If you have been searching for a natural coco-olive blend melt and pour (glycerine) soap base, then this product is for you. This is a combined coconut oil and olive oil soap base.
Crafted in NZ, this soap base contains only natural ingredients. It provides superior cleansing but will also protect your skin from over-drying thanks to the olive oil. We find this soap to be wonderful if you wash your hands frequently. It provides a wonderful clean with high lather, without over-drying your skin with multiple uses.
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. This base will appear clear once melted and return to opaque once it has cooled and solidified.
Colouring your soap base: This base is white, so colours that you add 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.
Odour: Mildly sweet.
Vegan Status: Vegan friendly.
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.
Packaging: Cellophane (derived from trees) and sticky tape plus a label.
What it doesn’t contain:
- Any ingredients listed as harmful or toxic to humans by the NPA (Natural Products Association).
- Propylene Glycol.
- Petroleum-based ingredients.
- EDTA or other chelating agents.
- Ingredients tested on animals.
- Oils and butters derived from animals.
- Titanium Dioxide.
- Heavy metals or contaminants.
|Lauric Acid||CAS No 104717-23-9|
|Coconut Oil||CAS No 8001-31-8||Derived from plant sources.|
|Coco Glucoside||CAS No 110615-47-9||Derived from coconuts.|
|Vegetable Glycerine||CAS No 56-81-5||Derived from plant sources.|
|Sucrose||CAS NO 57-50-1||Derived from plant sources.|
|Olive Oil||CAS NO 8001-25-0||Derived from plant sources.|
|1.3 Propanediol||CAS NO 504-63-2||Derived from corn sugar.|
|Citric Acid||CAS NO 77-92-9||Derived from plant sources.|
Ingredients: Water Distilled, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Olivate, Coco Glucoside, Vegetable Glycerin (non-palm), Sucrose, 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.