Instroduction and Overview
However, many soap makers got their start making melt and pour soap. For them, it IS soap making regardless of what the more purist cold process soap makers might say. And there are many soap makers for whom melt and pour is just fine for them. They are able to make quality soap, in small quantities, without having to store a lot of ingredients or chemicals.
This DVD gives melt and pour soap making a healthy dose of respect!
Sharyn Pak, the founder of On Air Video is a craft expert and on-air personality who demonstrates her passion for crafting, and her dedication to nurturing other crafters in this DVD.
Starting with a wonderful overview of the history of soap making, the four major methods to make soap (cold process, hot process, melt and pour and rebatching or milling), and a great overview of tools required to make these soaps, Melt and Pour Soapmaking: Easy Melt & Pour Creations shows just how broad the scope of melt and pour soap making can be, and walks you through, step by step, how to make your own marvelous melt and pour soaps.
- Clear Plain Hearts - a very basic melt and pour soap project
- Cinnamon Hearts - a melt and pour "sandwich" soap
- Green Tea Soap - with added green tea for color and interest
- Oatmeal Soap - two different versions - both with natural exfoliation
- Shea Butter Shaving - Sharyn's version of a melt and pour shaving soap
- Fruit Slices - a fun, slightly advanced project that creates melt and pour fruit slices
- Red Hot Hearts - a soap very much like my Valentines Soap that uses the Cinnamon Hearts soaps as embeds
- Chunks and Hunks/Confetti - a soap that uses chunks and slivers of melt and pour soap to create lively, artistic soaps. This project reminded me of my Peppermint Ice project.
- Peace, Love and Lather - A really creative double embed soap with a special carved soap embed
- Skin Soothing Scrubby - Using a nylon scrubby, this soap gives exfoliation and cleaning
- Honeycomb Loofa - A melt and pour loofah soap for super exfoliation
- Hard Working Hands - A wonderful gardener's soap - with scrubby corn meal