4/25 Weekly Roundup – Guide to what is in Melt & Pour Soap Bases Part 1

What is in the Melt & Pour Soap Bases?  Do you know which Melt & Pour Soap Base to use?

What do all of these names stand for?  What are the benefits and uses?

Let us break it down for you…

Crystal African Blackmelt & pour african black soap

The African Black Soap base is a natural melt and pour soap base made using Raw African Black Soap from Ghana. African Black Soap is made using raw shea butter, and coconut oil, full of naturally derived minerals and antioxidants and is renowned for its natural cleansing properties. This soap base has a dark and rich colour which is produced naturally during the handmade processing of the African Black Soap in Ghana.

Uses and Benefits

  • Shampoo (be sure to follow it with your regular conditioner)
  • Makeup remover
  • Acne breakouts
  • Fade skin discoloration, dark spots and acne scars
  • Reduce discomfort for psoriasis and eczema
  • Helps relieve skin rashes

Quick recipe!

Crystal Argan Oilcrystal argan oil soap

This soap is vegetable based, Sulfate Free, Argan Oil melt and pour soap base. Commonly known as ‘Liquid Gold’, Argan oil provides fantastic skin feel from high vitamin E and fatty acid content. Used for manufacture of high quality golden Argan oil transparent soap bars.  Melt and pour soap bases formulated with argan oil are naturally high in vitamin E and rich in fatty acids that moisturize the body and may promote skin elasticity.

This one is so easy!  Just melt and pour into your favorite mold and use right away!

Crystal Carrot Cucumber and Aloe Veracrystal carrot cucumber and aloe vera soap

This soap is vegetable derived melt and pour soap base. Made using Natural Carrot Oil, Cucumber Seed Oil and Aloe Vera. Crystal CCA contains all the vitamins found in these oils, such as Omega-6 from our Cold Pressed Cucumber Oil. This soap base is used for the manufacture of semi-transparent soap bars.

Uses and Benefits

  • Vegetable based
  • Rich in Beta Carotene & ProVitamin A
  • Contains Vitamin E, B1, & C
  • Soothing Aloe Vera
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • No SLS or SLES
  • Omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic) in the oil are effective for treating dry skin conditions
  • Helps ease acne, eczema, and rashes
  • Fantastic Skin Feel
  • Natural Orange Color from Beta Carotene
  • High Foaming Lather
  • Beta-carotene, like all carotenoids, is an antioxidant
  • Excellent Skin Feel – High Glycerin

Quick Recipe!

Crystal Goat’s Milkcrystal goats milk melt & pour

Vegetable based, melt and pour soap base containing goats milk, used for manufacture of opaque soap bars.

Uses and Benefits

  • Naturally high in vitamins and minerals
  • Rich in butterfats
  • Perfect moisturizer
  • Vitamin E
  • No added colours or scents
  • Creamy texture
  • Great for moisturizing and nourishing the skin

Quick Recipe!

Crystal HCVScrystal HCVS melt & pour soap

High Clarity Vanilla Stable, vegetable, melt and pour soap base. Crystal HCVS is stable with up to 2% of most vanilla or vanillin containing fragrances. For the manufacture of transparent bars.  It will not discolor using vanilla fragrance or vanilla fragrance blends.

Uses and Benefits

  • Vegetable based
  • High Clarity
  • Good foaming
  • Dramatically reduces the darkening effect associated with adding vanilla based fragrances to melt and pour bases
  • Excellent transparency enables bright colors
    Excellent moisturizing from a high glycerin content which provides a pleasant skin feel
  • Superior color stability even if kept at a high temperature for extended periods
  • PH 7.5-8.5
  • Neutral odor provides excellent fragrance lift
  • Suitable for slicing or molding

Quick Recipe!

Crystal JS (Jelly Soap Base)crystal JS Jelly Soap Base

Crystal JS (Jelly Soap Base) is a unique and innovative new soap base. Crystal JS melt and pour soap base, is vegetable based, and used to produce a range of jelly soap products.

Uses and Benefits

  • Vegetable based
  • Sets to form a jelly solid product
  • Fantastic transparency enables bright colors
  • Good Foaming
  • Excellent Moisturizing from a high glycerin content which provides a pleasant skin feel
  • Superior color stability even if kept at a high temperature for extended periods
  • Neutral odor provides excellent fragrance lift
  • pH 7.5 – 8.5
  • Suitable for slicing or molding

Quick Recipe!

That’s all for now…tomorrow we will talk about more of these wonderful Melt & Pour Soap Bases!  Feel free to check out our Crafting Library!

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And don’t forget…

No matter what DIY soap, lotions, bath and body crafts you are working on don’t forget…

Packaging and presentation is everything!!containers and packaging

The whole idea is to take existing creations like these and make them your own by being creative and using your crafting skills!  Thank you again for joining us! Enjoy and have fun!

The Chemistry Store Team