Melt & Pour Glycerin Soapcrafting: What You Need to Know

Written by Lisa Maliga


Crafting melt & pour glycerin soap looks effortless and isrepparttar perfect gift to give any time ofrepparttar 116109 year. Better yet, why not just start making and selling it? Apparently, some over-enthusiastic people think that because glycerin soap is so easy to craft; it can be sold with little to no preliminary testing. After youíve made your first batch you might be just beginning your way to rivaling Primal Elements, yet youíre nowhere near ready to sell.

Your Soap Base Melt and pour soap base is premade. This means that you can buy a small amount, cut off a piece, and use it to wash your hands. However, most of us see this as justrepparttar 116110 first step into creating wonderful looking bars, slabs, domes, rounds, squares or rectangles of colorful and/or beautifully scented soap.

This can only be done if your soap base is well made. How can you find out? First of all, stay away from soap base with a very long list of ingredients. Donít purchase soap base that doesnít have any ingredients listed. The manufacturer is required by law to list whatís in that soap base. If youíre shopping online, make certain thatrepparttar 116111 ingredient list is posted onrepparttar 116112 web site. If not, go to another site.

As with food,repparttar 116113 ingredients listing on soap bases begin withrepparttar 116114 most prominent component listed first. For melt & pour glycerin soap base youíll want to seerepparttar 116115 word GLYCERIN withinrepparttar 116116 first two or three ingredients. If not, you might just not have a great product, or you may have a coconut soap base. Thereís nothing wrong with coconut soap, itís just a bit heavier than glycerin soap, and itís not translucent.

Soapy Myths The most common myth is that glycerin soap doesnít contain lye. Yes it does. ALL soap contains lye. Lye is mixed with fats and water and inrepparttar 116117 case of melt & pour, other clarifying ingredients such as sugar, alcohol, propylene glycol and sorbitol. The soapy fact here is that once you purchaserepparttar 116118 glycerin soap base YOU donít have to use any lye. And thatís whatís so appealing to us.

Not 100% Glycerin Soap Time and again Iíve read of people who claim they use 100% Glycerin soap. Thatís impossible as it would be a jar of a clear, sticky plant-derived substance thatís devoid of lather and cleansing ability. What melt & pour soap contains is 100% plant glycerin Ė and usually at around a 20% rate. Some soap bases contain more, others less. But even at about 20% that is what helps this soap achieve its clarity and its softness Ė as well as its shorter lifespan inrepparttar 116119 tub, sink or shower.

F.O. Versus E.O. First off, learn what do these initials mean. F.O. = Fragrance Oil. E.O. = Essential Oil. Now, whatísrepparttar 116120 difference?

A fragrance oil contains up to 200 components to make it smell like a fresh-baked slice of chocolate fudge brownie, a luscious ripe raspberry, or a just-picked jasmine flower. Fragrances often contain natural ingredients, but also a lot of synthetic ones. Theyíre created in a lab, and are less costly than essential oils. They are also more plentiful. Another advantage is that you can obtain your favorite perfume or cologne for just a few dollars an ounce!

Underwater digital cameras

Written by Jakob Jelling


Underwater photography's is primarily focused towards entertaining and informingrepparttar people andrepparttar 116108 users themselves about what is happening inrepparttar 116109 world of under water withrepparttar 116110 aid of photography. The advent of digital cameras has opened up new horizons for such ventures. These digital cameras are not only handy and sleek but also they offer a spectral range of features that helpsrepparttar 116111 underwater photographers in their work a lot. In this discussion these special features of underwater digital cameras are necessarily been revealed and done justice to!

Looking atrepparttar 116112 grass root level some ofrepparttar 116113 main features thatrepparttar 116114 users ofrepparttar 116115 underwater digital cameras must necessarily seek are as follows. They are applications for land mode, sea mode and external flash mode. This helps in shooting in any conditions inrepparttar 116116 sea and obtains much better picture quality than ever before. Some other features are like instant delete option after each picture in both sea and external flash modes along with one-button operation features. These mentioned features providerepparttar 116117 sophistication as well as ease of control forrepparttar 116118 photographers. Some more desirable features are expandable and good quality standard lenses, flashes and accessories.

Some ofrepparttar 116119 sophisticated and well know underwater digital cameras such asrepparttar 116120 Aqua Pix DX3100 are fully functional and even have a 3.1 mega pixel resolution. These digital cameras can be aptly described as being effusively amphibious! Thusrepparttar 116121 chances of water damage and flooding in these underwater digital cameras are greatly reduced and are hence extensively used for professional purposes too.

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