Posted by kevin1234 on 4/8/2011 to Soaps
There are several ways to make soap from cold process methods to hot process methods and melt and pour methods. Different methods create their own blends and textures as well as appearances.
Scents can be added to soaps to add a perfume to the body. They can also be added to create an enjoyable aromatherapy component to the body. Essential oils can be added to the soap making process to create soaps that will help to soothe, relax or invigorate the senses.
Soap distributors like to use soap making techniques that create special blends. Seeds, such as lavender seeds or even ground flax can be added to bars to create a unique bathing experience and a really beautiful looking bar. These type of bars are great to add to gift baskets or to have available for guests in bed and breakfast hotels.
If you are looking for a new hobby or a new crafting experience, soap making can be a lot of fun. Because of the new-found popularity in this art, there are many books, guides and websites that can help a beginner get started or help a more experienced crafter learn new more advanced techniques.