Shea Melt and Pour Base - (5% naturally crushed shea butter added) This is a white soap base with added shea butter. It gives off a creamy lather while promoting moisture and softening.
Ingredients: Common Name: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Shea Butter (refined naturally crushed), Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Propylene Glycol (of vegetable origin), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Oat Protein (conditioner), Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque soaps)Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera Oil, Elaeis Guineensis Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii, Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Avena Sativa Protein Extract, Titanium Dioxide
*Please Note: New Soy-Free Formulation (Updated February 2014)
Note: The ingredients on this list, provided to us by the manufacturer, have not been independently verified. The manufacturer uses a small number of processing aids during saponification that are proprietary, do not appear on the list, and are not disclosed
This was the very first melt and pour base I've ever tried
This is a nice base but it solidifies before the temperature drops enough to use it with the Celtic knot mold and the evergreen mica. It seems to start hardening at 135 degrees.
This base melts easily but it's drying on my skin. I prefer the Goat Milk base.
I'm not huge into m&p (I typically stick to cp) but occasionally a project calls for it... I find it a little drying as I work with it, but that could be just excess or washing my hands a lot while working. Has nice lather, but I wish it suspended better. I would have bought something else had I known. Luckily the molds I'm using are enclosed and can be shaken once in a while
I have tried many m&p's over the years and this my "go to". I make a signature shower and shave soap that starts with this base. It takes additives and fragrance well. I also find I don't get that filmy feeling with this base that occurs with other m&p. I like to buy 10 lbs out at a time but as my hobby business has picked up, I need to order bigger quantities and I love that BB can accommodate various order sizes.
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