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The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting [NOOK Book]

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"The Joy of Melt & Pour Soap Crafting" is written by someone who learned how to work with crafting glycerin melt & pour soap the hard way -- with only a single page of instructions to follow! From 2004-2009 the author ran an online business, Everything Shea Aromatic Creations, selling 85+ varieties of soap. If you've always wanted to make your own soap, here's an opportunity to learn just how easy it ...
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The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting

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Overview

"The Joy of Melt & Pour Soap Crafting" is written by someone who learned how to work with crafting glycerin melt & pour soap the hard way -- with only a single page of instructions to follow! From 2004-2009 the author ran an online business, Everything Shea Aromatic Creations, selling 85+ varieties of soap. If you've always wanted to make your own soap, here's an opportunity to learn just how easy it really is!

Here's what you will learn:
• WHY you should make your own soap
• How to make handcrafted soap in less than 1 hour!
• Secrets of melt & pour soap crafting
• Complete step-by-step instructions
• Fragrance & essential oils information
• List of reputable soap suppliers
• Creative labeling & packaging ideas and photos
• Easy-to-make craft projects for kids of all ages
• Bestselling soap recipes
• Color photos of almost every recipe!
• NO experience necessary!

All this and more can be delivered to you NOW via Nook or on your computer.


100 pages, 50+ color photos, 40 recipes
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Editorial Reviews

Rebecca Dillon
"What I like best about this book is how comprehensive it is overall. It starts small with many of the basics some instructional guides tend to skip over or breeze through, and expands on the information as you progress. It includes instructions on not only the best way to make your soaps, but what equipment to use for the greatest product results."
Ewa Kelly
"The book contains information on what equipment you should have for soap making, what type of soap base and moulds you should use. It details the use of fragrance & essential oils, herbs. You will also learn all about what is best for you to use in soaps, which colorant to use and which you should avoid. If you intend to make more than just one bar of soap there is great information on how to store, package and label your creations."
Patrice Harrison
"What I like about this book is it's just not a book full of projects. Lisa gives you some background on what melt and pour soapmaking is along with tips and tricks as well as facts and safety tips. This book is perfetto for newbs and presents some fun, indoor activity for the kiddos. Throw a soap party and invite your best buds over for a little pinot and soapmaking."
Amazon - Shala Kerrigan
"One of the best things in my opinion about melt and pour soap crafting is that it's a very friendly craft. You don't need to be a kitchen chemist. It's a craft that's ideal for parents to do with children as gifts or as the start of a home based business."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013506916
  • Publisher: Hit the Wall Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,055,721
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa Maliga has been designing, crafting and writing about soap crafting and making natural bath & body products for several years. She is currently working on a novel. Read more at: http://www.lisamaliga.com and http://www.everythingsheacreates.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    What I love most about this book is how detailed it is.  Even a

    What I love most about this book is how detailed it is.  Even a complete soap newbie, like me, will have no problem following her thorough instructions.  Lisa’s passion for soap crafting is evident throughout the book.  After finishing it, I am so excited to give soap crafting a try.  I especially want to try her recipe for Rosemary Lavender Shampoo Bars since I have dried rosemary from last year’s garden.
    Lisa features a wide variety of recipes in her book – 40 in all!  Browsing the great selection, I was intrigued by recipes like Lentil Bliss Shampoo Bar, Key Lime Pie Soap (bet that smells amazing!), and Fruit of the Vine Wine Soap.  They definitely feature some ingredients you probably wouldn’t expect to find in soap!  There are also some fun molded soaps that kids would enjoy, like soapsicles.  I know my kids would love those!  If you want to see a sample recipe be sure to check out this tutorial for making Berry Blue Christmas Soap.
    Because these recipes all use a melt and pour soap base, they are quick to make.  Most of them can be completed in less than an hour.  That is especially good news for the busy mom who has to fit her crafting in between cooking and caring for her kids.
    Although I am mainly interested in making soaps for gift giving, Lisa also included a great section on starting your own handcrafted soap business.  It is so hard for today’s family to survive on one income.  Many of us stay at home moms are looking for ways to earn money from home while still being available for our families.  So I found this section to be extremely helpful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    When I began reading this book, I was completely unfamiliar with

    When I began reading this book, I was completely unfamiliar with soap making in general. I had thought about doing it before, but there was little motivation or interest. I almost reluctantly accepted this review thinking I may not enjoy it. I figured I would be reading a technical book with little application.

    All I can say is--wow, was I ever wrong! This is one of the most practical craft books I have ever had the pleasure to read. This author knows her topic, and she does not hold back on her secrets and methods. I do not think there is a topic in melt and pour soap making that she does not cover. In fact, I can say that I am interested in doing this with my daughter this summer as a result of reading this book.

    I loved the fact that she covered absolutely everything possible (maybe she left some things out, but if she did, it wasn't much)that you could mix into the soap. She explained the benefits and pitfalls of each of these items. She pointed out mistakes to avoid. And her recipes and pictures were phenomenal. Adding wine to soap? I have never heard of that, and she was the one to have great success with this.

    So if you have interest in melt and pour soap making (or even if you do not), be sure to check out this book. Anyone can make soaps, and she will tell you how to do it!

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting EBook Review I love craft

    The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting EBook Review I love crafting and trying new things. I have been wanting to learn to make my own soap and I have never knew their where so many different types of soaps you can make. Not only are their different types but their are different ways to make soap! If you are looking into getting into soap making this is a must read. It's great book with tons of information. She even tells you about mistakes you don't want to make!

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