If you have been searching for a natural, clear olive oil melt and pour (glycerine) soap base, then this product is for you. This is a skin-loving olive oil soap base.
Crafted in NZ, this soap base contains only natural ingredients. It contains excellent skin-loving qualities thanks to the high levels of fresh NZ olive oil. It provides a wonderful small-bubbled lather that becomes thick and luxurious very quickly. Perfect for older and sensitive skin types. It is also very clear and perfect for embedding.
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 clear and colourants will be bright.
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: White with a tint of green thanks to the olive oil.
Odour: Mildly sweet.
Vegan Status: Vegan friendly.
Melting Point: 45-55 °C.
Product Consistency: Take care when un-moulding small or intricate soaps – we recommend freezing them for 30 minutes prior. This base 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).
- 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.
|Vegetable Glycerine||CAS No 56-81-5|
|Lauric Acid||CAS No 143-07-7||Derived from plant sources.|
|Stearic Acid||CAS No 57-11-4||Derived from Plant Sources.|
|Coco Glucoside||CAS No 141464-72-8||Derived from coconuts.|
|Sucrose||CAS NO 57-50-1||Derived from plant sources.|
|CAS NO 8001-25-0||From a NZ Farm.|
|1.3 Propanediol||CAS NO 504-62-2||Derived from corn sugar.|
|Citric Acid||CAS NO 77-92-9||Derived from plant sources.|
Ingredients: Water Distilled, Vegetable Glycerin (non-palm) Sodium Laurate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Olivate, Coco, Glucoside, Sucrose, Propanediol 1.3 (from corn starch), NZ Olive Oil, Sodium Citrate.
*We have recently changed the format of our ingredients listings, but the soap formulation has not changed.