MASTER THE BASICS – MELT & POUR SOAP


Soap making is a natural follow on from candle & diffuser making. Melt and pour soap is a great option for beginners.


What is Melt-and-Pour Soap?


Soap base, also known as melt-and-pour soap, is simply pre-made soap, made using the hot process method, with added ingredients such as propylene glycol, so that you can melt it down, add scent and colorants to, and let harden using your own molds. It’s an easy way to make customized soap at home without handling some of the more caustic chemicals (like lye) or purchasing safety gear.

This soap, can be melted down, fragranced and colored and then remolded into a beautiful soap creation.


Pro’s:

  • Easy to use
  • It is cost effective
  • All our ingredients are lab-certified
  • You can be very creative and make all sorts of interesting designs
  • The soap does not need a curing time – it is ready to use immediately.
  • You can use fragrance oils or essential oils
  • You can use mica or liquid colorants
  • You don’t have to work with caustic soda/lye, but still have the satisfaction of creating a beautiful bar of soap
  • Has a great lather and feels good on the skin.


Con’s:

  • It’s not 100% natural as it contains ingredients such as propylene glycol and sodium laurel sulphate.
  • You can not add any fresh ingredients such as juices, veggies or milk.
  • You cannot use botanicals in the soap as it will turn brown and moldy (with the exception of calendula and cornflower)
  • It has to be wrapped in plastic wrap/shrink wrap once the soap is made as it has a tendency to sweat (little drops of moisture form on the surface of the soap)
  • Although a clear bar of soap is very pretty, it usually becomes a little cloudy when fragrance oil is added.