This comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to melt-and-pour soapmaking from Jan Berry, author of Simple & Natural Soapmaking, includes:
These three-layer soaps are so fun to make. Infusing the soap base with chamomile flowers provides a soft, creamy color. The honeycomb texture is created with small squares of bubble wrap in the bottom of each mold section, while the honey soap base and gold EnviroGlitter provides added color and depth.
Chaparral (larrea divaricate) has traditionally been used as a southwestern herbal remedy for conditions ranging from arthritis to athletes foot, but in this recipe we're using it to add an amazing natural scent to our soap and possibly some antifungal properties. A soap stamp completes the look and makes this bar ready for gifting, or using for yourself!
Feel good about pampering yourself with these artisanal soaps featuring natural botanicals, colorants and exfoliants.
This method is a safe soapmaking technique that doesn't require handling lye. Plus, because it's so simple, many projects make for excellent family-friendly crafts. Here, you'll find all the information and inspiration you need to make soaps that are gentle on your skin and fun to make!
"A must read for every melt and pour soapmaker, Jan's new book is filled with soapmaking tips, no fail recipes and stunning photos to help guarantee your success. You'll feel like a pro from the start!"
Founder Soap Deli News Blog
"Jan Berry's new book removes the mystery and complexity of soapmaking and focuses on the fun, creative part. You'll be making flawless soap immediately."
Founder of DIY Herbal Fellowship
and author of Beeswax Workshop
"Jan has a gift for taking something as ordinary and everyday as soap, and turning it works of art. With melt and pour soap, she made it really simple for you to craft your own beautiful soaps at home!"
Founder of Practical Self Reliance