Some of the very most memorable soaps created by soap makers are created using melt and pour bases. One great edge in using soap bases as an alternative than starting from scratch with chilly process type soaps is the fact that just about anybody can figure out how to make soap this way. There are no dangerous fumes to contend with and everything that’s needed is melted soap, fragrance and color. Even children, supervised, can make melt and pour soaps.
Though this is a fun and easy way to make soap, you need to not underestimate the energy of melted base yet, chemicals and colors at the hands of a creative thought process. And let’s face it, which purveyor of body care products wouldn’t normally pass away to concoct the latest craze in body and bathroom products! Though there are various types of melt and pour bases available, in order to create innumerable types of soaps yet, one only has to have a clear base. For variety, this clear foundation may be used to create all the other existing bases.
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- By Gayle C. Krouse
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The wonderful thing about being able to create your own tailor made base is that you are limited only because of your imagination. Think about the different modifications on a few of your favorite bases, such as Shea butter, or even Aloe Vera foundation. Why not use exotic rainforest butters such as Babassu, Cupuacu, Murumuru and Ucuuba to create new bases that are novel and packed full of oils and goodness for your skin.
To help you on your way to creating your own bases, here is a list of ingredients and additives that can be readily found on the internet. Most of the ratios derive from manufacturer’s suggestions. • Butters: Butters such as aloe, cocoa and mango butter have been staples in body care products long.
Harder to find are the new rainforest butters such as Babassu, Coffee, Cupuacu, Murumuru and Ucuuba. These butters are extremely luxurious and provide both tactile and fragrant variations on the butters we already are familiar with. Add 1-5% to melted opaque or clear soap base. NOTE: Bases with butters further will need an antioxidant to avoid oils from going rancid. It is suggested that rosemary oleoresin draw out or vitamin E T-50 be further at amounts between 0.1 – 0.5% to melted butter before increasing melted soap platform. • Clays: Various kinds of clay are reputed to be best for removing waste from your skin.
One of the most popularly used is Bentonite clay which is shaped from volcanic ash and is also also called calcium bentonite. Bentonite clay is employed extensively in natural restoration circles for its purported ability to absorb toxins from your body. Usage levels for soaps are between 3 – 5%. Dilute with distilled water, training any clumps.