How To Make Perfume

Written by Richard Wong

Whether it’s for personal or family purposes, marketing purposes or intended as a gift for some friends or family, perfume making is in fact an easy task that you can do by yourself or with others. Creating something personal, of good taste and really useful such as perfume is a truly great thing, not only because it teaches you a couple of new things, but also because it’s bound to boost your confidence, not to mention mayberepparttar most important aspect… having fun.

If you try to google your way to some perfume making knowledge, you’ll notice you have a lot to choose from, just because there are plenty of ways and different recipes to try. The most important thing is for you to know what you’d like to obtain:

1. What type of perfume would you like to make? (eau de cologne, perfume concentrates, maybe even after-shaves or whatever crosses your mind)

2. What would you likerepparttar 148178 perfume to smell like? (soft / strong smell, sweet / manly odor / unisex, long lasting or not, and so on and so forth)

Depending on your answers torepparttar 148179 previous questions, you should make out a list of ingredients. When compiling this list, you should have in mindrepparttar 148180 characteristics ofrepparttar 148181 ingredients you’d like to add to your recipe. If you’ve already got a recipe to follow, that means you won’t bother experimenting and giving much thought torepparttar 148182 ingredients you should add, maybe slightly adjustrepparttar 148183 quantities to obtain a more personalized perfume, but if you haven’t got your ingredients list yet, here are a couple of things you should know.

The first rule of perfume making is that you should experiment as much as you can. It’s a fact that some ofrepparttar 148184 greatest perfumes were created because somebody said something like… “and what if I put these two together?”. Perfume making an art and that’s why imagination and a great sense of smell can overcome a lack of experience or knowledge.

Making Colorful Soaps

Written by Richard Wong

There are many ways to add colorful designs to your homemade soaps. We will discuss usingrepparttar cold process soap making method to make soaps with intriguing designs.

First, you will need to start with a plain white base. A base of 30% coconut oil, 5% castor oil and 65% lard make a nice white base that lathers and conditions well.

To make tri-color soap with nice triangular designs, first make 1/3 of your base recipe to pour into your standard block soap mold. Oncerepparttar 148177 base has traced, add colorant of your choice. Then prop your mold at an angle so that when you pour your base into your mold it will fill only one corner of your mold instead ofrepparttar 148178 whole bottom.

To do this, place a few books under one side of your mold to raiserepparttar 148179 side a few inches from your counter. Then place books againstrepparttar 148180 other side ofrepparttar 148181 mold to keep it from moving. Pour your soap downrepparttar 148182 side of your mold that still rests onrepparttar 148183 counter until it has filledrepparttar 148184 corner, but not quite fully torepparttar 148185 top ofrepparttar 148186 mold.

Now carefully cover your mold with a towel until your soap has gone throughrepparttar 148187 saponification process and has cooled into soap. This will make a triangular block of soap that will sit off torepparttar 148188 side of your regular bar, making a nice design.

Next, mix 2/3 of your plain white base recipe, and separate it into two equal amounts. Color these with 2 separate colors. Pour one into your mold being careful not to splash it onto your triangle block…then pourrepparttar 148189 second color on top of this.

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