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When I first started making soap, I did a lot of research and read many books on the subject before I even made my first batch.
The first soap I made was from a base known as Melt and Pour. Melt and pour soap bases in my option are the easiest way to start in soap making. Melt and Pour is as the name states: melt down a soap base and pour into molds.
Melt and pour bases are designed to melt easily in the microwave or double boiler. Something to note when working with melt and pour soap bases is to never add water to the base.
Water will make the base slimy and prevents the soap from hardening properly. Take it from me I have ruined many a batch of soap this way. There are many types of melt and pour soap bases on the market. The basic three are clear glycerin soap base, whitened glycerin soap base and white coconut oil soap base. Variations of the soap bases are the result of additives mixed into the bases for example hemp oil, honey, oatmeal or my personal favorite goat’s milk and the list of additives goes on and on. The great thing about M&P is that it is so versatile. What I mean by that is you can add colorant, fragrances, even dried herbs. The possibilities are endless.
See my post below for a quick and easy recipe
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