Melt and Pour Soap Base Shea Butter

Melt and Pour Soap Base Shea Butter
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Stephenson Shea Soap Base is free of all surfactants and propylene glycol. It contains 5% Shea Butter, and is smooth, creamy, and rich with natural emollient properties.

Our Melt & Pour Glycerin Soap base is ALL VEGETABLE OIL and contains no alcohol or harmful products to dry your skin! 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.

Please note that the Shea Butter Soap may not lather as well as other soap bases. This is due to a natural chemical process and it does not undermine the effectiveness of the product.

Usage: A two pound brick can make between 10 - 20 soaps, depending on the size of the soap you’re trying to make.

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Features:
Highly moisturizing formula
No artificial colors added
No animal testing
100% Vegetable base
Biodegradable
Opaque in color and provides a creamy luxurious lather
Wide temperature ranges, from 140 F to 180 F
Odorless base for a superior fragrance lift
Neutral pH of approximately 7.8
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: Star
Was my first batch of Melt and Pour soap with this base and it was absolutely amazing. Great leather, great natural scent and set nicely. Will be purchasing more!

By: Christina, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-Dec-2015


Rating: Star
This base lathers decently, and takes scent well. It does take a bit more effort to melt than the other NDA bases I've tried, and it sets up very quickly (by the time it gets down to about 135 degrees, it's already starting to film over heavily). It sure makes a nice bar of soap, though!

By: A., Dawson Creek, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jul-2013


Rating: Star
I found this soap lathers well, sets very quickly and it does have a bit of a scent. I needed to add more EOs to get the scent to come through. It is really great that I was able to try different M&P soaps (because of the great prices). I will keep trying different mixes and see what I can create!

By: Amy, London, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 01-Oct-2016


Rating: Star
I mix this with the M&P goats milk to concoct a wonderfully creamy smooth soap that feels so great on my skin. I have had eczema and excessively dry skin my entire life but the products from ND are absolutely amazing and very therapeutic for these conditions.

By: Cindy, Caledon, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 24-Aug-2016


Rating: Star
Love this soap! I find it super moisturizing and easy to work with.

By: Shelley, Deseronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Aug-2016


Rating: Star
Absolutely luscious soap base, mild smell but I love it plus it takes on scents really well. On sale at the moment so will be taking advantage of the offer.

By: Chris, Ottawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2016


Rating: Star
This soap base is fantastic. Has no scent and takes on scent very well. What a great product. Will be purchasing more. I purchased the block and it came is such a great bo . I was estactic.

By: Alanna, Cambridge, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Dec-2015


Rating: Star
I got this base together with goat milk one. I like goat milk better as it's softer and easier to cut. They both don't have scent and take scent very well. I added 1/3 of clear base to make the color less solid, which turned out to be good.

By: Shanel, Ottawa, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Mar-2015


Rating: Star
I found this very easy to work with, does harden quickly, Took fragrant oil well and Labcolors. Lather was very low, much to my disappointment :) I added jojoba beads, peppermint leaves and lavender flower to my soaps. flower and leaves did turn brown, but loved to jojoba beads!

By: Laura, Hazelridge, Manitoba
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2015


Rating: Star
Bought a case of this base to give it a try. It is certainly easy to work with and feels so nice on the skin. Takes colors and fragrance/eo very well. It does sweat a lot when the humidity is high.

By: Angela, Holstein, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Dec-2012


Rating: Star
my favourite melt and pour soap base so far!! it doesnt bubble much when being melted (which is fantastic)! the packaging it comes in makes life so much easier (for the big block). it takes lab colours and fragrance oils well, and its moisturizing. I couldnt ask for anything better!

By: Stefanie, Stanstead, Quebec
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 14-May-2013


Rating: Star
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
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013


Rating: Star
I just melted in the microwave and it worked well. I had fun experimenting with different essential oils, fruit zests and herbs.

By: Meghan, Cochrane, Alberta
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 24-Apr-2013


Rating: Star
Nice moisturising soap! Had no issues with it.

By: Chantelle, Asquith, Saskatchewan
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jan-2013


Rating: Star
Feels great on the skin. It is very gentle and keeps in moisture. However, it takes forever to get a good foam going. That annoys a lot of people because they prefer a rich lather.

By: John, London, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Aug-2012


Rating: Star
Initially I was not thrilled with this base. My friend and I had a hard time melting it, and it set so quickly we could hardly pour it into the mold. However - we played around and added 1/5 part olive oil base, and it melted beautifully! Adding some honey helped, and adds to the nice moisturizing feeling.

By: Robin, Edmonton, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Oct-2012


Rating: Star
This was my first time ever making any kind of soap, and I was impressed with how easy it was. I did struggle at first with the bubbles/foam that developed as it was melted, but pouring through a sieve helped a lot - and then I'd use a spatula to skim any residual off the poured soap. The soap set well, is easy to cut, and has a nice smooth, hard, rich texture. I added more shea butter to it, and got a wonderfully moisturizing soap. It doesn't lather much, but if I were to choose between bubbles or a mild, moisturizing soap that makes my skin feel soft, I'd go for the shea soap every time! Will definitely order again.

By: Esme, Ottawa, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 18-Jul-2012


Rating: Star
This is my least favourite soap base. It is very difficult to work with as it creates tons of little bubbles (and is hard to cut). The other bases from ND are way better.

By: Marta, Ajax, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Apr-2012


Rating: Star
Didnt lather so well, but did miracles for dry skin !

By: Madeline, Kingston, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 29-May-2012


Rating: Star
This soap has NO LATHER, whatsoever. Although, it does rinse clean and leaves no residue. My friends prefer soaps that actually lather! Will not order this one again. Might have better luck with this base if you embedded a loofah sponge or even ground loofah in it.

By: Meliisa, Bowmanville, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 17-Mar-2012


Rating: Star
Once you get past the lack of lather, this is a great soap. My daughter has eczema and can't use any brand of soaps or shampoos so I use this for her baths mixed with vitamin e oil and calendula oil.

By: Amanda, Whitby, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 16-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
As always, very happy with the product I received. Not only is the packing job top notch, my customers LOVE the shea butter soap, they say its great on the hands, very moisturising (leaves hands soft and smooth), and no residue or film where you leave it sitting in a dish or on the sink ledge. I was told not to change, so I will have to go with demand, plus I happen to agree with them! Thanks for the great prices and service, so nice to get that these days.

By: Jasmin, London, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Oct-2011


Rating: Star
Very nice and able to get a really nice lather once you let the bar get wet enough for a few seconds. It has a creamier type of lather than some of the others and I have also blended this base with others and get nice results. Like mixing equal parts of the Shea Butter base with the Non-Certified Organic or the Clear Base to vary the types of lather. It's wonderful. I also like to make layered bars too that look really nice, like pouring a layer of colored and scented clear base and let set, and then a layer of shea butter base and let set, and then another layer of another blend in a similar color or lighter and let set. All scented of course. It's so much fun to be creative.

By: Naomi, Chatham, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2011


Rating: Star
This base as a beautiful richness to it, but doesn't seem to lather. It solidify extremely rapidly, making it a almost impossible to make soaps using molds that needs perfectly clean/straight limits to join to part perfectly after. It is easy to use in normal shaped molds.

By: Alexandra, Montréal, Quebec
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
Although I like the softness of this soap, I find the fact that there is no lather to be a definite disadvantage. If you don't mind not having lather, then by all means, go ahead and buy it - you won't be disappointed - but if it's lather you're looking for, the Goat's Milk is a better option, in my opinion.

By: Ellen, Thornhill, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Oct-2010


Rating: Star
This soap is really wonderful. I just love it! It leaves my skin so soft and moiturized. But, for me, nothing will ever beat their olive soap ;) I would buy this soap again for sure!

By: Christine, North Vancouver, British Columbia
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 03-Sep-2010


Rating: Star
The shea butter base is wonderful. Leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft

By: Diane, Québec, Quebec
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Oct-2010


Rating: Star
This absolutely surprised me. I have not been a big fan of Melt and Pour Soap up until NOW that is. I got a really decent lather, and my dry skin felt soft and wonderful. My next purchase will be a case!!!! you can't beat that price. AWSOME.

By: Charlene, Brampton, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 16-Jun-2009


Rating: Star
Very creamy and rich. Base has a strong odour and does not take some scents well. Like the other soap bases much better.

By: Leah, Brantford, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 31-Dec-2009


Rating: Star
Great price, good packaging, good quality. Anybody has suggestions on how to get any lather with this base ?

By: Sylvain, Drummondville, Quebec
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 19-Mar-2010


Rating: Star
The shea butter base moisturizes quite well when using to wash your hands. The soap is fragile, because if it is heated in a double boiler more than once it hardens up and is not open to melting again. Amazing foaming content with Shea and my friends and I really like the fact that it comes nothing short of perfect Shea!! - BUY IT

By: Arm, Mississauga, Prince Edward Island
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Apr-2010


Rating: Star
Great price!!! less than half of what i was paying before. Leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft! Love it!

By: Maxine, Ottawa, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 17-Jan-2010


Rating: Star
It feels nice on the skin, I just wish it would lather more. Does anyone know what I could use to put in it too get it to lather?

By: Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2010


Rating: Star
I just tried this soap and amazed at the "softness" when using it. Will reorder

By: Carol, Hepburn, Saskatchewan
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring this back soon!! I am going crazy waiting for it to be back in stock!! I really love it, and need more for my shop!! :)

By: Kristina, Ile Perrot, Quebec
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
Ok, ND is awesome!! I used to buy this soap base elsewhere on-line and it was double the price! Now I can get a lot more for my money and the quality is amazing!!! THANK YOU!!!! :)

By: Kris, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
What I like about doing business with New Directions isn't just only the good ethical product that they boast of but the beautiful people that work there that makes it all worth while, Vicikie, Romona and all the rest of beautiful people there, past and present, Todd and counting Beau too, and can't forget the boss himself Alex. Love you all, Love and kisses(lol) RAs Emmanuel .

By: Richard, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 21-May-2008


Rating: Star
This base is wonderful. I use it very often in my products, and have always been very happy with the results. It is creamy and unscented, which makes adding my own natural additives a breeze!

By: Marcie, Brampton, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Oct-2006


Rating: Star
This base is a good quality one. On another hand, it is opaque, and clear. Unless I made a mistake. There is a big advantage of containing 5% shea butter.

By: Louise, Montreal, Quebec
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Feb-2006


Rating: Star
This soap base is GREAT! Very soft with a creamy but not oily sensation. It partially hydrated the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Really a excellent product.

By: Carole, Rosemère, Quebec
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 02-Feb-2007


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As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.


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