pleasing bouquet. There are over 140 beautiful full color photographs
illustrating the techniques and results plus over 30 recipes taken from
Dr. Bob's own line of soaps. And for those unexpected problems
confronting soapmakers, Dr. Bob has sprinkled the answers to the most
frequently asked questions throughout the book.
Soap Making for Kids
5 star review: "It's a good
book for your children. Great Fun! Makes for great family projects. Can
get a little messy but that's part of the fun. You clean up with the
soap afterwards. Good for the price!"
Melt & Pour
Soapmaking by Marie Browning
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. There are also recipes for bath salts, massage oils,
sachets, potpourris, and dusting powder.
Soapmaking for the first time
by Linda Orton
Orton explains the details of the
three basic methods (melt and pour; rebatching, sometimes called
hand-milled; and cold processing), progressing from super-easy through
more complex in 27 well-presented projects. Besides translucent glycerin
bars hosting colorful soap chunks, seashells, and even small plastic
toys, items include rebatched and cold-process soap balls and bars made
with botanical infusions, and other bath products such as salt glow and
bath oil. A gallery of eye-catching creations by accomplished soap
artisans provides further inspiration.
The Soapmaker's Companion : A Comprehensive Guide With Recipes, Techniques & Know-How by Susan Miller Cavitch
Basic soapmaking instruction and specialty techniques like marbling,
layering, and making transparent and liquid soaps. In response to fans
of Cavitch's popular The Natural Soap Book, she now presents this
"big book on soapmaking, " the most authoritative,
comprehensive handbook around for making natural, vegetable-based soaps.
Two-color throughout. Line drawings.
The Natural Soap Book : Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps by Susan Miller Cavitch
It's fun to make your own natural soaps at home! Susan Miller Cavitch
takes the mystery out of soapmaking, sharing her formulas for making
high-quality vegetable-based soaps that are good for your skin -- and
free of synthetic additives. The Natural Soap Book gives you:
Making Natural Liquid Soaps: Herbal Shower Gels / Conditioning Shampoos / Moisturizing Hand Soaps by Catherine FailorFinally, a book on making liquid soaps at home! Using a simple double-boiler technique, you can create inexpensive moisturizing hand soaps, revitalizing shampoos, invigorating shower gels, soothing bubble baths, and much more. and all tailored to your skin type, to your hair's needs, or even to your mood! Discover how easy it is to master this special hot-process soapmaking technique and explore the art of this rewarding craft. Using simple, pure ingredients, such as cocoa butter, lanolin, and jojoba, you can create liquid soaps that are better for your skin, better for the environment, and just plain better than any you'll find in the store.
Paperback - 144 pages (April 15, 2000)
by Marie Browning
Just start with a basic bar of
white soap or produce yours from scratch. Add therapeutic and aromatic
accents. Once you've tried the 20 recipes for hand-milled soaps, go on
to bath salts, bath oils, bubble baths, massage oils, facial scrubs, and
bath tea bags. Full-color photos show you how beautiful your soaps can
be, and captioned illustrations explain each step. Complete recipes
cover a variety of enticing creations: Peppermint Refreshment Soap,
Mango Mint Shampoo Bar, Milk and Honey Soap, and Lavender Citrus Soap.
Translucent Soap Jewels turn glycerin soap into giant emeralds,
amethysts, garnets, and quartz. Bath salts with eucalyptus oil clear
head colds. Grate colored transparent soap into an opaque white soap
base to get Confetti Soap.
Making Transparent Soap: The Art of Crafting, Molding, Scenting & Coloring by Catherine Failor
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.
Milk-Based Soaps : Making Natural, Skin-Nourishing Soap by Casey MakelaLearn how to make moisturizing milk-based soaps like Oatmeal, Peaches and Cream, and specialty soaps, as well as how to turn this hobby into a moneymaker. MILK-BASED SOAPS offers fool-proof instructions for creating twelve distinctive soaps, all suitable for either goat's milk or cow's milk.
Paperback - 112 pages (September 1997)
Country Living Handmade Soap : Recipes for Crafting Soap at Home by Michael HulbertThere are really just two ways to make soap -- the cold process and glycerin -- but there are literally thousands of ways to make that soap delightful. Beautifully colored and shaped soap is a joy to use; grainy soap is studded with sand or poppy seeds in an amazingly effective hand cleaner; and pure translucent glycerin soap is as gentle as it is clear. Shaping, coloring and mixing in additives are all covered in details. Soap, cut or molded into bars, squares, balls, domed bars, and round, is a joy to behold. Precious handmade soap can be personalized as gifts for the bride, for a newborn, or for a birthday by embossing a monogram onto the bar. Colors from subtle to pulsating add another dimension. Ingredients such as violet petals or coffee grounds create soaps that soothe and scrub. Sentimental soap made with May's lavender blooms is so romantic in November; pine scented soaps warm the month of December.
Hardcover - 112 pages (March 1998)
The Soap Book : Simple Herbal Recipes by Sandy Maine
Fire Light, Forest Garden, Gentleman Farmer, Lemon Verbena, Oat and
Wheat Bran--these are just a sampling of the 30 wonderful recipes you'll
find in The Soap Book. History, chemistry, equipment, plants, and oils -
everything you need to know to create your own all-natural,
hand-crafted, herbal, aromatherapy, and floral soaps is included.
Throughout, Sandy shares tips, formulas, insights, and practical
information gleaned from her 14 years' experience as a soapmaker.
The Handmade Soap Book by Melinda Coss
Readers can easily
craft a wide variety of unique bath products from one basic recipe using
the easy, step-by-step instructions. In
a world filled with artificial and synthetic products, this book shows
you how to create
your own soaps and bath time
luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialized
equipment. Gorgeous photography and simple, easy-to-follow recipes will
inspire you to start right away. Create
a soap to suit your own personal skin type. Choose
from a range of scintillating and mouth-watering ingredients, including
peach, cucumber, ylang ylang, cinnamon, pine, peppermint,
lavender, sandalwood, chocolate, goat's milk and many, many more.
recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes, bath oils and foaming bath
all your gift problems — with soaps for grown-ups and kids, men and
great ideas for packaging and presenting your finished soaps.
The Complete Soapmaker : Tips, Techniques & Recipes for Luxurious Handmade Soaps by Norma Coney
One can still make homemade soap
with delightful fragrances and interesting textures....Provides detailed
instructions and recipes for basic lye soaps made with animal or
vegetable fats, and for hand-milled and specialty soaps using almond
meal, chamomile, glycerin, and milk that expand on those basic formulas.
Shampoo and liquid are covered as well.
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