Melt & Pour Soap, Why I Love It
When I decided I wanted to start making soap, Melt and Pour Soap was not what I envisioned. I was going to make it from “scratch”…that is until I learned I had to use lye. Now, I know myself very well….I can be a little clumsy at times. I have a tendency of being danger prone…so…with me being scared of what may happen since I am danger prone and lye are not a good combination at all. At that point I was like, “What the hell am I going to do?” After some research I found Melt and Pour Soap….it was exactly what my danger prone behind needed until I get up the nerve to face my lye fears.
I found a recipe for Charcoal and Tea Tree Facial Soap and proceeded to buy what I needed. I found and bought a Tea Tree based melt and pour soap, the recipe called for Tea Tree essential oil, but I wanted to make the recipe all my own. I bought activated charcoal, a few carrier oils, and a mold. It actually came out really nice and I didn’t have to wait for it to cure! It turned out so well I decided to add it to my website. You can click the link above to check it out and/or purchase.
Here are a few things I learned about Melt and Pour Soap:
- It is not cheating – Using Melt and Pour Soap is not cheating. There are people, such as myself, who don’t want the hassle of using lye.
- No cure time – When making soap from scratch, there is a cure time of 4-6 weeks. Some people don’t have time to wait that length of time. Melt and Pour Soap does not have a curing time, it can be used as soon as it has hardened.
- So many bases to choose from – There are so many Melt and Pour Soap bases to choose from. A few I have on hand are: Tea Tree, Hemp, Buttermilk, Goat Milk, and Oatmeal. Also, there is a detergent free option, which is great for people with sensitive skin.
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