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Getting Started: Choosing a Melt & Pour Soap Base

Sometimes choosing a melt and pour (MP) soap base is the hardest part of the soapmaking process. Let's review the MP soap base grades and types that are available from Wholesale Supplies Plus. 

Crafter's Choice® MP Soap Base Grades

Basic Soap Bases: Basic Soap Bases are some of the most popular bases on the market. They are ideal for price-sensitive shoppers. Basic Soap Bases are formulated with a smaller percentage of synthetic foam boosters, which results in a creamy lather. They are easy to work with and have exceptional performance as evidenced by our customer reviews! Made in the USA.

Detergent Free Soap Bases: Detergent Free Soap Bases are traditional soap bases with additives incorporated that allow the soap to be melted and re-molded. These soap bases do not contain synthetic detergents or parabens. They have excellent skincare performance with 100 percent of the lather produced from saponification of natural oils producing real soap. Made in the USA.

Premium Soap Bases: Premium Soap Bases are commonly referred to as the "best of the best" in the handmade industry. They feature high-performance and high-lather ingredients, which produce exceptional skincare results. When you use these bases you will understand the difference and why others use them as benchmarks for performance. Made in the USA.

Types of MP Soap Base

Aloe: Crafter’s Choice Aloe Vera MP Soap Base contains real aloe vera, which is thought to benefit the skin! It has a clear, light green color.

American Citrus: American Citrus Melt and Pour Soap Base is a detergent-free base from Crafter’s Choice. This transparent soap base has an orange hue and slight sweet blood orange and tangerine scent.

Baby Buttermilk: This base contains buttermilk, which is high in triglyceride content, making it an excellent natural moisturizer. This soap also contains oatmeal, calendula extract and real natural honey - all thought to benefit the skin. 

ClearClear soap base is ideal for embedding toys, paper decals and making other decorative designs where clarity is important.

Coconut Milk: Coconut milk is thought to be high in antioxidants as well as triglycerides, making it an excellent natural moisturizer for the skin. It helps boost lather and cleaning while eliminating harsh detergents.

Coffee House: Premium Coffee House Melt and Pour Soap Base is brown with a clarity score of 9 out of 10. Coffee House soap base contains real Arabica coffee and smells like your favorite local coffee spot. This soap has a luxurious, big bubble lather.

Goat Milk: These bases contain goat milk, which is thought to be high in protein and triglyceride content, making it an excellent natural moisturizer. Goat milk contains Vitamins A, B6, B12 and E as well as beta-casein which all help to hydrate and nourish dry skin. It is also a natural emollient. Goat milk bases are available from Crafter’s Choice in Basic, Detergent Free and Premium grades.

HempThis base contains hemp oil, which is considered to be high in phospholipids, antioxidants and omega 3's.

Honey: These soap bases contain honey, which is thought to be high in natural antioxidants with antimicrobial benefits. We often hear that skin glows after using products made with honey. Crafter’s Choice features several types of honey bases: Detergent Free Honey, Premium Apple Honey Ice Wine and Premium Honey Ale Beer.

Moroccan Argan: Our Moroccan Melt and Pour Soap Base is an opaque, white detergent-free soap base made with luxurious Moroccan argan oil.

OatmealThese bases contain real oatmeal, which is thought to moisturize the skin and relieve itching.

Shave & Shampoo: This base has a creamy lather that is ideal for shave and shampoo needs. It is fortified with pure Argan oil, silk protein and honey protein, which are thought to pamper while helping to moisturize skin and providing extra shine to hair. Extracts include calendula flower, aloe, carrageenan and sunflower. This base is naturally cloudy with no added pigments.

Shea Butter: These bases contain real shea butter, which is thought to protect skin from the weather.

Tea Tree: The Australian Tea Tree Melt and Pour Soap Base from Crafter’s Choice is detergent-free. This transparent soap base with a green hue smells slightly of tea tree essential oil.

Three Butter: These bases are loaded with the triple action of shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter — all of which are thought to benefit dry skin.

Tussah Silk: The Crafter’s Choice Premium Tussah Silk Melt and Pour Soap Base is an opaque, white base. It contains tussah silk and features a luxurious, big bubble lather.

White: These bases are white for making decorative designs where a bright-white base is needed.

So which melt and pour soap bases are right for your business? If you’re having a difficult time deciding, you can try several varieties at once with a Soap Base Sampler Set.

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