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Cook colorful, whimsical, eye-catching soaps right in your microwave! It’s easy and fun with C. Kaila Westerman’s guide to creative soap making. Westerman’s recipes are free of harsh chemicals and she encourages you to play with colors, scents, and shapes that the whole family will enjoy — from rubber duckies to sailboats, stars, and gemstones. With an inexpensive soap base, some food coloring, and a bit of imagination, you can quickly create handy bars for kid-friendly cleaning and hours of bath time fun.
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About the Author
C. Kaila Westerman is president of TKB Trading, LLC, a leading supplier of melt-and-mold craft materials. She has written numerous articles on soap crafting and is a member of the Handcraft Soap Makers' Guild. She lives in Oakland, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a beginning soap maker with pets (and no kitchen door -- which means: no lye), I enjoyed this book a lot. It has very clear instructions and troubleshooting tips. It also has a great resource list of suppliers including internet addresses. One problem with the book is that several recipes call for very small amounts of very expensive ingredients, so a person new to the craft wouldn't necessarily try these. On the plus side, the book focuses a lot on technique and encourages the reader to create their own recipes. I found it very helpful and it inspired me to experiment with ingredients I prefer. Another plus: recipes are rated by difficultly. I recommend the book to anyone new to soapmaking unwilling to work with lye
This is the best soap book I had about using melt and mould glicerine soaps. She has a talent for teaching. Even the most essential details are explained in a simple way. Very creative ideas to use form, incorporating additives(a guide of additives), color and fragance in a coherent beautiful way. It includes about 30 craft projects. Some of them are: jelly rolls, fruit soap bars, soap marbles, the use of a lot of embelisments, loaf soaps, gifts for children and adults,shadow box soaps, swirled soap, stress relieve bars,how to make soap frosting, packaging fundamentals,kitchen soap, natural fruit additives,soap tassels. This is the most complete soap book I own. And I have 4 more books. Comment Comment | Permalink