BOOK/AUTHOR: SOAP MAKING FOR THE FIRST TIME by Linda Orton
PUBLISHER: Sterling Publishing Co., NY, NY, Copyright 2001, First Printing, Number Line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
ISBN: (10) 0806966378, (13) 978-0806966373
ILLUSTRATOR: Full color photos on every page
DESCRIPTION: Hardcover, Glossy pictorial boards that match dj, Green spine with black lettering, Decorative end papers, 112 pages, Oversized, Approx. 8-3/4 x 10-1/4 inches
DUST JACKET: NEW
ABOUT THIS BOOK: Make a fabulous bar of soap that combines color, fragrance, artistic design, and practical use the very first time you try. Learn the basics of using molds and collecting materials. Did you know, for example, that oatmeal works as a skin exfoliant and softener? Or that honey makes a fine moisturizer while clay dries oily skin? Or that rosebuds, peppermint, tea leaves, and cinnamon possess healing properties? Imagine all you can create: beauty bars, fun shapes for kids, tiny soaps with embedded designs, bubbling bath oil, and lots more good clean fun!
In Linda Orton's, SOAP MAKING FOR THE FIRST TIME, newcomers to this surprisingly versatile craft will find all the recipes for success and more, and experienced soap makers are bound to discover some interesting new ideas. Laying the groundwork with a thorough introductory section, Orton explains the details of the three basic methods (melt and pour; rebatching, sometimes called hand-milled; and cold processing), progressing from super-easy through more complex in 27 well-presented projects. Besides translucent glycerin bars hosting colorful soap chunks, seashells, and even small plastic toys, items include rebatched and cold-process soap balls and bars made with botanical infusions, and other bath products such as salt glow and bath oil. A gallery of eye-catching creations by accomplished soap artisans provides further inspiration.
“Beginners will be able to create soaps that don’t look like beginner projects with this beautifully photographed book.”—Quick & Easy Crafts.