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Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies

Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies

Kelly Ewing

ISBN: 978-1-118-05434-5 March 2010 360 Pages




Make floating candles, herbal soaps, and even a home spa

Discover the secrets of color, shape, and scent the fun and easy way?

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned craftperson, this fun book offers everything you need to make beautiful, professional-looking candles and soaps at home. You get practical tips on dyeing and scenting wax, using unusual molds, adding embellishments to candles, working with soap ingredients, and even turning your hobby into a business!

Discover How To:

  • Stock a safe & efficient work area
  • Work with all types of wax
  • Add color and scent to your projects
  • Make melt-and-pour soaps
  • Turn a hobby into a business

Part I: Getting Started in Candle Making.

Chapter 1: Stocking a Safe and Efficient Work Area.

Chapter 2: Working with Wax.

Chapter 3: Achieving the Look You Want for Your Candles Again and Again.

Chapter 4: Finding the Perfect Wick.

Chapter 5: Creating Simple Projects.

Part II: Jazzing Up Your Candles.

Chapter 6: Adding Color and Scent.

Chapter 7: Decorating Your Candles with Flair.

Chapter 8: Making More Advanced Projects.

Chapter 9: Displaying Your Handiwork.

Chapter 10: Handling Common Candle Problems.

Part III: Tackling Soap-Making Basics.

Chapter 11: Preparing to Make Soap.

Chapter 12: Grasping Soap-Making’s Basic Techniques.

Chapter 13: Delving into Additives.

Chapter 14: Creating Basic Soap Projects.

Part IV: Fancying Up Your Soap.

Chapter 15: Creating Scent-sations: Adding Color and Scent.

Chapter 16: Going Beyond Basic Soap.

Chapter 17: Creating a Home Spa.

Chapter 18: Solving Soap-Making Dilemmas.

Part V: Moving On in the Candleand Soap-Making World.

Chapter 19: Experimenting with Aromatherapy.

Chapter 20: Turning a Hobby into a Business.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas.

Chapter 22: Ten or So Great Gift Ideas for Family and Friends.

Chapter 23: Ten Super Projects for Kids.

Chapter 24: Ten Musts for Attending a Craft Show.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Candle-Making, Soap-Making, and Aromatherapy Suppliers.

Appendix B: Additional Resources for Avid Candlemakers and Soapmakers.