Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies

Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies

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By (author) Kelly Ewing

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 232mm x 24mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 5 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 0764574086
  • ISBN 13: 9780764574085
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 50,523

Product description

This title helps to 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; and, turn a hobby into a business.

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Kelly Ewing is a writer and editor who lives in the wonderful community of Fishers, Indiana, with her husband Mark, her daughter Katie, her son Carter, and furry canine friend Cheyenne. She has coauthored several books, including The Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, PCs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Direct Mail For Dummies. She has ghostwritten several books and edited more than 75 books on a variety of topics. She also writes articles on sports, travel, and human interest for several newspapers. In her spare time - when she can find it! - she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, walking, writing, scrapbooking, cooking, and doing crafts.

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Make floating candles, herbal soaps, and even a home spaDiscover the secrets of color, shape, and scent the fun and easy way(R)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 areaWork with all types of waxAdd color and scent to your projectsMake melt-and-pour soapsTurn a hobby into a business

Table of contents

Introduction.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.Index.