Making Transparent Soap: The Art Of Crafting, Molding, Scenting & Coloring

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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 ...

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Overview

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!

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“…a beautiful full color book with easy to follow step by step instructions.”

–American Small Farm

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580172448
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2000
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 795,096
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: All About Soap

Chapter 2: Knowing Your Ingredients

Chapter 3: Equipment & Safety Precautions

Chapter 4: Making Transparent Soap

Chapter 5: Transparent Soap Recipes

Chapter 6: Dyes & Fragrances

Chapter 7: Labor-Saving Tools

Chapter 8: Troubleshooting

Bibliography

Glossary

Resources

Index

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