MELT AND POUR TRANSPARENT SOAP BASE
This Odourless Soap Base is very versatile and can be used with many colours and fragrances.
Vegetable based and contains No animal ingredients.
Low in Mush and High in Creamy Lather
Sodium Soap of Fatty Acids
Sodium Laureth Sulphate
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
1. Melt and Pour soap is already reasonably soft, so it doesn't take long to melt, either in a microwave or over a double boiler on the stove. (Remember if you do not have access to a double boiler then a large saucepan part filled with water with a smaller pot resting on some forks in the bottom of the larger pot will suffice).
2. Colour is to be added at this stage. Powders can be premixed with a little oil help dispersion. Liquid Colours are very concentrated so use only a small amount (some make a small bar of concentrated coloured soap and add a chunk during the melting stage) Note: a true red soap is very difficult to achieve.
3. During this step the scent is added. Both Essential and Fragrant Oils can be used according to preference. The ratio can vary according to the potency of the oils and the desired end product (the essential oils being the strongest). We recommend that you try about 1 tablespoon per 500g of melt and pour soap. Fragrance Oils will hold a scent for a longer period of time where essential oil smell will fade quickly.
4. At this stage you can customize your soap with various additives. We recommend you experiment with Carrier oils (such as almond), you can add up to 5%, or raw materials such as Aloe Vera, vitamin E, crushed plant material or ground pumice stone, you can add up to 2%. - let your imagination run wild
5. Pour your mixture into a mould (moulds can be as simple as a tupperware container, milk carton or jelly mould or you can purchase moulds and Soap Stamps from our Soap Making Catalogue) and leave to set. Mica can be brushed on for full effect after setting.
6. Once your soap has hardened it is ready to use and enjoy