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Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Soaps: A Modern Guide to Making Custom Creations Using Natural Ingredients & Essential Oils

Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Soaps: A Modern Guide to Making Custom Creations Using Natural Ingredients & Essential Oils

by Jan Berry


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Create Beautiful Herbal Soaps The Safe, Easy & Fast Way

Feel good about pampering yourself with these artisanal soaps featuring natural botanicals, colorants and exfoliants. This comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to melt-and-pour soapmaking from Jan Berry, author of Simple & Natural Soapmaking, includes 50 inspiring recipes plus design tutorials and a stunning natural colorant gallery. Her method is incredibly easy; all you need to do is melt your soap base, infuse it with healing herbs or flowers, add essential oils and natural colorants, and pour it into a beautiful mold. As soon as your soap is dry, it’s ready to use!

This method is a safe soapmaking technique that doesn’t require handling lye. Plus, because it’s so simple, many projects make for excellent family-friendly crafts. Kids will love helping out with simple soaps like Sunflower Sunshine Bars or playing with Aromatherapy Soap Dough. As you work through the projects, Jan leads you through a variety of techniques step by step. From simple herbal infusions in Wildflower Honey Soap to advanced methods of layering and swirling as in the Ocean Waves Soap, there’s always another project to excite beginner and advanced soapmakers alike. Here, you’ll find all the information and inspiration you need to make soaps that are gentle on your skin and fun to make!

Expand your herbal product collection with these other books in Jan Berry's bestselling series:
- Simple & Natural Soapmaking
- The Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home (coming April 2020, available for pre-order now)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624148743
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 241,121
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jan Berry is the soapmaker and herbalist behind The Nerdy Farm Wife. She is also the author of Simple & Natural Soapmaking and 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Getting Started 11

Soap Bases 12

Infusing Soap with Herbs & Flowers 15

Basic Equipment & Supplies 21

Tips for Successful Melt & Pour Soapmaking 23

Melt & Pour Soapmaking Tutorial 25

Part 2 Recipes 29

Nourishing Infusions 29

Sunflower Sunshine Bars 31

Chamomile Honeycomb Slices 32

Jewelweed & Oatmeal Soap 35

Thyme Facial Soap 36

Rose Facial Soap 39

Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bars 40

Calendula Orange Sugar Scrub Cubes 43

Herbal Soap Embeds 44

Herbal Surprise Bath Bombs 47

SPA Day Luxuries 49

Charcoal & Sea Salt Spa Bars 51

Adzuki Bean & Rhassoul Clay Bars 52

Mocha Mint Massage Bars 55

Lavender Oatmeal Shower Bars 56

Herbal Clay Loofah Soaps 58

Floating Dead Sea Mud Bars 61

Moringa Detox Bars 62

Pink Grapefruit Pedicure Scrubs 65

Chlorella & Green Tea Clarity Bars 66

Springtime Delights 69

Dandelion Diagonal 71

Spring Flowers Soap 73

Spring Weeds Gardener's Soap 77

Aromatherapy Soap Dough 78

Floral Bouquet of Soap 81

Lemon Rose Easy Swirl Soap 82

Cornflower & Calendula Soap Favors 85

Chamomile Oatmeal Soap Favors 86

Sunlight & Seashore 89

Sunset on the Beach Soap 91

Lots of Bubbles Soap 92

Seashell Mini Soaps 95

Easy Beach Bars 98

Sea Glass Guest Soaps 101

Ocean Waves Soap 104

Mermaid Tails Soap 108

Beach Feet Ombré Loofah Bars 111

Field & Forest 113

Mini Soap Flowers 115

Field of Flowers Soap 116

Wildflower Honey Soap 119

Rustic Woods Shave Soap 122

Juniper Orange Mechanic's Soap 125

Camping Soaps 126

Colorful Autumn Leaf Soaps 129

Easy Tie-Dye Soap Leaves & Pumpkins 130

Pine Resin-Infused Soaps 133

Desert Inspiration 135

Triple Aloe Bars 137

Cactus Landscape Soap 138

Chaparral Soap on a Rope 142

Agave Bay Rum Shave Soap 145

Jojoba Sage Shampoo & Body Bars 146

Desert Sunrise 149

Desert Night Sky 150

Part 3 Information & Techniques Library 153

Tips for Using Natural Colorants 154

Photo Gallery of Natural Colorants 154

Natural Soap Colorants Characteristics & Usage Rates 161

Essential Oils & Blends 164

Exfoliants 170

Other Additives 172

Packaging & Storing 173

Technique Library 175

Troubleshooting 184

Resources 185

Acknowledgments 186

About the Author 187

Index 188

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