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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
How to Avoid Burnt Melt & Pour
Making soap by the melt and pour method is great for beginners. It is the first technique I learned before I got on bandwagon of making my own bath and body products. What is great about this method is that you do not have to work with lye, easy to customize color and fragrances plus once it hardens you can use it immediately. Even though it is considered an easy project, it can be finicky when it comes to temperature. Would you believe that if the melt and pour base gets too hot, it will burn and become difficult to work with. If you are new to melt and pour soap making and want to learn about not burning your melt and pour bases, then I suggest you read the posting from the Soap Queen called How to Avoid Burnt Melt and Pour.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.