"12 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes" contains original recipes, 37 color photos, and several places to buy soap base, molds, fragrances and other necessary supplies. Learn how easy it is to craft your own melt and pour soap in less than one hour! See a step-by-step tutorial with pictures for Seaweed Soap. Find your supplies at more than 15 online locations. These are all original recipes created by the author in her own kitchen. Written and photographed by the author of "The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Making," this eBook serves as an excellent companion volume.
After publishing The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting in November 2011, I returned to soap crafting, which led to creating more new recipes. These recipes have ingredients that can easily be found online or in your local grocery store. Simple recipes. Recipes that take less than an hour to make.
12 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes is recommended as a companion guide to The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting. However, it can be read as is since there is enough general information for those of you who are interested in making your first batch—or your hundredth!
Basic Information About Melt and Pour Soap
Crafting melt and pour glycerin soap looks effortless and is the perfect gift to give any time of the year. Better yet, why not just start making and selling it? Apparently, some over-enthusiastic people think that because glycerin soap is so easy to craft; it can be sold with little to no preliminary testing. After you’ve made your first batch you might be on your way to rivaling Primal Elements or Lush, yet you’re nowhere near ready to sell.
Your Soap Base
Melt and pour soap base is premade. You can buy a small amount, cut off a piece, and use it to wash your hands. But that's only the first step into creating wonderful looking bars, slabs, domes, rounds, squares or rectangles of colorful and/or beautifully scented soap.
How do you find a good soap base? Always read the ingredients. Stay away from soap base with a very long list of ingredients.
As with food, the ingredients listed on soap bases begin with the most prominent component listed first. For melt and pour glycerin soap base you’ll want to see the word GLYCERIN within the first two or three ingredients. If not, you might just not have a great product, or you may have a coconut soap base. There’s nothing wrong with coconut soap, it’s just a bit heavier than glycerin soap, and it’s not translucent. You'll also find several places online to buy your soap base in the Resources section.