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Getting Started: Choosing a Melt & Pour Soap Base

This lesson will go over different soap bases so that you can get an idea of what is available. Sometimes choosing your base is the hardest part of the process!  

Crafter's Choice® MP Soap Base Grades

Basic Soap Bases: Basic Soap Bases are considered to be some of the most popular bases in the market and ideal for price sensitive shoppers. They are formulated with a smaller percentage of synthetic foam boosters, which results in a beautiful creamy lather. They are easy to work with and have exceptional performance as proven 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% 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 have 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.

Signature Soap Bases: Signature Soap Bases have been used to produce soap for some of the largest retail establishments across the country. These soap bases are made with very tight ingredient specifications while using unique ingredients that optimize performance. Making the end products some of the best in the cosmetic and beauty industry. 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.

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 vital 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.

Crystal Clear: This base has a crystal clear color, which is perfect for working with soap embeds! It does not contain blue dye.

Goat Milk: This base contains goat milk, which is thought to be high in protein and triglyceride content making it an excellent natural moisturizer. It contains Vitamins A, B6, B12 and E as well as beta-casein which all help with to hydrate and nourish dry skin. Goat milk is a natural emollient.

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

Honey: Honey is thought to be very high in natural antioxidants and anti-microbial benefits. We often hear that skin glows after using products made with honey.

OatmealOatmeal 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: This base contain real shea, which is thought to protect skin from the weather!

Suspension: This base provides you the ability to suspend additives such as herbs, glitter, seeds and jojoba beads. 

Three Butter: This base is loaded with the triple action of shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter…all of which are thought to benefit dry skin.

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

So which do you pick? If you’re having a hard time deciding, you can order a Soap Base Sampler Kit, which will allow you to try several varieties at once! Click Here for Soap Base Sampler Kits

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