Melt & Pour bases are used to produce some of the most innovative and aesthetically pleasing solid bars on the market.
This is described as 'sweating' and is caused because the bars have been left out in the atmosphere un-wrapped. Many bases contain various ingredients like glycerine which acts as a humectant. These attract moisture and beads of water will begin to appear on the bars if left unwrapped. A number of factors contribute to this; storage, ambient temperature, humidity and air pressure. The best way to avoid this is by wrapping your soaps/syndet bars.
The majority of our bases are gluten-free - if you require further information please contact us here.
No, they are naturally derived.
Yes, they can be heated to approximately 100°C but this should not be repeated multiple times (heated and cooled) as this could adversely affect the colour of the product.
Yes, Durosoft is suitable for vegans.
No studies/testing has been conducted, so we have no data on this to say that it is safe to use on babies. It is down to the customer to carry out this testing on their finished products.
No, they are cosmetic grade.
No, this is a ready-to-use base and not designed to be thickened.
Durosoft PG10 CY-MB works well in solubilizing the tocopherol.
Yes, you can. However please be aware that the type and amount of essential oils you can add will vary, some essential oils will thin your base, some will thicken, and some will make the soap base cloudy and hazy. So be sure to test, run stability and always leave thickening to the very end.
The bases are not manufactured for processing at home. Extruded soap bases are used in soap factories, and are converted from noodle form into finished soap bars in one continuous process using pressure, force, and large scale machinery.
The pH cannot be adjusted as this will cause the soap to revert to fatty acid at which point solids will form.