Scientific Soapmaking

The Chemistry of the Cold Process

Author: Kevin M. Dunn

Publisher: Clavicula Press

ISBN: 1935652095

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 412

View: 3116

"Scientific Soapmaking" bridges the gap between the technical and craft literature. It explains the chemistry of fats, oils, and soaps, and teaches sophisticated analytical techniques that can be carried out using equipment and materials familiar to makers of handcrafted soap.

Caveman Chemistry

28 Projects, from the Creation of Fire to the Production of Plastics

Author: Kevin M. Dunn

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581125665

Category: Education

Page: 409

View: 1499

Half a million years ago our ancestors learned to make fire from scratch. They crafted intricate tools from stone and brewed mind-altering elixirs from honey. Their descendants transformed clay into pottery, wool into clothing, and ashes into cleansers. In ceramic crucibles they won metal from rock, the metals lead to colored glazes and glass. Buildings of brick and mortar enshrined books of parchment and paper. Kings and queens demanded ever more colorful clothing and accessories in order to out-class clod-hoppers and call-girls. Kingdoms rose and fell by the power of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal. And the demands of everyday folk for glass and paper and soap stimulated the first round of chemical industrialization. From sulfuric acid to sodium carbonate. From aniline dyes to analgesic drugs. From blasting powder to fertilizers and plastics. In a phrase, From Caveman to Chemist. Your guides on this journey are the four alchemical elements; Fire, Earth, Air and Water. These archetypical characters deliver first-hand accounts of the births of their respective technologies. The spirit of Fire, for example, was born in the first creature to cultivate the flame. This spirit passed from one person to another, from one generation to another, from one millennium to another, arriving at last in the pages of this book. The spirit of Earth taught folks to make tools of stone, the spirit of Air imparted knowledge of units and the spirit of Water began with the invention of spirits. Having traveled the world from age to age, who can say where they will find their next home? Perhaps they will find one in you.

Liquid Soapmaking

Tips, Techniques and Recipes for Creating All Manner of Liquid and Soft Soap Naturally!

Author: Jackie Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990311508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 228

View: 4583

In "Liquid Soapmaking" you will find clear explanations accompanied by full color photography, tables and charts illustrating how to: a) Successfully create sparkling clear soaps quickly and easily every time. b) Formulate liquid soap so you never have to dissolve a stubborn soap paste again. c) Make the most luxuriously thick shower gels ever. d) Color, fragrance and thicken your liquid soap. e) Add nutritive value with herbal extracts and infusions. f) Extend the shelf life and stability of your soap. g) Formulate your own recipes.

Soap Crafting

Step-by-step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-process Soaps

Author: Anne-Marie Faiola

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 161212089X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 239

View: 7989

Provides step by step instructions for over thirty soap recipes, from multi-colored soaps to those inspired by foods.

Soap Making Naturally

Author: Bev Missing

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 1461751683

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 5917

All-natural, handmade soaps are luxurious--and expensive. Create your own handmade soaps using only natural ingredients, and you can control what goes on your skin without busting your budget! The author, creator of a beauty products line, shares dozens of original recipes for natural soaps that cleanse, soothe, moisturize, and energize the face, hands, and skin. Instructions on basic techniques, including cold process, cold process with an oven, and hot process, as well as special techniques for varying shape, texture, and appearance Step-by-step instructions for making 30 unique soap designs Advice on hand milling and rebatching Hints for packaging the natural soaps you create

Essentially Soap

Author: Robert S. McDaniel

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780873418324

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 125

View: 9216

Consumers are no longer satisfied with the 'industrial' types of soap available at the shops. They want speciality soaps with just the right scent, emollients, and eye-appeal. They want to pamper themselves and their loved ones with 'personal' soaps made to suit their own tastes and preferences. Now they can get that perfect custom-made soap by making it themselves.

The Soapmaker's Companion

A Comprehensive Guide with Recipes, Techniques & Know-How

Author: Susan Miller Cavitch

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427368

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 5523

In this comprehensive guide, Susan Miller Cavitch covers everything you need to know to make your own soaps. Learn the basic techniques for crafting oil-, cream-, and vegetable-based soaps, and then start experimenting with your own personalized scents and effects. Cavitch provides tips for making more than 40 different specialty soaps, showing you how to design colorful marbled bars and expertly blend ingredients to create custom fragrances. You’ll soon be making luxurious soaps at a fraction of the cost of boutique products. Important Notice Early printings of this book contain a recipe variation in a sidebar note on page 36. As a result of further testing, author Susan Miller Cavitch and Storey Publishing strongly recommend that you do not try this variation. Adding honey when you are combining the sodium hydroxide and water may result in a stronger reaction with more intense heat. The mixture may bubble up quickly and come out of the pot, posing a potential hazard.

Formulating Your Own Soap Recipes

The Definitive Guide and Reference for Creating Unique Formulations and Recipes

Author: Pence D Erica

Publisher: Pence Enterprises, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780986169601

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 350

View: 8611

This complete guide to recipe building is a valuable resource for makers of bar and liquid soap at any skill level. You no longer need to use recipes from a book or website. Expert Erica D. Pence teaches you how to design your own formulas for truly unique soaps. Gain insight into these topics and more: - Selecting ingredients based on your desired soap properties - Understanding saponification values and fatty acids' role in soapmaking - Tackling the math involved in recipe formulating, step by step - Understanding lye discounts, water amounts, milk and more - Trait Combination Guides(TM) and other useful tools to get you started - 179 Hard-to-find, comprehensive oil profiles in one reference book - Includes reference section filled with tables of information at your fingertips. This easy-to-use book provides everything you need to know about creating your own soap recipes.

DIY Artisanal Soaps

Make Your Own Custom, Handcrafted Soaps!

Author: Alicia Grosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440594090

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

View: 7202

Handmade soap from scratch! Lavender Geranium Ribbon Seaweed Salt Scrub Ocean Fresh Cream Soap Making your own luxurious and lovely soaps is easier than you think! With DIY Artisanal Soaps, you'll find everything you need to make all-natural, custom-designed soaps using locally sourced ingredients and beautifully scented essential oils. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and tips for personalizing your designs, this book guides you through every step of soapmaking, allowing you to create unique bath and home products every time. Learn how to turn your garden or farmers' market finds into beautiful, handcrafted soaps, with invigorating scents like peppermint and rosemary or the summer-inspired pairings of ginger and papaya. You can even customize the fragrances and textures in the recipes to create the perfect product for your skincare needs. Complete with stunning photographs and unique ideas for gifting, packaging, and selling your creations, DIY Artisanal Soaps helps you bring the vibrant colors and scents of nature into your home.

Soap Manufacturing Technology

Author: Luis Spitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1630670669

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 3450

Soap Manufacturing Technology, Second Edition, is the most authoritative and up-to-date book on soap technology available today. Editor and contributing author Luis Spitz leads a world-renowned team in providing comprehensive information on all components of soap manufacturing including formulation, performance evaluation, cleansing systems, and more. This new edition includes two new chapters, Integrated Saponification and Drying Systems and Laundry Bars, and the others are completely revised and updated. Includes new chapters and figures, tables, and text updated from the first edition Serves as a technical reference book ideal for both experienced and beginning soap producers and suppliers Provides an overview of the AOCS methods used for the evaluation of soap and soap products Includes two new chapters on Integrated Saponification and Drying Systems and Laundry Bars

The Complete Soapmaker

Tips, Techniques & Recipes for Luxurious Handmade Soaps

Author: Norma J. Coney

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806948690

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7373

Includes how-to information.


Making It, Enjoying It

Author: Ann Bramson

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780911104578

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 119

View: 3466

How to make beautiful gift soaps at home with instructions for coloring, scenting, molding, and carving. Selection of the Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service. 140,000 copies in print.

How to Make Shaving Soap

Charting Your Course to the Land of Lather

Author: Carrie Seibert

Publisher: Selah Press, LLC

ISBN: 9780692795446

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

View: 9265

Welcome to the Land of Lather with professional soapmaker Carrie Seibert as your guide. Learn how to make artisan shaving soap from an industry insider. Carrie will take you on a journey through learning the basics, finding necessary tools, understanding the building blocks, equipping you to troubleshoot, resources and more. How to Make Shave Soap is filled with insight, personality, and empowering information. The market is wide open and growing in the men's wet shaving category. Opportunities abound. With this book Carrie is opening the doors to the Soap Commander's shop to show you how to learn this valuable skill. Soap Commander creates high-quality, handcrafted skincare products that utilize natural ingredients and captivate the senses. The mission of Soap Commander is to equip you to live life charged. In her book, How to Make Shave Soap, Carrie hands you the wheel to equip you to take charge of your business. Learn it, live it and pass it on.


How to Use & Blend Essential Oils in Handmade Soap & Skincare

Author: Kenna Cote

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539145752


Page: 136

View: 1051

Natural skincare is brought to life through fragrance, and the most pure fragrances available, essential oils, can lend vibrancy and luxury to any product. With the help of author Kenna Cote, it's simple to incorporate essential oils into your own handmade soap and skincare. This guide explores how to use essential oils in handmade bath and body products, starting with understanding how essential oils are made, how to safely store and handle them, and how to determine proper usage rates in your formulas. Begin with a simple collection of recommended essentials oils and follow the practical and easy to follow exercises that will lead you to creating your own unique, beautiful, and complex aromas for your handmade creations. "This is the book that I never realized I needed until I read it. All information in one place, concise and easy to follow - a must for every soapers bookshelf." - Jo Haslauer, Skin Trip "Finally!! This is a resource that has been sorely needed in the soapmaking and handcrafted community. Kenna demystifies not only the safe handling and usage of essential oils, but also how to create beautiful blends to enhance natural body care products. I love how the book is broken down into easy-to-read sections with examples and formulas that anyone who knows how to formulate can figure out. I wish I had known half of this information when I first started making soap!" - Amy Warden, Great Cakes Soapworks & Soap Challenge Club "In this book, Kenna delivers her unparalleled and informative take on essential oils; whether you are a new soap maker or seasoned crafter, there is valuable content for you. This is a must read for anyone who uses essential oils in their products." - Preston Tillotson, Sudz by Studz & Gratitude Soapery


Author: Anne L. Watson

Publisher: Smart Soap Making

ISBN: 9781620355121

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 106

View: 3896

SPECIAL NOTE! -- ANNE WILL PERSONALLY ANSWER ANY QUESTION OF YOURS AFTER READING THIS BOOK. ASK ON HER WEB SITE, AND YOU'LL NORMALLY HEAR BACK WITHIN HOURS! Do you love the feel of milk soaps but shy away from the cost? Are you looking for a special kind of gift you can make yourself? Or do you already make soap and want to try something new? Anne L. Watson's "Smart Soapmaking" was the first book based on modern techniques that eliminate the drudgery and guesswork from home soapmaking. Now, by popular demand, she continues her soapmaking revolution with the first practical, comprehensive book on making milk soap from scratch. Experience the rich, soothing, luxurious feel of milk soap you've made yourself. Your skin will thank you for it. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Anne L. Watson is the first author to have introduced modern techniques of home soapmaking and lotionmaking to book readers. She has made soap under the company name Soap Tree, and before her retirement from professional life, she was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne and her husband, Aaron Shepard, live in Friday Harbor, Washington. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "Beautiful in its simplicity. . . . A definitive book for experienced as well as beginning milk soapers." -- Rebekah Bailey, The Original Soap Dish, South Whitley, Indiana "An easy to read and understand book that will take the mystery out of milk-based soapmaking and debunk some of the myths surrounding it. It contains some great basic formulas to get you started making milk soaps of any kind, and fuel to let your imagination run wild when you are ready to formulate your own creations. A good source of information for new soapmakers, and also suitable for more experienced soapmakers who want to start making milk soaps but thought it would be too difficult." -- Amanda Guilfoyle, Bodelicious Bath & Body Products, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia "As always, Anne is up to her usual excellence. This book demystifies milk soapmaking so everyone can have the luxury of a truly decadent bar of soap *easily*. LOVE this book!!!" -- Susan Kennedy, Oregon Trail Soaps, Rogue River, Oregon "If you have an interest in milk soaps, this is the book for you. . . . Debunks much of the popular wisdom that may have discouraged some soapmakers." -- Kevin M. Dunn, Author, "Scientific Soapmaking" and "Caveman Chemistry" "As uber-soapmaker Anne L. Watson demonstrates, milk soaps made properly are [rightfully] well-known for a quality of luxurious buttery softness that is undeniable. . . . Anne once again acquits herself ably as a scholar of the suds and a natural communicator." -- Wishing Willow (blog) "Full of information that milk soapers, whether novice or experienced, could use to make better milk soaps. Anne writes in a conversational style that made me feel as though I were sitting down with her in her kitchen. . . . Anne details what seems to be everything there is to know about the subject. Rather than simply offering her opinions and favorite practices, Anne did extensive testing and experimenting, learning how to make the best milk soap bars that could be made. Soapmakers will be impressed with the amount and quality of Anne's research and observations. . . . That leaves the question: Can a neophyte made good cold-process milk soap? I now say yes, with the caveat they have 'Milk Soapmaking' in hand." -- Beth Byrne, "The Saponifier," Sept.-Oct. 2010

Chemical Formulation

An Overview of Surfactant Based Chemical Preparations Used in Everyday Life

Author: Anthony E Hargreaves

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 184755038X

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 2682

Chemical formulation can be traced back to Stone Age times, when hunter-gatherers attached flint arrowheads to shafts using a resin made from birch bark and beeswax. Today, formulated preparations are part of everyday life. Formulations based on surfactants are by far the most prolific, from shampoos and shower gels to emulsion paint and polishes. This book discusses the chemical technology of surfactants and related chemicals, using over forty examples of everyday products. Some basic theory on surface chemistry, molecular interactions and surfactant function is included to aid understanding. Chemical Formulation: An Overview of Surfactant-based Preparations Used in Everyday Life then goes on to look at wider aspects such as surfactant manufacture, raw materials, environment, sustainability, analysis and testing. Throughout, common chemical names are used for formulation chemicals, further aiding the readability of the book. Bridging the gap between theory and application, this book will be invaluable to anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of applied chemistry, including students on A level, BTEC and technician courses. It will also be of benefit to those new to the formulation industry.

Making Transparent Soap

The Art Of Crafting, Molding, Scenting & Coloring

Author: Catherine Failor

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122620

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6520

With basic ingredients and standard kitchen tools you can craft your own transparent soaps that are milder, richer, and creamier than any commercial product. Eschewing complex methods and expensive equipment, Catherine Failor uses a simple, dependable process that makes beautiful transparent soaps every time. Failor’s easy-to-follow photographic instructions are accompanied by proven recipes and plenty of suggestions for colorful and sweet-smelling variations. You’ll soon be creating your own signature soap blends that deliver refreshing scents and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

The Art of Soap Making

Author: Merilyn Mohr

Publisher: Camden East, Ont. : Camden House ; Toronto : trade distribution by Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780920656037

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

View: 7406

Includes complete recipes for hand soaps, herbal shampoos, natural toothpaste, vegetarian soaps, laundry soap and many rich and fragrant homemade soaps.

The Natural Soap Book

Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps

Author: Susan Miller Cavitch

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 0882668889

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 182

View: 6031

The definitive resource for making vegetable-based soaps from scratch, from buying supplies to cutting the final bars.