What can I add to my melt and pour soap base?
- Any liquid dye that is water-based, non-bleeding, and skin-safe can be used to add color to Melt and Pour soap.
- Powder colorants, such as micas, oxides, clays, and “Nature Tint” colors, may also be used.
What herbs can I add to melt and pour soap?
Some Herbs that work well in Melt & Pour Soap are: Alkanet Root Powder, Anatto Seeds, Beet Root Powder, Calendula Petals, Carrot Root Powder, Oat Straw Powder, Sandalwood Powder, Sea Vegetables. Clay can lend extra cleansing ability, exfoliation, and color to your Melt & Pour Soaps.
Does melt and pour soap need preservative?
Does soap need a preservative? You never have to use preservatives in cold process or melt and pour projects. They have a pH level that doesn’t allow mold or bacteria growth. Liquid soap doesn’t need a preservative either, but you can add one to be extra careful or if you plan to sell it.
Can I add botanicals to melt and pour soap?
Botanicals & Herbs DO NOT add butters or oils to melt and pour soap. They compromise lather, cause separation, and prevent the soap from fully hardening. Instead, choose a soap base that is formulated with butters/oils like Crafter’s Choice Shea Butter Soap Base or bases with Essential Oils.
Can you add coconut oil to soap base?
You can add coconut oil to a melt and pour soap base. However, you may want to know how much coconut oil you can add to melt and pour soap. You can use up to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per pound of soap in a melt and pour soap recipe. If you add more coconut oil than recommend, the bar of soap can get soft.
Can I add aloe vera gel to my melt and pour soap?
This will help melt the soap base and turn it into a liquid consistency. After the glycerin soap cubes have melted, add the aloe vera gel to it and stir the mixture until it’s completely mixed.
Can I put dried herbs in melt and pour soap?
If you’re ready to make your own dried herb soap, here’s what you will need: Olive oil melt-n-pour soap base (I used this one) Soap molds (plastic or silicone) Dried herbs (about 2 cups – I used mint, chamomile and rosemary but you can use any combination you want)
Which essential oil is best for soap making?
My Top Ten Essential Oils for Soapmaking
- Lavender Essential Oil. There are thousands of varieties of lavender out there.
- Rosemary Essential Oil.
- Folded Lemon Essential Oil.
- Cedarwood Essential Oil.
- Dark Patchouli Essential Oil.
- Clary Sage Essential Oil.
- Folded Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
- Peppermint Essential Oil.
Are there any natural preservatives?
Some of the most popular and effective natural preservatives available include rosemary extract, neem oil, citrus oils, citric acid, grapeseed extract, and buffered vinegar. Preservatives, particularly for foods, have been around many thousands of years.
What is the shelf life of melt and pour soap?
The shelf life for our 2 lb. Melt and Pour Soap Bases is 1-2 years. If you do not plan to immediately use your Melt and Pour Soap Bases after purchase, we encourage you to store them in an air-tight plastic storage container. This will ensure that your soap doesn’t dry out prematurely.
Can I add honey to melt and pour soap base?
I recommend 1/2 teaspoon per pound when adding honey to melt and pour soap base. Too much honey in melt and pour will cause the soap to become soft, increase glycerin dew, or the honey may separate from the base. The Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base is an easy way to incorporate honey into your melt and pour projects.