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Ingredients in Melt and Pour Soaps

September 24th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

Melt and pour soap bases are very easy to work with and can be made into very artistic bars of soap. They are much safer to work with than the traditional soap making method that requires you to handle lye.

The melt and pour soaps have a different list of ingredients in them which may look a bit foreign. Here’s some examples of ingredient lists:

Cocoa Butter Soap Base:

Glycerin, Prop. Glycol, Coconut Oil, Triethanolamine, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Cocoa Butter, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Purified Water

Clear Soap Base:

Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Starate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerine, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laurate

Aloe Vera Base:

Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerine (kosher, of vegetable origin), Aloe Vera Gel, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Soy bean protein (conditioner)

Goat’s Milk Base:

Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerine (kosher, of vegetable origin), Goat’s Milk, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Soy bean protein (conditioner) , Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque Soaps)

As you can see, there are many different types of ingredients – some more natural than others. They generally contain a good amount of glycerin which is great for your skin. That’s one of the ingredients that’s removed from commercial soaps. It’s naturally created in the lye/oil saponification process.

You can find different types of these easy to use bases. They’ll contain various types of oils, goat’s milk, shea butter and even oatmeal. They can produce a clear soap or opaque. It just depends.

You can create all different types of beautiful looking bars of soap by adding colorants and also scents. All you have to do is melt the base in a double boiler or your microwave. Pour it into molds and you’ll have your own hand crafted soap in a jiffy.

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