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Old 09-26-2017, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default Homemade M&P Base

Has anyone ever made their own M&P base? I seen some mention that it is basically a HP soap with added alcohol and others say it is added glycerin and others say it is too difficult to make at home


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Old 09-26-2017, 04:44 AM   #2
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I tried it once with the added glycerin, and I wouldn't try it again. It was nice to have control over the ingredients, which was why I tried, but to me it wasn't worth the extra step just to nix a few ingredients off a label. It might be for you, though!


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Old 09-26-2017, 09:54 AM   #3
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I've tried it a couple of times, but haven't gotten anywhere near having a clear soap. The second try I made from the thread here, and it produced a pretty nice soap. It might have been sort of clear except I used cocoa butter as my hard oil. My first one was a failure. Tried to figure percentages from a recipe I found online, and wound up with too much glycerin, and it melted as soon as I tried to use a bar. I'm sure I'll try it again, being able to make a clear or even translucent soap is something I want to manage.
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Here is a tutorial with a recipe for a relatively clear soap.

https://youtu.be/xHS1V8HIwoE
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I did a cost analysis about a year ago and unless I bought everything in EXTREME bulk it was cheaper to just buy melt and pour base.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:16 PM   #6
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I did a cost analysis about a year ago and unless I bought everything in EXTREME bulk it was cheaper to just buy melt and pour base.
Well, yea. Just like it's cheaper to buy commercially produced soap than it is to make your own. There's just something about the satisfaction of knowing you made a thing yourself and exactly what went into it that's worth the extra cost. Plus the challenge of doing something tricky and succeeding.
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I made my own just to see if I could do it. It worked great, melted and remelted, no problems, and I LOVED the way it felt (compared to even SFIC M&P bases) - however, I live in a relatively low humid area (at tops we may see 25% here and there) and it still sweat profusely, so I have no idea how people in humid areas would use it. I had to wrap in tight cling wrap right after making or it'd be just slimy and gross, then when it dried out, it would be all crystallized. And I tried 3 times, and couldn't get it clear all the way through.

Much easier for my applications and me just to buy the base.


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