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Basic Melt and Pour Soap Making

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A list of essential ingredients you need when you are starting out in soap making. All the links are searches on Amazon and Ebay the two major marketplaces in the UK. Start by testing out a few products before you commit yourself to using suppliers for large orders. Prices are always good on these marketplaces when you purchase a specific thing. When you order from suppliers directly, your purchases will be subject to VAT and additional delivery charges.  VAT is inclusive in purchases from Amazon and Ebay and delivery is almost always free. That's why its best to start here

Essential Ingredients

Herbal Ingredients

Dried herbs and flowers are good addition when you start making soap, they provide such a natural feel to your products.

There are different bundles out there, each has it's own collection of flowers and herbs, alternatively, if you are looking for lavender or rose petals, there are single packs too.

Isopropyl Alcohol

Excellent, and a must have when you are soap making, Alcohol is perfect for getting rid of air bubbles and also when you are layering two separate soaps. It lasts forever in your inventory. Just make sure you search for a spray bottle or nozzle to add to the bottle.

Mica and Titanium Dioxide

The best non-bleeding colorants on the market. Mica allows you achieve excellent designs which will not spoil over time. Mica and Titanium Dioxide work perfectly in any melt and pour base, getting a pack of multi colors will give you a lot of inspiration and it's what we recommend if you are into more colourful designs.

Natural Butters

Natural oils and butters are a great enhancement to your soaps, just make sure when you add it you follow the same method we did in the video to avoid affecting the colours of your bases if you are layering. Raw Natural oils and butters blend well in melt and pour.

Liquid Colorants

(Bleeding)

These are water based liquid colorants which are great for making single color soap bars. Do not use these if you are layering or otherwise you will end up with a one colour rainbow soap. Water based colorants provide excellent transparency to your clear base and are very economical, a little goes a long way.

Non-Bleeding Colorants

These are based on Glycerine, it's been a new colorant to the market for some time now. To make it simple, these are like liquid colorants but do not bleed. If you want to achieve incredible designs in melt and pour, this is right colorant to use. This is the colorant we will use in the future for the next tutorials. Only available from The Soap Kitchen.

Soap Bases

Stephenson's Melt and Pour Bases.

Build your whole business on these soap bases, they are heavily tested, have world recognised certificates, they are stable, a really top product which you can build your entire business on. Purchase 1kg base out of many bases and see the product before you commit yourself to larger orders.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are great way to enhance your soap with natural benefits. Some essential oils do not smell that strong comparing to others. They are great for offering a massage feel to your soap bars. Essential oils are more expensive compared to Fragrance oils and for a fairly good reason.

Fragrance Oils

Unlike Essential Oils, Fragrance oils are a lot stronger when it comes to smell and do last longer. There are hundreds if not thousands of fragrance oils on the market where you can choose from, TradeEssentialOils have an extensive list of fragrances for you to try in small bottles.