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Old 05-07-2017, 04:53 AM   #1
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Default Looking for the gentlest white base

I've been doing CP for a year now and while I've never really worked on M&P I think I have the basics down to where I can get it done. My daughter has shown interest in making some soap on her own and I'd like to get her started in M&P. The issue is that I'm not that familiar with the different bases and would ask that someone advise which is a very gentle base to get. No issues with allergies or vegan/non-vegan. Anything considered super gentle would be great.

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Old 05-07-2017, 06:01 PM   #2
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This is a great question. I wish I could help but I still haven't gotten around to learning everything I can about M&P. I suspect some of the soaps may be better than what I make at the moment.


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you could get a sampling from places like Bulk Apothecary...I'm partial to SFIC bases but they also carry other manufacturers...I know theres a castile and an olive oil soap base offered by SFIC , some palm free bases ,etc. I love the honey glycerine base...
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you could get a sampling from places like Bulk Apothecary...I'm partial to SFIC bases but they also carry other manufacturers...I know theres a castile and an olive oil soap base offered by SFIC , some palm free bases ,etc. I love the honey glycerine base...
Ditto ^^^ SFIC is the closest to all natural soap. Another concern may be "sweating" that MP is prone to so you may want to look at the ones that are formulated for "low sweating".


Bramble Berry in WA carries SFIC too:

https://www.brambleberry.com/sfic-soap-c647.aspx
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I agree with SFIC as the best base. My favorites were the hemp and goats milk bases. I have used BB low sweat base and it does help a lot with the sweating that M&P is prone to, but I would still wrap it with shrink wrap or something like Saran. Especially in humid conditions.
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SFIC means...?
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its a company out of the west coast...SFIC Corporation,,,
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I like to use detergent-free bases from WSP for my M&P soaps. The buttermilk base is especially nice, because it also has honey, oatmeal, and calendula.
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I have tried bases from BB, NG, and BA, and I am going to go out of a limb here, and mention that my absolute favorite base in the double butter 5 pound slab from Michaels. Yep, it sounds crazy, but it is amazing!

And you can use a 40% coupon.
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Thanks everyone for their input. I'll be checking each and every one out.


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