I woke up this morning thinking about what to talk about in my "today" post on the blog; I decided to talk about melt & pour soap base.
When I decided to start with soap-making, I tought that melt and pour was the right technique for me.
This because I have a small lab (inside my house where I live with parents,sister and my kitty); I read a lot about soap making with lye and I definitely got scared of hot/cold soap making process.
Once I decided for Melt & Pour, obviously I had to find a good-natural-clear base with reasonable costs (and shipping costs).
It wasn't easy! There are only a few web sites selling this kind of base in bulk quantities,and many are soooo far away that shipping costs for me were going to be higher than soap cost!
I want to help people who's starting soap-making , so I'm going to list here the web sites I've found!
- Gracefruit.com This is a very good site for soap makers,expecially for european ones: in fact it's in the UK and shipping costs are definitely reasonable. It sells white soap base and clear soap base in bulk quantities. It sells also scents,oils,additives and everything you may need.
- PudledukSoapCo.etsy.com They make a very good white soap base all natural and super fatted with Shea butter. Their base is actually a made to order cold processed soap so it is just like you mixed the lye and fats yourself. The nice fact is that they can make custom orders with your favourite quantity!
- Wholesale Supplies Plus 15 kinds of soap bases, many are already enriched with milks and butters. They are in Ohio so shipping costs are reasonable for U.s.
- BrambleBerry.com Thank's Kelle for talking me about this beautiful site! They sell tons of supplies and tested bases! Many Etsy soap sellers use their bases.
If I were you I wouldn't buy base from E-bay: my advice is to buy always from web sites which certificate that their soap is good for skin and that the base have been clinically tested.
If I'll found other interesting sites selling bases I'll update this post!