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Natural Soap: Techniques & Recipes for Beautiful Handcrafted Soaps, Lotions and Balms

Natural Soap: Techniques & Recipes for Beautiful Handcrafted Soaps, Lotions and Balms

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Natural Soap: Techniques & Recipes for Beautiful Handcrafted Soaps, Lotions and Balms

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274 pagine
2 ore
Pubblicato:
Jun 15, 2016
ISBN:
9781847738547
Formato:
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Here is everything you need to know to create natural, luxurious soaps at home. Bestselling author and professional soap maker Melinda Coss shows how to make a wonderful range of bar and liquid soaps as well as exquisite creams, lotions, and balms. With a wide choice of design, color, and scent there’s a perfect soap here for everyone. More than 40 easy-to-follow recipes focus on natural, eco-friendly ingredients. Discover how to make pure and gentle soaps that soothe allergy-prone skin. You’ll enjoy mixing, molding, and packaging indulgent delights like Fig and Honey Exfoliant Bars, Sleeping Beauty Heavy Night Cream, Gardeners' Skin Balm, Dead Sea Mud Spa Treatment, and many more. Natural Soap, Second Edition includes a basic tutorial on soap making techniques, a well-organized guide to ingredients, and beautiful color photography. All of the equipment needed is fully explained, so even a beginner can start making soap in no time. The author reveals her trade secrets to creating the perfect aromatic blends, and even offers valuable advice on setting up your own soap making business.

Pubblicato:
Jun 15, 2016
ISBN:
9781847738547
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Melinda Coss is a prolific writer, consultant, and guru on all things soapmaking, She is the author of more than two dozen craft books, including Handmade Soap Book, Updated Second Edition, Natural Soap, Second Edition, and Gourmet Soaps Made Easy. Melinda runs The Handmade Soap Company in West Wales, U.K. Her soaps are sold at many of the most prestigious hotels and stores in Europe, including the exclusive L'Atelier du Savon in Paris. She has also helped set up soap making units in Africa, teaches soap-making courses, and is regularly featured in magazines and television programs.


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  • If you prefer to melt your fats and oils over a heat source before adding your lye solution, wait until both the oils and the lye reach a similar temperature.

  • Once you have calculated the amount of caustic needed you can ensure that the soap will be gentle by superfatting it, or applying a ‘lye discount’.

  • For really sensitive skin try a blend of rose, lemon and Roman camomile essential oils using 10 mls (2 tsp) total instead of 15 mls (3 tsp).

  • For a deep, heady fragrance try ylang ylang, lavender and vetiver in equal quantities. For something a little spicier try ylang ylang and cinnamon.

  • Roman camomile) will help mildly sensitive skin and are safe to use in baby products, but only in very tiny quantities.

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