Many soap makers get their start making melt and pour soap - and many soap makers never stop. While there is an ease and safety to melt and pour soap, there is also a versatility and artistry that is hard to match in cold process soap. If you have a melt and pour soap maker (or budding soap maker) on your holiday gift list, here are some great ingredients, books and tools to inspire their soap making well into the new year.
The projects in Debbie Chialtas' book Soapy Love are incredible and sure to inspire any melt and pour soap maker. While they may not appear at first to be geared towards the beginner, Chialtas' instructions are really clear and easy-to-follow. This book sets a new standard for melt and pour soapmaking.
So many possibilites with melt and pour soap making - and so many options. This melt and pour soap base sampler allows you to try out and experiment with several of the most popular bases - Clear, White, Hemp, Aloe, Honey, Shea, and Goatsmilk.
This is a wonderful book for anyone who wants to take their melt and pour soap making to the next level - whatever level you might be. If you're a beginner, there are easy to follow projects here for you. From your first bar, you'll be proud of your creative results. If you're advanced, there are even more projects for you, and a wealth of soap making inspiration. A wonderful creative resource with beautiful photos!
A good soap maker is only as good as their ingredients and their tools. While most of the tools you need can be found in the average kitchen, here is a small collection of tools that will make creative melt and pour soap making magic (like detailed layers) much easier. Each kit includes a soap injector, cleaning tool, mini whisk, and soap scraper. A superb addition to any melt and pour soap maker's tool collection!