Soap base – it is almost ready soap, odorless and color. This is the semi-finished product from which you can easily make a beautiful soap with your own hands. Most often, the soap base consists of such standard components as glycerin, surface active substances (surfactants) and tropical oils,
palm more often. You probably heard about the dangers of surfactants, they really dry the skin, in some basics they may be less, in some more, but at this moment it is they who give soap to the foam. In any case, these not the most useful substances in the soap, which you make with your own hands from the base, will be less than in the purchased bar. In addition, you can add base and essential oils, as well as decoctions of herbs and other natural ingredients and get the soap with the useful qualities you need.
Types of soap bases
And so what is the soap base?
- Solid transparent
- Solid white
- Organic (solid and liquid)
- Cream base
There are also bases with various additives, such as goat milk, olive oil, etc., bases for creams, shampoos, jelly and others.
Country makers of the basis for handmade soap. The main suppliers of the base are England, China, Germany, Belarus. The same soap base is produced and supplied by such countries as Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, India, USA, Latvia, Malaysia.
Marking soap base
When you buy a base, pay attention to the labeling of the base for soap making, this is basic data on the base.
T (transparent) – a transparent base for soap
W (white-eng.) – white, matte base
ORG (organic-eng.) Is an organic base, made mainly from natural ingredients and does not cause allergic reactions.
All other symbols in the marking are factory-made and we will talk about them later.
Well, after the general information, let’s see how many and what components can be added to the base for the soap, to get a beautiful and practical soap, made with your own hands.
Add 100 grams of base no more:
- Essential oils – 3-7 drops;
- Base oil – 1/3 tsp;
- Flavors – 5-10 drops;
- Liquid food dye – 1-7 drops;
- Pigment – after dilution in oil / glycerin (if you had a dry one) to 1-3 drops;
- Cosmetic clay – 1-2 teaspoons;
- Scrub natural supplements (coffee, poppy, apricot seed) – ½-2 teaspoons;
- Natural supplements (honey, sugar, chocolate) – 1-2 teaspoons / 1 chocolate cube.
In the next article, read all about the English soap base. All about its advantages and disadvantages, as well as about the types of English bases and their features.