Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Stokperdjies & Handwerk / Crafts & Hobbies & DIY
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Stokperdjies & Handwerk / Crafts & Hobbies & DIY
The basics of soap making, explained with step-by-step instructions and illustrated with colour photographs.
Soap making is a rewarding and creative pastime - both therapeutic and challenging. In this book the process is simplified, with loads of ideas to help you formulate your own recipes through a very basic understanding of the chemistry of soap. This will set you on the creative path with colour guides, fragrance formulations and practical how-to information on moulds, trimming, curing and packaging, with extensive details for crafters who wish to make some extra money from their hobby available from the RAIN website.
A comprehensive guide to producing cold-process soap, the book offers detailed information on all the ingredients required. The basics of soap making, explained with step-by-step instructions and illustrated with colour photographs, are followed by special projects. A trouble-shooting section resulting from lessons learnt, helps you fathom out what went wrong, and tips throughout the text help you avoid problems. Detailed information on rebatching suggests what to do with offcuts and flops to keep wastage to a minimum. There is also a glossary of soap-making terms as well as suppliers' details.
Lavishly illustrated with magnificent photographs commissioned for the book, it teaches and inspires, encouraging a gentle approach, using eco-friendly ingredients that are lovely to use and not harmful to the environment.