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Crumbly Disappointment

The last 2 pounds I had from a previous order crumbled as I was cutting them up, but I used them only to have some of the finished soap bars do the same thing. I placed another order hoping it would be better. However, as soon as I started cutting this base it crumbled. I thought it was just the 1 pound block so I continued cutting up a few more to make my soap, only to find they did the same thing. Went ahead and made a 5 pound loaf of soap only to slice each bar which crumbled too. Now I not only have 5 pounds of soap I need to figure out what to do with, but also the other 5 pounds I haven’t used yet. I’m not confident in using this base now or in the future. All the other bases I’ve purchased from BB have been wonderful, but I’m very, very disappointed in the shea base.

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Don't Recommend

I have had great results with shea cold process and love SFIC melt & pour goats milk and aloe bases so I went with this one. I have tried this with and without fragrance and my skin is itchy all day. Good news is that a 10lb order arrived in individually wrapped 1 lb blocks so maybe I can give it away.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
It sounds like you may be sensitive to one of the ingredients in this specific base. I would recommend sticking to the SFIC Goat Milk or Aloe Vera Melt and Pour Soaps you have had success with.

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Charcoal an rose clay soap turned out..Great.!

Very pleased with the shea soap base .

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Highly Recommend

I wasn't sure which base to get. I have used shea butter bases from craft stores before but they left my skin dry. That was a real turn-off for me and I never touched melt and pour again. I decided to give it a try from a better shop (bramble berry :) ) and I am so impressed! I made and tested this soap today. It left my skin very soft and moisturized, but not greasy or oily. I feel clean but soft. Highly recommend this base. Definitely buying it again and using it for many more soaps!

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Solidifies too quickly

I've used melt and pour soaps before, mainly the ones you can purchase from craft stores, but have loved watching Soap Queen TV and decided to try a Bramble Berry product. It has to be higher quality, or so I thought. I'm deeply disappointed in how this soap behaves. I take it out of the microwave and by the time I'm done stirring it, the surface is already hardening and creates a "skin" that I need to stir back into the soap, which at this point is already thickening. I couldn't even pour a full bar of soap without the rest of it hardening as I poured. I got several chunks of soap in one bar as I poured. This soap also smells of lavender, which is strange. I will not be purchasing this again. I wanted to return the unused bases I purchased, but I see the return policy doesn't allow it. Lesson learned: buy one soap base at a time rather than get stuck with a terrible base.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Jennifer! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this base. We love the luxurious feel of our SFIC Shea Melt and Pour Base. Our SFIC bases are the most natural of our MP and they do have less chemicals in them to keep them smooth and melted. These bases requires less heat and more stirring, but at the end of the day feels so much better on your skin! It does sound like the soap may have gotten a little burnt in the end. Burnt melt and pour can form a skin and solidify quickly. To help prevent that, microwave the soap on short bursts (as short as 5 seconds) and stir frequently. It also helps to set your microwave to low. Find out more about that in our How to Avoid Burnt Melt & Pour blog post. For more tips and tricks for melt & pour soaping check out the Free Beginner's Guide to Soapmaking: Melt and Pour. Customer service has contacted you directly to help resolve this issue.