Product Rating: 4.7/5 (As per 31 Customer Reviews)
Our Melt and Pour Olive Base is a glycerin soap base that is transparent with a slightly green hint of color. This base contains functional amounts of Olive Oil which provides rich lather with excellent moisturizing benefits.
Glycerin, a natural emollient, is included to draw moisture from the air to benefit skin. It cleanses without stripping or upsetting the delicate natural pH balance necessary for soft, healthy looking skin. And, since we don't use animal oils, our soap rinses clean and leaves no soapy film behind. All our soap bases are produced with high-quality raw materials to form a luxurious lather and sparkling clarity.
Usage: A two pound brick can make between 10 - 20 soaps, depending on the size of the soap you’re trying to make.
Features: • Highly moisturizing formula • No artificial colors added • No animal testing • 100% Vegetable base • Biodegradable • Made with pure Virgin Olive Oil • Slight green hue due to the natural olive oil added • Odorless base for a superior fragrance lift • Highly translucent and very rich looking • Compatible with wide range of fragrances
Caution: When making soaps it is good to remember that the Melt & Pour Bases contain water as part of the formula. So if they are left exposed to the atmosphere, the water will evaporate and the bar of soap will shrink. We would recommend fully wrapping the ENTIRE soap bar as soon as it is poured and cooled--this should minimize/eliminate any shrinkage.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: Great product, we always come back to purchase more when we run out.
We have been using this for the past 4 years. The 25 lb block lasted us between 2-3 years, which is decent. We were also able to give some soap bars away to family and friends so it's well worth it.
My husband mostly uses this in the shower, and I add a few extra oils (Almond and Coconut) to the mix, along with the Ocean Breeze FO. He loves it. It just melts so fast!
Definitely better than the Goats Milk M&P, as this lathers so much better. I'll be attempting to make a small batch for the new baby with no scents and just adding oils and chamomile petals.
Rating: ND has the BEST M&P soaps on the market! This is wonderfully luxuriant and lathers well. Will buy again without doubt.
By:Cindy, Caledon, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Aug-2016
Rating: A scrumptious classic soap favorite! You can never go wrong with olive oil soap for the skin. I just love this stuff and it's so healthy too!
By:Susanne, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jul-2007
Rating: I made a small test batch with this base, and am loving it so far. It's not a dense lather, but as long as the bar is very wet, it lathers well. I keep it in the shower, and it seems to be lasting well, too. What surprised me (pleasantly) was just how clear this base was. I tried it for some novelty bars (with embedded fish toys), and the very slightest hint of green in the batch looked perfect for the tropical water look I was hoping for. I also got very little bubbles in the melting/stirring process, so it was actually more successful than my previous embedded fish soaps (with the clear and vanilla stable bases). Thumbs up on all counts for this one!
By:A., Dawson Creek, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jul-2013
Rating: Loved the first batch of soap I made with this. It's beautifully clear (though not colourless/transparent). The lather is a little on the thin side, but good. The best part for me is that I don't find the soap too drying, which is often a problem for me. The only negative so far seems to be that it's a tiny bit soft (seems to be conparable to the NCO base in that regard), which means it probably won't last as long.
By:A., Dawson Creek, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jul-2013
Rating: I love this base so much! I mix it with my goats milk base and glycerin base. It's very soft and it's very easy to work with this base. Not 100% clear, but clear enough to make something beautiful!
By:Julie, St-Hubert, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Aug-2014
Rating: I chose olive base over basic clear base for better moisture.
And this is not completely clear- it has little bit of green colour like olive oil.
Basic ingredients for MP soap and willing to buy it again!
By:Heejin, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Apr-2014
Rating: This is a terrific soap for dry skin and extremely good for moisturizing! It takes citrusy essential oils very well, (grapefruit, mandarin, tangerine, orange etc). I now use this soap in my kitchen because it cuts food smells completely as well as looking so pretty. I also use the Olive base to make a moisturizing exfoliant soap with sandalwood powder which is terrific because the sandalwood is such a gentle exfoliant. Adding about 6 tsp of chamomile petals per litre of melted Olive soap and tincture of Green tea extract gave a wonderful fragrance free brilliant amber coloured soap, the petals giving it an interesting marbled appearance.( I have tried adding other botanicals but in general they tend to sink in the mould and not to disperse). Like a previous reviewer said, it would be wonderful to have a SLS free version of this Olive soap base!
By:Elizabeth, Holland Landing, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2006
Rating: The only downside ive had with this soap is that it was a tad bit greasy when handled. Other then that is it a great soap base. Feels wonderful on the skin, takes scents very well,and has a pretty good lather!
All in all 4 outta 5!:)
Rating: Beautiful Love it I mix half bar olive with half bar shea makes a great bar of soap my husband loves it
By:Danielle, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013
Rating: I tried this because I wanted an olive oil base soap, however it contains SLS, which I do not want in anything.
Although it took the Men's Perfume I created very well, the soap itself turned out too soft. I shall be using the Organic M & P instead because it is much harder and lasts much longer.
By:J.alexandra, Airdrie, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jun-2006
Rating: Love the Olive soap. I like it better than Goat Milk soap. I will definitely order again.
By:Chau, Coquitlam, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Dec-2012
Rating: This is great on the skin, however it is actually slippery in the tub, the kids keep dropping and losing it. lol :)
Rating: Beautiful soap base. It has a wonderful lather and is like silk on your skin. It is a bit soft when working with it but I don't mind because the results are worth it. It does have a slight green color to it so keep this in mind when adding colors like yellow because you wont get the same color as you would if adding it to a clear base.
By:Kyla, Espanola, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Jan-2012
Rating: The olive oil base has such a beautiful lather and is so nice for my sensitive skin. I find it takes colours nicely too. The only problem I did have was trying to get it out of my round abs pipe mold because it was soft. I tried waiting 24 hours, freezing it, pushing it out with a can and finally asked my husband for help because it just wouldn't budge for me. I would still purchase this again, just not put it in my ABS mold. It is easily removed from silicone and pre-made molds.
Rating: I fell in love with this soap. I love how it`s translucent and lathering, and rich, and just fun to experiment with. I`ve made 3 batches of the hand swirl, one fuschia, one brilliant blue, and one lime green with the same scent (Bahama Berrie and Melon) and they all sold (I`m just starting, but I`m loving every minute of this, I could do these all day). I find the colors are beautiful and it makes them really fun looking. I can`t wait to do a summer theme with the same soap! :)
By:Kim, Saint-Henri-De-Levis, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Jan-2012
Rating: This soap is very smooth and feels great on the skin. Toe downside is that it contains detergents. I would love to get a SLS/SLES-free Olive Oil soap from NDA.
By:Rhiannon, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Aug-2011
Rating: Made my 1st batch of Soap last week...used Olive Base, in the Flip Flop mold with a lime green colout & margarita scent...so easy & everyone loved them :)
Thanks for starting me on a adventure.
Rating: Smells of olive, so be careful when mixing scents. Make sure to add more! The green tinge is barely there and it works quite well.
-A must buy!
By:Arm, Mississauga, Prince Edward Island
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Apr-2010
Rating: A very nice base, very conditioning
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2010
Rating: I use this soap for many things, not "just bars". It is pure enough to use for babies as well as adults. It never fails to moisturize and it takes scents and additives so very well. I just love it. I make an amazing sugar scrub bar that feels smooth until it gets wet, then it has scrubbing power and lathers amazingly well too! Thank you ND for keeping this base in stock. :)
By:June, Vulcan, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Nov-2008
Rating: Made mint soaps with this base and results were exceptional - holds EOs well and has a rich lather.
By:Dave, Victoria, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jul-2009
Rating: I just got my MP olive soap today and have already made a batch of Red Currant and Thyme Tea Soap!!! YUMMY!! This is such a luxurious soap. It made my skin all smooth while I was cutting it up ;) I can tell this one will be a hit and am now on my way to buy more!!
By:Kris, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Oct-2008
Rating: I absolutely love this product. The olive oil soap base is wonderfully silky and that is how it makes my skin feel after using. I have used finely chopped scraps to add to oatmeal bath sachets. Super moist and skin softening.
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