Natural Buttermilk Soap Base

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$ 20.50$ 186.00 inc. GST


If you have been searching for a natural, white buttermilk melt and pour (glycerine) soap base, then this product is for you. This is an absolutely decadent, creamy white melt and pour soap base.

Crafted in NZ, this soap base contains only natural ingredients. Buttermilk contains many skin- and hair-loving properties. This base has the most beautiful, sweet smell, almost like milk and honey. It creates large bubbles that quickly becomes a thick and luxurious lather without much effort. 

To Melt: Chop into small 2cm cubes and melt in a Pyrex jug in the microwave on short 20-30 second bursts or on a double-boiler. Do not leave unattended (watch it carefully) as this base melts very quickly.

Colouring your soap base: This soap base is white so added colours will be pastel.

If you just want a pure and natural soap, just chop it off the block as you need it – no need to add anything else.

Colour: Creamy white.

Odour: Sweet and milky with a nutty finish.

Vegan Status: Not vegan due to the buttermilk.

Melting Point: 45-55 °C.

Product Consistency: This is a hard and brittle base. Take care when un-moulding small or intricate soaps – we recommend freezing them for 30 minutes prior. It also sets up quickly and will form a skin if you don’t keep stirring. We recommend giving it a really good tap once in the mould, to ensure it has reached all edges of the mould. Remember, this is a natural base and does not contain artificial ingredients that make it easier to work with.

Decomposition Point: 150°C. Do not over-heat this base as it is a natural product made from oils and will begin to smoke if you heat it above this point.

pH: 7.8-8.5. This is quite low for soap and will not strip your skin like higher pH soaps.

What it doesn’t contain:

  • Any ingredients listed as harmful or toxic to humans by the NPA (Natural Products Association).
  • Sulphates.
  • Parabens.
  • Phthalates.
  • Propylene Glycol.
  • Petroleum-based ingredients.
  • Ethanol.
  • EDTA or other chelating agents.
  • Ingredients tested on animals.
  • Oils and butters derived from animals.
  • Titanium Dioxide.
  • Colourants.
  • Preservatives.
  • Heavy metals or contaminants.
Distilled Water
Coconut Oil CAS No 8001-31-8
Lauric Acid CAS  No 143-07-7 Derived from plant sources.
Glycerine CAS No 56-81-5 Derived from plant sources.
Coco Glucoside CAS No 141464-72-8 Derived from coconuts.
Sucrose CAS NO 57-50-1 Derived from plant sources.
1.3 Propanediol CAS NO 504-62-2HHo Derived from corn sugar.
Citric Acid CAS NO 77-92-9 Derived from plant sources.

INCI Ingredients: Water Distilled, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Cocoate, Coco Glucoside, Vegetable Glycerin (non-palm), Sucrose, Fresh Buttermilk, Propanediol 1.3 (from corn starch), Sodium Citrate.

*We have recently changed the format of our ingredients listings, but the soap formulation has not changed.

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 9 cm

10kg, 500g, 950 to 999g, 1kg, 20kg, 5kg

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  1. Tanya Leonard

    great lather

    Tanya Leonard (verified owner)

    you have to work fast with this base it gets a skin fast it melts clear but comes back white when harden again it has beautiful lather it has rich big bubbles only defult of the base it sets up quick would buy again

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    sharonlarsen13 (verified owner)

    Lovely lather and creamy, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. You really do have to pour fast. The soap sets very quickly. I will be buying more in my new order.

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  3. (verified owner)

    I so love these natural bases, what performers. You need to work quickly but therein lies the beauty, quick, simple and so luscious; Love this product! 🙂

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  4. Louise Wood

    Louise Wood (verified owner)

    Have to work fast but still worth it

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