Candle and Soap Making for Dummies

Candle and Soap Making for Dummies

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The fun and easy way to make fragrant candles and soaps for home or gift-giving For anyone who wants to make beautiful, hand-crafted candles and soaps at a fraction of the cost of store-bought, this friendly guide is the ideal place to start. Featuring lots of step-by-step illustrations and eight pages of stunning full-color examples, the book provides detailed how-to instructions for a wide range of candle and soap projects. Candle-making techniques include dyeing and scenting wax, using unusually shaped molds, embedding decorative objects, and creating floating candles; soap projects include fragrant hand soaps of all shapes and sizes, medicinal soaps, herbal soaps, and shampoos. Kelly Ewing (Fishers, IN) is a writer, editor, and candle and soap maker extraordinaire.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 180.34 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764554964
  • 9780764554964

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 Saponification and 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 Candle-- and 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 Candle and Soapmakers. Index.
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About Kelly Ewing

Kelly Ewing 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.
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