A Letter From The Editor
Soap and candles have an amazing amount in common as a home craft. Both involve controlled heat, scents, colorant and molds. For that reason, this issue covers making both of these popular items for the home. Creating candles and soap at home lets consumers start with quality ingredients that modern manufacturers commonly avoid due to cost. Homemade soap is exceptionally good for the skin, when the proper recipe is matched to a skins needs. Beyond that, creation at home lets people completely customize their result. Light brown apple pie candles and rainbow colored glycerin soaps were both popularized through homemade candles and soaps. I hope you enjoy this issues information and projects, whether you're a seasoned candlemaker or it's just something you've always wondered about trying.